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2020 ABC National
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:58:29 AM »
  The South Central District hosted the ABC national meet at the Norman, OK Canadian Valley Poultry Club Mega Show on November 7, 2020.  ABC members came from 12 states to show a total of 203 Ameraucanas.
One-hundred-thirty-two large fowl were shown in the open show by 20 exhibitors.  Four exhibitors showed 39 bantams in the open show.  Twelve Juniors showed 30 large fowl in the Junior show and Tate Unrau showed 2 bantams in the Junior show.

  This was our first prequalifying splash meet!  A unified effort from several ABC members managed to surpass the required 4 in each class.  Without the team pulling together, there would have been a failure to acquire the four cocks and four hens.  Molt has its way of elimination on the older birds this time of year.  Lindsay Helton, Jean Ribbeck and Paul Smith managed to round up enough of the needed older birds!  A special thanks for Wade Taliaferro, Becky Stengel, Dean Newman for allowing their splash to be shown.  Also a special thanks to (Exhibitor List Order) Lindsay Helton, Brad Henson, Paul & Angela Smith, Sara Church, Connie Ribbeck, Patricia & Keith Lincoln, and Chris Cross who showed splash in the show.

  All Ameraucanas were judged by Bill Hopkins.  Bill was very impressed with the splash females.  Most of the males were in molt and sunlight damaged.  All the paper work has been filled out then signed by Bill.  One more prequalifer then the two qualifying meets!

  The reserve splash, a hen shown by Brad Henson also was the reserve AOV.  Paul & Angela Smith had the BV on a pullet which also won best AOV, and 24th ALFA.  Eight pullets and 5 in each of the other 3 classes were shown for a total of 23!

Twenty-three blue were exhibited by 8 ABC members.  Lindsay Helton won BV on a cockerel and Max Strawn won RV on a pullet.  Seven blue wheaten were shown by 3 ABC members.  A pullet won BV and a hen RV both shown by Lindsay Helton.  Eight self blue were shown by 2 members.  Lindsay Helton had BV on a hen and RV on a pullet.  Two silver pullets were shown into BV & RV by Bur Oak Farm of North Dakota.

  One EEL was entered.  One Lavender cockerel was shown into BV  by Amber Motley.  Both competed for the best and reserve AOV against the splash.  Six wheatens were shown by 5 ABC members.  Lindsay Helton won BV and RV on two pullets.  The BV pullet also won reserve breed and third place Ameraucana of the show.  Nine whites were shown by 5 exhibitors.  Lauren Dossey won BV on a cockerel and Jerry DeSmidt won RV on a pullet.

  Blacks, the largest class, had 52 head shown by 15 exhibitors.  Jerry DeSmidt won BV on a cockerel which also won best of breed, champion Ameraucana and Res. AOSB.  Jerry also won RV on another cockerel, highest scoring display, and national show high point.

  The open bantam black class had 7 head shown by 2 ABC members.  Jerry DeSmidt won BV on a hen and RV on a cock.  Jerry DeSmidt showed 2 blue into BV on a cock and RV on a hen.  Eight blue wheaten were shown by 2 ABC members.  Jerry DeSmidt won BV on a cock and RV on a hen.  Max Strawn showed a brown red cockerel into BV.  Jerry DeSmidt showed 4 buff.  His hen won BV, best of breed, and reserve Ameraucana.  Jerry's pullet won RV.  Four self blue were shown by 2 ABC members.  Jerry DeSmidt won BV on a cockerel and RV on a pullet.  These two also won BV and RV in the AOV class since self blue bantams are not recognized by the APA at this time.
Six wheatens were shown by 2 ABC members.  Jerry DeSmidt won BV on a pullet and RV on a cockerel.  Jerry DeSmidt showed 7 whites with his cock winning BV, Res. breed and 4th place Ameraucana.  Jerry's cockerel won RV.  Jerry also had the highest scoring display.

