With a pen of three chickens described as the most uniform by the judge, Adam Ginn claimed grand champion chicken during the 2017 Fayette County Junior Fair Market Chicken Show Monday at the small animal barn.
Bobby John, from northern Ohio, judged the several-hour long chicken show and stressed to the exhibitors that a pen of three chickens needs to be uniform. John suggested that to show three chickens, having one impressive bird could actually hinder an exhibitor’s chances of winning. It was for this very reason he selected his weight class champions throughout the nine classes.
“(Ginn’s chickens) were just so uniform,” John said following his selection of grand champion. “They were just so beautiful. They were hard, had a good carry-back, had good meat in the wings, drumsticks were great. Just outstanding birds. They would have won 90 to 95 percent of the fairs I have judged at this year. That is the hard thing with three birds, they need to look uniform. (Jenna Goddard) who won second, that is the reason she won reserve. Her three birds were very uniform compared to the ones we brought in. I was really surprised by how well the birds looked. I only had one broken wing, no bruised wings, no blisters. The chickens were extremely clean and the birds were there.”
Ginn was excited about his win and said that he hoped to come back again next year and claim another victory.
“My whole family has been helping me with chickens for years, my brother was really good at showing chickens, my sister was really good at showing chickens, and now it was my turn to step up to the plate,” Ginn said. “I hope to get big money at the sale and have some for college next year.”
The reserve grand champion chicken was from Jenna Goddard. Goddard said that it felt good to end up at reserve and thanked her chickens for helping take her to victory.
The results of the 2017 Market Chicken Show:
Class one – First place Hunter Cline, second place Jay Caudill, third place Kyle Bennett, fourth place Macie Caudill and fifth place Rachael Campbell.
Class two – First place Linzy Turley, second place Emma See, third place Joseph Thompson, fourth place Justin Thompson and fifth place Bridget Rodriguez.
Class three – First place Kennedy McDaniel, second place Kaden Leath-Brown, third place Brianna Gozy, fourth place Colton Sword and fifth place Madelynn Scott.
Class four – First place Olivia Flerchinger, second place John Queen, third place Mackenzie Cline, fourth place Katelyn Gardner and fifth place McKenzie Queen.
Class five – First place Jonah Goddard, second place Ella McCarty, third place Logan Shiltz, fourth place Courtney Dodds and fifth place Maverick McDaniel.
Class six – First place Jenna Goddard, second place Krissy Ison, third place Elizabeth Aleshire, fourth place Braden Moore and fifth place Lincoln Jester.
Class seven – First place Brayden Smith, second place Blake Boedeker, third place Pierce McCarty, fourth place Corben Hastings and fifth place Macy Creamer.
Class eight – First place Austin Boedeker, second place Todd Peterson, third place Caleb Bennett, fourth place Will Dawes and fifth place Logan Payton.
Class nine – First place Adam Ginn, second place Drew Black, third place Bryce Bennett, fourth place Addyson Butts, fifth place David Riley and sixth place Connor Collins.