Division E: Poultry and Pigeons

Download Poultry and Pigeons Registration Form

Superintendents: Rory & Larry Ellsworth

  • Judging for Poultry & Pigeon Judging will be Friday July 14, 2017 in the tent west of the Poultry Barn, following the 4-H show which begins at 9:00 am.
  • Poultry and Pigeons must be in place by 12:00 noon on Wednesday.
  • Entries are open to all Minnesota residents.
  • Early entry fee for Poultry is $1.00 for each fowl registered by July 3rd.
    Entry fee is $2.00 per animal for entries received or postmarked after July 3rd.
  • Each exhibitor is responsible for properly feeding and watering your exhibits.
  • All Poultry (except waterfowl and pigeons) must meet the Exhibition of Livestock and Poultry in Minnesota State Rules. Refer to these rules for exhibition of your animal.  Go to the following link for more information. www.mn.gov/bah/exhibitions.html
  • ALL BIRDS MUST BE BANDED
  • Coops will be provided by the Fair.
  • All poultry must complete a health certification form to be given to the fair veterinarian upon registration. POULTRY EXHIBIT WILL BE SENT HOME WITHOUT THE HEALTH CERTIFICATION FORM. Direct questions to Dr. Jerry Berends, St. Charles Veterinary Clinic at 932-4000.
  • Each exhibitor will be limited to 2 entries per lot and a total of 25 birds on display. One family may not exhibit more than 50 birds.

Cock: Male bird hatched prior to 2017.
Cockerel: Male bird hatched in 2017.
Hen: Female bird hatched prior to 2017.
Pullet: Female bird hatched in 2017.

Only standard breeds will be shown. These are breeds recognized and defined by the American Standard of Perfection.

DIVISION E: POULTRY

Class 1
Large Fowl – Standard Breeds
Lots
1 Cock
2 Hen
3 Cockerel
4 Pullet
Class 2
Bantam – Standard Breeds
Lots
1 Cock
2 Hen
3 Cockerel
4 Pullet
Class 3
Turkeys – Standard Breeds
Lots
1 Old Tom
2 Old Hen
3 Young Tom
4 Young Hen
Class 4
Geese – Standard Breeds
Lots
1 Old Gander
2 Old Goose
3 Young Gander
4 Young Goose
Class 5
Ducks – Standard Breeds
Lots
1 Old Drake
2 Old Hen
3 Young Drake
4 Young Hen
Class 6
Game Birds
 Class 7
Market Pen of 2 Birds
In this class meat type quality production is emphasized. Judging is based on health, vigor, uniformity of development, degree of finished fleshing, and free from market defects.

DIVISION E: PIGEONS 

Class 8
Fancy Varieties
Lots
1 Adult Cock
2 Young Cock
3 Adult Hen
4 Young Hen
Class 9
Flying Varieties
Lots
1 Adult Cock
2 Young Cock
3 Adult Hen
4 Young Hen 
Class 10
Utility Varieties
Lots
1 Adult Cock
2 Young Cock
3 Adult Hen
4 Young Hen
Class 11
Caged Birds: Doves and others
Lots
1 Adult Cock
2 Young Cock
3 Adult Hen
4 Young Hen

PREMIUMS

 1st 2nd 3rd
 $3 $2 $1