  Nineteen large fowl black were shown by 10 Juniors.  Kailynn Cox won BV, reserve breed and reserve Junior champion Ameraucana on a cock.  Lauren Dossey won RV on a cockerel.  Four blue were shown by 4 Juniors.  Kailynn Cox won BV on a cockerel and Audrey Roaque won RV on a cockerel.  The blue wheaten class had two head.  Lauren Dossey had BV on a pullet and Kyson Cox RV on a cockerel.  Paetyn Dumond showed a self blue hen into BV.
Three wheatens were shown by 2 Juniors.  Lauren Dossey won BV, best of breed, Junior Champion Ameraucana on a pullet.  Kyson Cox won RV on a cock.  A white pullet was shown into BV by Lauren Dossey.

  Tate UnRau showed a pair of black bantams in the Junior show.  Tate won BV, best of breed and Champion AOCCL on his pullet and RV and reserve breed on his cockerel.

  The following paragraph was written by ABC Secretary Lindsay Helton, and shared with permission!
  " An ABC meeting was held at the national meet. President Jean Ribbeck welcomed everyone and thanked those that donated silent auction and raffle items. A prayer was led by South Central District Director Paul Smith for the family of former President Clif Reddin. Clif passed away in November. Secretary/Treasurer Lindsay Helton presented a treasurer report and provided a review of our current membership numbers. Jean Ribbeck made mention of the successful completion of the large fowl self blue approval process and provided details regarding the club’s decision to move forward with the large fowl splash approval process. A potential policy change was discussed to include honorary Vice-President in board discussions. Jean Ribbeck presented the Lifetime Achievement award to Harry Shaffer for his efforts regarding creation of the large fowl self blue color variety. The individuals that originally introduced the lavender gene into the bantam self blue color variety were also mentioned. To join the Ameraucana Breeders Club and be eligible to earn exhibitor points and qualify for rosettes, visit  http://www.ameraucanabreedersclub.org/membership.html ."  also ABC members in attendance introduced themselves and where they were from.  We had 30 from 12 states!  All received mask.  Special thanks to Kris Dossey for allowing the use of his slogan "Make Ameraucanas Great Again"

  The new ABC member drawing was held and Sherri Osborne won the items.  Lindsay Helton won the $200 Tractor Supply gift card, a special birthday present!  A surprise birthday cake was presented to Lindsay and shared by ABC membership.  $1591 was raised for our next national meet awards, thanks to donors and purchasers.
 
  The egg contest entries were very low this year due to molt by most birds at this time.  Lindsay Helton won best large fowl eggs and Jerry DeSmidt reserve large fowl, best and reserve bantam eggs.  Best and Reserve variety rosettes were clipped to the coops.  Due to the threat of cancelation, rosettes were awarded and cash rather than plaques.  Since this was a one day show there was not a dinner awards at a restaurant.  Another great ABC national meet goes into history of the ABC, thanks to everyone who made it a success!  Pictures of all the BV and RV (except one RV that vanished) were made.  They will be posted ASAP.  I have heard that Fayetteville only allowed 50 people in the show room at a time.  If that had happened to us, pictures would not have been available, as I started at the completion of large fowl open judging and continued to coop out, even skipped lunch.  Looking forward to our South Central District meet on Dec 12 in Shawnee, OK.  Entries close Nov 20.  See you there, as we continue to "Make Ameraucanas Great Again."

