Clark County 4-H
Back in February in our quest for fertile modern game hen eggs we went to the 4-H meeting at the Clark County Fair in Washington. We brought along our friends the Robos. It was a great learning experience for everyone. It was amazing to see all the shapes and sizes of chickens that the 4-H young poultry enthusiasts had brought. Here are some pictures of the fabulous chickens we saw on our field trip.
A table of bantam chicks for sale. This was what the whole warehouse was filled with.
Cheryl and a good looking lavender Orpington rooster. He was large (small girl for scale).
Abdullahi standing bravely in front of the largest chickens I have ever seen. A pair of dark Brahmas. They were huge!
Maybe not that bravely.
Another huge Brahma rooster. This one is a light Brahma. Cheryl not to scale, they likely weigh the same. It was that big!
A Turkey and Cheryl. Cheryl for scale. This turkey gave us a good gobble scare.
Turkey (don’t take your eyes off it if you’re smart)
Feeding the chickens.
Serama Rooster (The Serama is the smallest breed of chicken in the world.)
Bantam Cornish Rooster (He had the most unusual chicken face I have ever seen. Unfortunately I didn’t get a good photo.)
Bantam White Wyandotte Rooster (Wyandottes come in a range of colors most common is the gold and silver laced.)
Bantam Double laced Cornish Hen (The double-lacing that this hens feathers exhibit is a semi- rare chicken feather pattern.)
Barbu d’Anvers Hen (This dutch breed is a natural bantam, meaning it has no full size counterpart.)
Serama Hen(The Serama originate from Malaysia.)
Frizzle Serama Hen (The frizzle gene causes a defective rachis.)
Outside they had a pair of Call Ducks, which are basically bantam ducks.
Hannah demonstrates how to hold chickens in her ah god shirt.
Abdullahi demonstrates his lack of fear of chickens.
And just in case you forgot your chicken body parts we have a handy guide to refer to.
We had a good time and it was great to meet a bunch of fellow poultry enthusiasts. I am jealous of their acreage. I also think it was a great opportunity for “city” chicken people to co-mingle with “country” chicken folk. All city chicken raisers should learn from country chicken owners because they have generally been doing it longer and with more stock.