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News and Information / Re: Meet Reports overdue
« on: March 23, 2019, 02:28:52 PM »
Sorry, I thought you had already automated the points too.  Thanks for checking.

News and Information / Re: Meet Reports overdue
« on: March 23, 2019, 01:24:28 PM »
Susan, can you check Katherine's points tally for the FFF show, I don't see anything listed in the points listing for her in 2018?  Maybe I've missed something.   

News and Information / Poultry Place Ad for the club
« on: March 23, 2019, 01:03:36 PM »
I am getting questions about the Ad that we voted to restart at the National.   Can anyone say when this is going to start again?

News and Information / Re: Meet Reports overdue
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:25:54 AM »
It was determined that there were no AMs at the Friendship show in Morganton.
I am not sure why no one attended the Anniston Show, but you cant take that one off the list too.

Has the Winston Salem show report been uploaded so the members can recieve points for wins there?

News and Information / Re: Story of an unfortunate incident!
« on: March 22, 2019, 09:22:11 AM »
Jeff and Sherry,  I am sorry to hear about this happening again. We were lucky to meet them at the National in Ohio this past fall.  I am sure that people will be happy to help get them back started with some stock for this summer or fall.  Can you ask them to put together a preference list of varieties?  I hope they have good luck getting the barn protected again. I've heard that weasels are Very difficult to capture and control.  I wish them the best.     drc

Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: South East Meets 2019
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:51:42 PM »
The Forsyth show in Winston Salem is a single show this spring.  I am not sure about the fall show but will find out from the club later this month.  The deadline in March 24th, and the accept email as well as mail entries 

I've copied a partial image of the show catalog below, Please drop me a note if you have questions. 

James Eaton 5625 410 Linville St, Kernersville NC 27284
ph 336 279 6167

Forsyth Fowl Fanciers Association
Winter Show 3/30/2019
***************** *****************
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
421 West 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC
Anthony Ashley APA/ ABA SC
Terry “Tater” Britt ABA NC
 Entry Fee is $3.00 per bird,plus $1clean up fee per exhibitor (all to be paid before judging).
We accept standard chickens, bantam chickens and bantam ducks. We will no longer accept large ducks.
Closing Date is Sunday, March 24th 2019
You can enter in one of three ways, mail to: James Eaton 5625 410 Linville St. , Kernersville, NC 27284
E-mail to: or call in to: 336-279-6167 between 6pm and 9pm only please.
 ***********************NOTICE*********************** All out of state birds will be required to have a current Avian Influenza test. The test must be taken within
3 weeks prior to our show. Please have your documentation with you to present to the Dept. of AG reps.
The Forsyth Fowl Fanciers regret any hardship this may cause but we are required to strictly enforce this
rule. Thank you in advance for meeting this requirement.
State testers WILL check your GREEN CARD if you are selling birds. Be sure your card is current and have it
with you. If you need a Green Card, write to the NC Dept. of Agriculture &Consumer Services, Veterinary
Division, 1030 MailService Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030.
North Carolina requires that all birds be tested for Pullorum and Typhoid and wear a test band. Have yourtest
papers and/or card with you or your birds may have to be retested. We suggest that you have your birds
tested before you arrive at the show. Testers will be here from 3pm thru 7pm on Friday and 630 am thru 9am
on Saturday morning.
Junior Show
1. Juniors 6-18 may compete in the Junior show.
2. Junior birds will not compete in the open show
3. Juniors may enter birds in the open show on a separate entry.
4. Junior entries will be cooped together and judged in normal manner.
5. Junior entry fee is $3.00 per bird plus a $1 clean up fee.
6. Awards will be given to the best of each ABA classification plus Best and Reserve
large fowl
7. Champion and Reserve Champion junior show will be rewarded.
8. Junior birdsmust beclearlymarkedonentryortheywill beentered intothe
9. Ifyou planto participate inthe Showmanship, markentry form and give your age
APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club Sanctioned Showmanship Meet
We will have 3 age groups for the showmanship competition: Junior ages 8-10,
Intermediate ages 11-13and Senior ages 14and up
There are two divisions in our junior show, SHOW and SHOWMANSHIP. The APA-ABA
Youth Poultry Club will award Trophies for 1s t and 2nd places in showmanship for
each age group.
Showmanship starts at 9am, please wait by your birds untilthe judge gets to you.
ABA, APA, Booted Bantam Club, Ameraucana Club and other meets pending
We will operate our concession and would appreciate your patronage. We will serve
breakfast and lunch. The FFF requests that Breed Clubs patronize our concessions and
not serve items themselves.
Feed will be supplied for use during the show.
Exhibitors list
An exhibitors list will be available after judging has started.
Best of Breed=16 or more
Reserve of Breed=30 or more
Best of Variety=16 or more
Champion Bantam Chicken
Reserve Bantam Chicken
Champion Duck=16 or more
Reserve Duck=30 or more
Super Grand Champion
Best AOSB (Large)
Best American (Large)
Best Asiatic (Large)
Best Continental (Large)
Best Mediterranean (Large)
Champion Standard (Large)
Reserve Standard (Large)
 Additional donated awards will be offered
 Best Display SC White Leghorn Bantams Best Blue Cochin
 Best Splash d’Anver Best Crele OE
 Best Partridge Rock Best d’Uccle
 Best Polish
 Best Junior Japanese
 Best Junior Leghorn
 Best Junior Plymouth Rock
 Best Junior Cochin


