Fall Show Season and Spring 2017 Chick/Egg Reservations have Begun!
Click on For Sale to make a reservation for Spring Chicks or Eggs. Due to several requests, reservations for 2017 Spring Chicks and Eggs has been extended into February. I will only be hatching/collecting what has been reserved and what I want to keep.
Well, the fall show season is over…at least for me and my birds here at Sand Castles Farm. Not a bad season, after a somewhat tentative start. I thought that dang ear surgery was going to put a hiatus on everything, but with the help of friends (John Womack, LaVern Faile, Pete Brucker), we did make it out to 4 shows.
Cape Fear Poultry Show, 12/10/16, Smithfield, NC. And my 2016 SE District Champion did it again with Champion AOSB and one of my black pullets brought home Reserve Champion AOSB. Two birds on Champion row! Great way to close out the 2016 show season. 7 LF Ameraucanas entered – 4 judged, 2 Bantam Ameraucanas, 3 exhibitors.
Dixie Classic, 12/3-4/16, Knoxville, TN. Well, my 2016 SE District Champion proved himself again, bringing home Best of Breed, out of 22 large fowl Ameraucanas entered. He was pulled for consideration for AOSB, but one of those gorgeous black sumatras took home the prize and the Phoenix took Reserve. We also brought home Best of Variety and Reserve Best of Variety with two of my blue pullets, out of 4 blues entered. 22 LF Ameraucanas, 12 Bantam Ameraucanas, 5 exhibitors.
Forsyth Fowl Fanciers, 11/26/16, Winston-Salem, NC. This was also the South East District ABC Meet and I’m very happy and proud to have brought home the 2016 SE District Champion Ameraucana! He also won Champion AOSB, Best of Breed, and Best of Variety, out of 50 Ameraucanas entered. We also brought home the Best of Variety and Reserve Best of Variety with two of my blue pullets, bred by Sharon Yorks of Ohio. 28 LF Ameraucanas entered, 22 Bantam Ameraucanas entered, 9 exhibitors
First show of this season was the Heart of Dixie Poultry Show in Anniston, Ala. We brought home CH AOSB with one of my black hens and Res CH AOSB with one of my blues. Next up – SE District Meet at Forsyth Fowl Fanciers in Winston-Salem, NC 11/26/16. 4 LF Ameraucanas entered, 1 exhibitor
The Ameraucana Breeders Club 2016 National Meet is 11/5/16, in Caldwell, ID. I couldn’t make the trip, but I sent a nice black trio. We’ll see how they do.
Hope to see you at some shows!