Monday, August 12, 2019

and the winners are....

The 2019 Chicken Beauty Contest was our best one yet!  19 beautiful birds, a whole pile of new and returning volunteers (we couldn't do it without you! I don't know how we did the first year with only 5 of us...), great weather, and fantastic folks looking at and-more importantly-VOTING for their favorite birds!  I will do a longer post with more pictures once I finish going through them, but I knew I needed to get the winners posted as soon as possible!

First picture is of the trophies and the goodies donated by Scratch and Peck Feed.  The trophies (and signs, and printing, and t-shirts...) were made possible by the generous folks at Foster Feed and Garden.  Where you can buy Scratch and Peck!  

Oh, and that is me in the chicken dress and silly hat...


The winner in this year's Grown-up's Category is Wendy and Azteca! Azteca is a Tolbunt Polish hen.  The Tolbunt part is the feather coloring, and the Polish part is the fabulous hairdo. She was a clear star, happy to sit calmly and allow folks to admire her.

And the winner of the Young-un's Category was Brodie and sweet little Diva.  Diva is a black Silkie pullet (teenage chicken).  According to our notes she is "the most beautiful creature in the whole world."  Who could argue with a 4 year old about that?  

As I said before, I'll go through my pictures and post more later this week.  But I'll leave you with one last picture: the first ever group photo of our volunteers!  Missing are Devin, Candice, Risa, Matt, Lina and Chance.  I wasn't kidding when I said we have a pile of volunteers!