Poultry Competition


2023 POULTRY SHOW


JUDGING INFORMATION

TROPHY PRESENTATION

DATE: Sunday November 12, 2023
TIME:
10:00 AM
LOCATION
: Semex Ring of Excellence
DATE: Sunday November 12, 2023
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Semex Ring of Excellence

STANDARD JUDGE: Stephen Webster
BANTAM JUDGE:
Trevor MacDonald
PIGEON JUDGE:
Charlie Powers
WATERFOWL & TURKEY JUDGE:
Robert Ridler


Competition Information

Entry Deadline: Friday October 13, 2023

Entry Fees: $5.00 per entry

Arrival Time: Sunday November 12, 2023, after 6:00 AM and before 9:00 AM

Time of Release: Sunday November 12, 2023, after 6:00 PM

PLESE NOTE: Poultry Exhibitors may unload thier exhibits at the West Loading Docks of the Enercare Centre or at the East Loading Docks. Immediately after your exhibits have been unloaded you must move your vehicle from the loading zone and park in visitor parking.


2023 Poultry Committee

Chairman: Charlie Tilt

Robert Ridler
Carolyn Ridler
Steve Webster
John Sanders
Dawn Cooper
Don Biernes
Maragaret Schnurr
Greg Oakes
Whitney Tilt
Dick Nieuwland
Fred Koops

Ken Tilt

Caitlyn Tilt
Luke Korcok
Trevor MacDonald

Honorary Members: Steve Harper, Bruce Mason, Bill Braden, Bernice Harper, Doug King, Jim McIlwain, Horst Volkmann


Prize Money


PLACING
1st
2nd
3rd
PRIZE MONEY
$7
$6
$5

Ribbons to 4th Place


RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  1. Every exhibitor who makes entry in Classes listed in this prize list and pays entry fees equal to or greater than the amount of $20 is entitled to one complimentary pass. Each exhibitor will receive a confirmation letter via email once the entry date has closed. This contains a QR code which will enable the exhibitor access to the Fair. Additional passes may be purchased at time of entry for $25 each.
  2. Exhibitors may leave with the permission of the Superintendent after it has been verified that only their show stock is in their possession.
  3. All birds entered will undergo a thorough inspection by a sub-committee consisting of RAWF Poultry Committee members. Any specimens showing signs of possible disease, pest infestation, badly soiled feet or plumage, or any symptoms of apparent poor health, will not be permitted to remain on RAWF grounds.
  4. Clean and disinfected or new disposable feed and water cups will be provided by RAWF. Exhibitors must provide water to their birds during the day. Cups must be removed and returned to RAWF at the end of the show day. Exhibitors are not permitted to bring purchased utensils or utensils which have been used at the home facility. Exhibitors will be provided with bedding for cages.
  5. A single exhibitor may enter a maximum of 50 birds in the 2023 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poultry Show.
  6. In sections for any other variety (AOV), any colour (AC), or any other breed (AOB), the variety, colour or breed must be named or the entry will not be judged.
  7. All birds must be in their cages at the RAWF by show day at 9:00 am latest. This will be strictly enforced.
  8. The Poultry Chair will be in charge of supervising the unpacking and cooping of exhibits during the show and returning them to the exhibitors. Exhibits for which entries have not been made will not be allowed to show.
  9. Exhibit tags will be handed out by the Poultry Chair on show day. It is up to the exhibitor to ensure that the name portion of the tag is folded up before and during judging. After judging, placing stickers will be awarded and exhibitors are then encouraged to reveal their names.
  10. All “For Sale” signs must not exceed 3 in. x 5 in. Only birds that are shown may be sold. No birds sold may be removed until Sunday November 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM.
  11. Any exhibitors who do not comply with this rule (without the permission of the Poultry Chair) will be forced to forfeit any prize money and will be banned from exhibiting in future years of the RAWF. Out of province birds may be released early (with the permission of the Superintendent).
  12. No birds may be changed after judging. Birds showing evidence of poor health or disease will be removed from the building under discretion of the Superintendent and/or Show Judges. All pigeon exhibitors are requested to record the complete band number on their coop tags when placing their exhibit in the pens.
  13. No exhibitor is permitted to enter into discussion or interfere with any judge during the judging. Nor will any exhibitor be allowed to handle exhibits being judged unless permission is granted by the Committee Chairman and/or Vice-Chairman.
  14. No entry shall necessarily entitle its owner to a prize unless deemed worthy of an award by the judges. The decision of the judges shall be final.
  15. All poultry and turkeys eligible to enter must originate from Salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid clean provinces, states, countries, or have been tested (to Health of Animals Regulations – Section 79, standards) with negative results to be eligible for entry. Questions should be directed to: The Ontario Hatchery and Supply Flock Policy, Animal Health Laboratory, Laboratory Services Division, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6R8. Tel. (519) 824-4120 ext. 4543 or ahlbact@uoguelph.ca
  16. All classes will be reviewed on an annual basis in regards to competitive merit. The committee reserves to right to cancel any class that does not have a sufficient number of entries to warrant it as being competitive.
  17. Poultry will be judged under the American Poultry Association (APA) Standards of Perfection.

