Seneca County 4-Hers can tell you the answer…the chickens! Recently at the 169th annual Seneca County Fair held in Waterloo their poultry was on display to the public. The following breeds were shown by their care takers.
Plymouth Barred Rock Cock – Ben Wiant
2 Plymouth Barred Rock Hen – Ben Wiant
3 Plymouth Pullets – Ben Wiant
2 Buckeye Brown Hens – Luke Ferrara
Gold Lace Buff Hen – Nicole Ferrara
Pair of Call Ducks – Matt Frey
Best Large Breed was awarded to Ben Wiant for a Plymouth Rock Hen.
Best Production Bird was awarded to Luke Ferrara for a Buckeye Brown Hen.
Best Waterfowl went to Matt Frey for his female call duck.
Showmanship under the direction of judge MaryAnn Whipple of Canandaigua found Senior Matt Frey receiving a blue, Juniors Ben Wiant a 1st place blue, Nicole Ferrara a 2nd place blue and Luke Ferrara a 3rd place blue. Showmanship is where the youth shows the bird of their choosing and tells about the breed origin, purpose, what makes the bird unique, markings and confirmation and care.
For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality.
The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information on 4-H poultry science and other animal science programs, call contact Katie at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-539-9251 or email KAN25@cornell.edu where 4-H is a community of youth across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.