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Susan Mouw

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Egg Contest
« on: May 07, 2015, 11:33:54 AM »
2015 ABC National Meet
Egg Contest


We will be offering four classes for the egg contest at our 2015 National Meet: Large Fowl Hen, Large Fowl Pullet, Bantam Hen, and Bantam Pullet. Awards will be given for the Best in each class. There is no entry fee, Ameraucana eggs only;

Entries will consist of six eggs presented in a suitable container of the entrant’s choice.

Exhibitors may enter the same class more than once only if each entry represents a different Ameraucana variety and/or under hen or pullet status. Entries from pens or flocks of commingled varieties shall be limited to one per class and shall be designated “Various” on the entry form.

No unsolicited remarks by any exhibitor may be made within hearing of the judge during the judging process. Violations will result in automatic disqualification of all entries of the violator(s).

All entries become the property of the Ameraucana Breeders Club at the time of entry.

Two out of each entry of six eggs will be opened by the judge or the clerk to facilitate the judging of interior qualities and coloring.

Each class will be judged to third place. Ribbons will be offered to the 2nd and 3rd place winners in each class.

Recommended equipment to be supplied by the Ameraucana Breeders Club:
Egg Scale, magnifying glass, pencil or marking pen, butter knife for opening eggs, a container for broken shells, paper saucers, and judging cards for each entry with room for judges comments.

The Judging Scale will be as follows:

Category
Maximum Points
Optimal Quality
Shell Texture10non-porous, uniformly smooth throughout
Shell Quality10not thin, resistant to breakage, free of hair-line cracks, without bumps or spots
Shell Shape10uniform, oval, smaller ends quite evident
Size10top priority is six eggs of uniform size, then tending to large size for class of entry
Cleanliness10exteriors free of stains or evidence of sand-papering
Shell Color30blue without evidence of brown pigment, inside same shade as outside – allowing for dampness
Freshness10yolks “stand up” and whites are not “runny”
Interior Qualities10free of foreign spots or other impurities, yolk size proportionate to size of eggs
Disqualifications:
  • Evidence of faking including artificial coloring
  • Eggs having been boiled or otherwise preserved
  • No evidence of blue shell pigmentation
  • Eggs other than true Ameraucana

You can download the full Egg Contest rules and judging sheets at: http://www.ameraucana.org/docs/egg%20judging%20information%202015.pdf
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Don

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Re: Egg Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 08:27:01 AM »
"presented in a suitable container of the entrant's choice"   I think last year in Lucasville someone put all of the eggs in a paper bowl so the judges saw them all in the same container.  So it doesn't really matter what you present them in, right?    (As long as you don't throw them at the secretary until after the show)
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Re: Egg Contest
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 09:20:39 AM »
(As long as you don't throw them at the secretary until after the show)

Ahem.  There are no rewards or prizes being offered for who has the most number of hits on the Secretary.  Just saying...
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Re: Egg Contest
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 09:24:41 AM »
I was speaking of the show secretary,for those who were upset about their placement,  But I am all for starting New Traditions?
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Re: Egg Contest
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 09:27:08 AM »
Show, Club, or Secretary of State - still no rewards  :P
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Re: Egg Contest
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 08:47:26 AM »
  Entrants were required to provide baskets in the past, but it was changed a few years ago-to just bring them and they are placed in paper disposable bowls!
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