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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 10:59:56 AM »
       2020 Winning Birds Junior Show Large Fowl

Blacks

BV, RB, Reserve Overall Junior Ameraucana Cock by Kailynn Cox

RV, Cockerel by Lauren Dossey

  Blues

BV, Cockerel by Kailynn Cox

RV, Cockerel by Audrey Roaque

    Blue Wheaten

BV, Pullet by Lauren Dossey

RV, Cockerel by Kyson Cox

   Self Blue

BV, Hen by Paetyn Dummond

  Wheaten

BV, Pullet by Lauren Dossey

RV, Cock by Kyson Cox

    White

BV, Pullet by Lauren Dossey



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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 11:25:21 AM »
2020 Winning Birds Junior Bantam

Black

BV, BB, Champion AOCCL Pullet by Tate UnRau

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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 11:29:42 AM »
            All Ameraucanas were judged by Judge Bill Hopkins

Photo of Judge Bill Hopkins choosing the ABC National Champion
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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 11:31:52 AM »
                          2020 National Large Fowl Open Show Winning Birds

   Blacks

BV, BB, Champion Ameraucana, Reserve AOSB, Cockerel by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Cockerel by Jerry DeSmidt

  Blues

BV, Cockerel by Lindsay Helton

RV, Pullet by Max Strawn

  Blue Wheatens

BV, Pullet by Lindsay Helton

RV, Pullet by Lindsay Helton

      Self Blues

BV, Hen by Lindsay Helton

RV, Pullet by Lindsay Helton





 
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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 11:51:16 AM »
  2020 National Large Fowl Open Show Winning Birds

  Silvers

 BV, Pullet by Bur Oak Farm

 RV, Pullet by Bur Oak Farm

  Splash

BV, Pullet by Paul & Angela Smith

RV, Hen by Brad Henson

  Wheaten

BV, RB, 3rd overall Pullet by Lindsay Helton

RV, Pullet by Lindsay Helton

  White

BV, Cockerel by Lauren Dossey

RV, Pullet by Jerry DeSmidt
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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 12:03:36 PM »
  2020 National Bantam Open Show Winning Birds

  Blacks

BV, Hen by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Cock by Jerry DeSmidt

  Blues

BV, Cock by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Hen by Jerry DeSmidt

  Blue Wheatens

BV, Cock by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Hen by Jerry DeSmidt

  Brown Red

BV, Cockerel by Max Strawn

  Buff

BV, BB, Reserve Ameraucana Hen by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Pullet by Jerry DeSmidt
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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 12:11:46 PM »
  2020 National Bantam Open Show Winning Birds

  Any Other Variety (AOV)  Self Blue

BV, Cockerel by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Pullet by Jerry DeSmidt

  Wheaten

BV, Pullet by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Cockerel by Jerry DeSmidt

  White

BV, RB, 4th Overall, Cock by Jerry DeSmidt

RV, Cockerel by Jerry DeSmidt


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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2020, 02:41:28 PM »
Thanks Paul for another great ABC National Meet. From the great exhibition numbers to the great pictures, thank you for another well done job. Thanks for taking the lead in the Splash recognition project and with this years hatch of K and P, next years C and H classes will be easier to fill. I'm rearranging my breeding pens to hopefully get more Splash chicks next year. My efforts this year yielded only 3 pullets and as of today 2 are only 3-1/2 months old. Congratulations to Sherri Osborne for winning the new member drawing. Hats off to Paul for obtaining a record dollar amount of gifts for the drawing! What a haul for the new member! Thanks to all who brought Ameraucana birds for the world to see. There were outstanding numbers and quality birds in all classes. Congratulations to Jerry DeSmidt for the long haul from Wisconsin to Norman and winning Champion  and Reserve Champion Ameraucana for the National Meet. Everyone who brought birds was a winner for an outstanding ABC National Meet!
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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 06:55:27 PM »
Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone that brought birds for the event. It's great news that the first Splash LF meet was a success. The report and pictures portray a great show. Thank you Paul for your usual outstanding report.The pictures as usual are very nice and help relay so much. All that effort takes a lot of time and energy. I am sorry to hear that they didn't feed you down there. So much for southern hospitality. And I don't know why you all let the guy from Wisconsin roll out with all of those awards, Again. Thanks for all the effort!   
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Re: 2020 ABC National
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 10:57:38 PM »
Thanks Paul for the show recap and stats and everyone else involved in pulling it off.  I really enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing all the birds from across the country. 
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