 1. Courtyard by Marriott, (336) 727-1277
 3111 University Parkway,Winston-Salem, NC 27105
 2. Winston-Salem Hotel and Spa (336) 723-2911
 3050 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
3. Doubletree by Hilton (336) 767-9595
 5790 University Parkway, Winston-Salem NC 27105
4. Baymont Inn and Suites (336) 714-8888
 200 Mercantile Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds 421West 27th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 727-2236
Entry# _
Forsyth Fowl Fanciers Association
Winter Show
(Circle one)OpenShow orJuniorShow, Jr.Showmanship Meet (yes / no) age _____
Address _____________________________________________________
Phone # __________________________________________________
E-mail ___________________________________________________
# of birds shown X $3.00 = ____________________
$1 Clean-up fee per e

Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: Exhibition Age for Ameraucanas
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:37:33 PM »
Mitch and Tiffany, the preferred age for a pullet is just as she lays her first egg, her feather should be really nice and complete at that point. You are right in that families mature at different rates. Feed and season will also change the progression as well as any stress factors, heat, fighting.....  Touch base with the breeder your stock came from. They might have some sage advice with their experience in their line.  I would venture that with bantams 5-6 months if hatched in about march-may.  LF will often take 8 months for pullets and for males, well probably closer to a year.  But obviously you can't just hatch one sex when you need them, so you have to kind of go with a middle ground I guess.  I am sure some others will join in and give you more info on their experience as well. 

Exhibiting & Promoting / Ameraucana Breeders Club 2019 National Meet
« on: February 23, 2019, 03:25:03 PM »
I hope everyone has noted this show for their calendars for this fall.  I think this could be a great show with a great location in Knoxville TN, the first saturday in Dec.  There is plenty for the family to do near the show hall including a great Zoo, plenty of shopping and other tourist attractions around as well. 

Please feel free to let me or Jeff Vance know if you want to donate items for the auctions or if you have questions in advance or for preparation for the show.      Thanks!    drc

Exhibiting & Promoting / South East Meets 2019
« on: February 23, 2019, 03:20:36 PM »
We have a few meets that have been requested and set thus far this year. 

FFF Winston-Salem NC last saturday in March, Dixie Classic Fair Grounds -Dbl show

Forsyth Fowl Fanciers, always Saturday after Thanksgiving, Winston-Salem NC -Dbl show

And don't forget the ABC National, Dixie Classic in Knoxville TN First saturday in December.

News and Information / Re: Meeting Minutes
« on: February 23, 2019, 02:56:12 PM »
Michelle,  I do not think the club has been in the habit of documenting conference or meeting notes from the meetings I've attended or have known to taken place over the past couple of years.  I am not certain what might have been the practice during the times before I joined the club.  Keeping notes for attendees clarification and obviously my own has been a habit for business meetings thru the years. These are often helpful for looking back and to remind ourselves what we discussed and the direction decided, or to focus action items for attendees to address and or report on in the future.  In my opinion it would be a great step for the meetings at the future meetings both on the National Meeting level and for the District level.  Several years ago Jeff Vance had a great suggestion, that the district have a meeting once a year as well.  I am not sure if some of the other DDs have practiced this in the past and just not kept or maybe just not published minutes or items discussed during these meetings.  Great Idea, I would like for this to become a part of the report for most of the larger shows.  Thanks!    drc     

Thanks Angela and Paul for the total report for the show.  The images are great to go with the written report. There were some really nice entries there from so many folks. Congrats to all of you again.  And Thanks Paul for herding the Self Blue meet there. I know it was a lot of effort and phone calls etc.  I am glad that you were there to see it thru.  Congratulations on the first leg of the effort.   

Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: Junior Awards
« on: December 23, 2018, 06:13:37 PM »
Just to bump this back up again.

Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: Regional Meets to augment the National region
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:26:20 AM »
Its good to get comments.  Thank you Lindsay for your post of discussion with pros and cons. 

The concern of not having a Large meet in the West for five years spurred the thought. The West is a larger district so even the District meet for them is a bit farther to travel in any given year.   

We definitely could focus more on the District meets more to build more fellowship and energy. And I'm not sure that we couldn't replace a District with a Regional somehow with some discussion and planning. It might help to build some excitment from different geographic areas of membership too, just a thought. 

The rock club has 10 districts, so has 10 district meets each year, two Regionals and One National. I know there are a few more Rock breeders than AM breeders but it does seem to work for them very well. 

Regarding awards, I don't think most clubs offer quite as many awards.  And Personally I don't think that is a focus for most people beyond juniors and new folks trying to fill up a trophy wall.  Trophies and Rossettes could definitely be trimmed for even the National IMO. 

Again it was just a thought to encourage some discussion from the membership. So feel free to add their thoughts or other ideas if you are interested. 

Exhibiting & Promoting / Regional Meets to augment the National region
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:40:22 PM »
I'm going to try this one more time to try to generate discussion.  I hope we can stay on topic.

"Any chance of holding a National near us folks in the western part of the country? lol"

Cesar asked a question, and it was answered regarding the National rotation.  But it raises a question that has been on my mind for some time. It does seem to feel like some areas are isolated for several years because the rotation takes 5 years to come around to each district.

One of the other Breed clubs has a system where they also have Regional Meets each year. So as example, when the National meet is in the East, they have a Regional Meet in the Western and Middle portions of the country. These meets are not as attended as the National and the awards are much more along the lind of the District type meets. But the point is to give the breeders in those areas a place to gather and promote the breed while they wait for the National to return.  Anyone else have examples from other clubs that they think works well? 

Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: National Rotation - Alternate Regions
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:44:48 PM »
That's why they call them National Meets. You want people to be able to attend from all over the region, not just one District. Same Logic we don't place the major meets in Florida or Maine.  These locations are not accessible to the most population.     

As it stands now, the National is only within a third of the membership every three years, that's if you consider that folks from the say within 1,000 miles can attend if they choose.  If we had regional meets every member should be able to attend one of the regional meets each year. 

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