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Poultry, Turkey, and Waterfowl


ACTIVITY REQUIRED: Complete the project record sheet, complete YQCA, and attend appropriate workshops.

DUE DATE: All record sheets and activities are due at check in on Sunday of fair week. YQCA must be completed one week prior to fair.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS:  County enrollment forms must be completed and received by the Extension Office by May 15th. All projects need to be enrolled in Fair Entry by July 1st.

DOCUMENT AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: NPIP – Blood Test or From an NPIP Certified Flock, with receipt and county issued enrollment forms.



Taken from the 2021 Animal/Livestock Manual Requirements” on page 14 of the Periscope.


STATE FAIR ENTRY: Any member may exhibit. Entries are due before County Fair. Member must contact superintendent for entry form.


  1. See General Health Requirements for all species as listed in Newton County Fair Book. All animals must be healthy at the time of entry to the Newton County Fair to be eligible for exhibition.  All animals must be identified and meet appropriate State Board of Animal Health requirements. Poultry found to have lice, mites, lice eggs, or mite eggs will be removed from exhibition.
  2. Pre-Entry must be done prior to fair to assure cage space. Superintendents have the right to limit the number of entries per member if cage space is not available. Substitutions will be only allowed for the same class and sex. Notify Superintendent when you check in at the Barn.
  3. Each exhibitor must provide his own feed and water and care for your own exhibit several times daily. Each member is responsible for their own cage padlock. All cages must be cleaned by 9 a.m. daily and as needed throughout the day. Superintendent will contact 4-Hers if cages need to be cleaned. If cages are not maintained and kept clean you may be asked to remove your animals from the barn. This will result in an incomplete in your project and you will not be allowed to auction your animal.
  4. All entries into the Poultry Barn must be recognized in the American Standard of Perfection or Bantam Standards by the American Bantam Association. The only exception will be in the Egg Production Class.
  5. Each exhibitor may enter 4 birds per class. They may only exhibit 1 pair of birds in the entire Egg Market Class. (This will be the auction birds). Auction egg layers must be a dual purpose breed to qualify for the auction. Auction animals will be going to market on the out truck. The Egg Market Class list of birds will be sent out at a later date. The heavy commercial ducks may be auctioned.
  6. Age classification for Poultry and Waterfowl:
  7. Bird less than 1 year old on the day of show-Young Birds(pullets or cockerels)
  8. Bird 1 year old or older on the day of the show-Mature Birds(hens or roosters)
  9. All birds of same sex regardless of age (Hen/Pullet and Cock/Cockerel) will show together in their class.
  10. You must provide proof of NPIP for birds less than 1 year of age. For example: you will need to keep your receipt of purchase from Store/ Hatchery and get the NPIP number at that time. Blood testing will be offered by the Barn and dates will be provided. No Birds will be allowed in the poultry Barn without the NPIP or testing paperwork.
  11. Part of the NPIP program regulates birds exhibited in the state of Indiana. In order to exhibit in Indiana, the birds must come from an NPIP-certified Pullorum-Typhoid clean flock within one year of exhibition or have had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within ninety (90) days prior to exhibition.
  12. Egg Market Class will consist of 3 classes of egg layers. The classes are: Brown Eggs, White Eggs, and All other Colored Eggs. This classes will consist of a pair of birds. Must be 3 or more in each class or classes will be combined.
  13. Any birds entered in the Market Classes may not be shown in any other class.
  14. A poultry Showmanship Class will be held at the completion of Poultry Show. A manual is available upon request from the extension office. Showmanship Classes are divided into the following grades: Novice 3rd to 5th, Junior 6th to 8th, and Advanced 9th to 12th. Should you win your division you will be moved into the next class for Showmanship.
  15. Rooster Crowing Contest will be held during the fair, time and date to be announced. The contest will be done by the rooster owned by a 4-Her.  Only ROOSTERS will be included in the contest.
  16. Showmanship classes will be divided into appropriately sized groups by age. 4-Hers must sign-up with the respective superintendent. When signing up to enter the showmanship contest, the 4-Her must give his/her grade level. The superintendent will determine the break in class size. The winners in each class will show for the Champion Showman Award. (Past winners will re-enter their appropriate age class each year). All participating members must show their own animals.



            Americans: Plymouth Rocks, Dominiques, Wyandottes, Javas, Rhode Island Reds and Whites, Buckeyes,            Chanteclers, Jersey Giants, Lamonas, New Hampshires, Hollands, Delawares

            Asiatic: Brahmas, Cochins, Langshans

            English: Dorkings, Redcaps, Cornish, Orpingtons, Sussex, Australorps

            Mediterranean: Leghorns, Minorcas, Spanish, Andalusians, Anconas, Sicilian Buttercups, Catalanas

            Continental: (North European): Barnvelders, Hamburgs, Campines, Lakenvelders, Welsummers (Polish):             Bearded-Non-Bearded (French): Houdans, Faverolles, Crevecoeurs, LaFleche

            All Other Standard Breeds: (Games):  Modern - Old English (Oriental): Malays, Sumatras, Aseels,                     Shamos, Yokohamas, Phoenix, and Cubalayas (Miscellaneous): Sultans, Frizzles, Naked Necks,

            Araucanas, and Ameraucanas

            Game Bantam: Modern, Old English

            Single Comb Clean Legged Other Than Game Bantam: Anconas, Andalusians, Australorps, Catalanas,             Campines, Delawares, Dorkings, Dutch Frizzles, Hollands, Japanese, Javas, Jersey Giants, Lakenvelders,             Lamonas, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Necks, New Hampshires, Orpingtons, Phoenix, Plymouth Rocks,               Rhode Island Reds, Spanish, Sussex, Welsummers

            Rose Comb Clean Legged Bantam: Anconas, Belgium Bearded d’Anvers, Dorkings, Dominiques,                      Hamburgs, Leghorns, Minorcas, Redcaps, Rhode Island Reds and Whites, Rosecombs, Sebrights,                      Wyandottes

            All Other Combs, Clean Legged Bantams: Ameraucana, Araucanas, Buckeyes, Chanteclers, Cornish,             Crevecoeurs, Cubalayas, Houdans, LaFleche, Malays, Polish, Shamos, Sicilian Buttercups, Sumatras,                 Yokohamas

            Feather Legged Bantam: Booted, Belgian Bearded d’Uccle, Brahmas, Cochins, Faverolles, Frizzles,                   Langshans, Silkies, Sultans



A member may exhibit a total of 24 birds, which results in 4 birds per class of ANY sex. Superintendent has the right to limit cage space.

Classes: American, English, Continental, Asiatic, Mediterranean, and all other breeds.



A member may exhibit a total of 20 birds, which results in 4 birds per class of ANY sex. Superintendent has the right to limit cage space.

Classes: Game, Single Comb Clean Legged, Rose Comb Clean Legged, Feather Legged, and All Other Clean Combed.



A member may exhibit a total of 4 turkeys of any age or sex. No crossbreeds may be shown. All ages will be shown together. Cage space may be limited due to limited number of cages.

There will be one trophy for all turkeys.

Breeds:  Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, Black, Slate, Bourbon Red, Beltsville Small White, Royal Palm




A member may exhibit a total of 4 ducks (any sex or age) per weight class for a maximum of 16 ducks. All ages will show together per weight class. Superintendent has the right to limit the number of entries per member due to cage space.

Waterfowl will be judged for a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Waterfowl. 

Weight classes: Bantam, Light, medium, and Heavy Commercial. The Heavy Commercial will be allowed to auction.



A member may exhibit a total of 4 geese (any sex or age) per weight class for a maximum of 12 geese. All ages will show together per weight class. Cage space may be limited due to limited number of cages.

Weight classes: Light, Medium, and Heavy



A member my exhibit eggs for judging. All eggs must be clean and in an egg carton cut to hold 4 eggs. Members may show one set of four eggs in white egg class, brown egg class or all other color egg class. Must have three or more entries per class or classes may be combined. Eggs must be checked in the day of show by 8 a.m. Eggs will

be disposed of by Poultry Superintendent after judging.


NO CROSSBREEDS MAY BE EXHIBITED – All ducks will be shown by breed.


If you incur a loss of animals in your project you may still complete with a poster. Cage request, poultry question, and livestock record sheet will still need to be turned in on time for completion

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