SECTIONS - STANDARD POULTRY


Sections 1000 - 1050 are subdivided into four classes:

  • Class 1: Cock
  • Class 2: Hen
  • Class 3: Cockerel
  • Class 4: Pullet

AMERICAN STANDARD POULTRY

1000

New Hampshire

1001Plymouth Rock, Barred
1002Plymouth Rock, White1003Plymouth Rock, Columbian
1004Plymouth Rock, A.O.C.1005Wyandotte, White
1006Wyandotte, Silver1007

Wyandotte, A.O.C.

1008Rhode Island Red, A.V.1009Jersey Giant, A.C.
1010Chantecler, A.C.1011American A.O.B.

ASIATIC STANDARD POULTRY

1012Brahma, A.C.1013Cochin, Buff
1014Cochin, Black1015Cochin, White
1016Cochin, A.O.C.1017

Langshan, A.C.

CONTINENTAL STANDARD POULTRY

1018Hamburg, Black1019Hamburg, Silver Spangled
1020Hamburg, Pencilled A.C.1021Hamburg, A.O.C.
1022Campines A.C.1023Polish, Buff Laced
1024Polish, White Crested Black1025Polish, A.O.C.
1026Faverolle, A.C.1027Continental, A.O.B.

ALL OTHER STANDARD BREEDS

1028

Old English, Black Red

1029Old English, Silver Duckwing
1030Old English, A.O.C.1031Modern, A.C.
1032Sumatra

1033

A.O.B.

ENGLISH STANDARD POULTRY

1034Australorp

1035

Cornish, A.C.
1036Dorking, A.C.1037Orpington, Buff
1038Orpington, Black1039Orpington, A.O.C.
1040Sussex, A.C.1041English, A.O.B.

MEDITERRANEAN STANDARD POULTRY

1042Andalusian1043Ancona
1044Leghorn, White1045Leghorn, Black, S.C.
1046Leghorn, Light Brown, S.C.1047Leghorn, Dark Brown, S.C.
1048Leghorn, A.O.V.1049Minorca, A.C.
1050Mediterranean, A.O.B.
Standard Poultry Grand Champion
Overall Grand and Reserve Champion Standard Poultry will each recieve a rosette.

SECTIONS - BANTAMS


Sections 2000 - 2047 are subdivided into four classes:

  • Class 1: Cock
  • Class 2: Hen
  • Class 3: Cockerel
  • Class 4: Pullet

GAME BANTAMS

2000

Modern, Birchen

2001

Modern, Black Red

2002Old English, Black2003Modern, A.O.C.
2004Old English, White2005Old English, Black Red
2006

Old English, A.O.C.

2007

Old English, Silver Duckwing

SINGLE COMB CLEAN LEGGED BANTAMS

2008Plymouth Rock, Barred2009Plymouth Rock, White
2010Plymouth Rock, A.O.C.2011Japanese, Black-Tailed
2012Japanese, Black or White2013

Japanese, A.O.C.

2014Leghorn, White, S.C.2015Leghorn, Light Brown
2016Leghorn, A.O.C.2017Rhode Island Red
2018S.C. Clean Legged, A.O.B.

ROSE COMB CLEAN LEGGED BANTAMS

2019

Rose Comb, A.C.2020Hamburg, A.C.
2021Sebright, Silver2022Sebright, Golden
2023Wyandotte, White2024Wyandotte, Black
2025Wyandotte, Partridge2026Wyandotte, Silver Laced
2027Wyandotte, A.O.C.2028Antwerp Belgians, A.C.
2029R.C. Clean Legged, A.O.B.

ALL OTHER COMBS CLEAN LEGGED BANTAMS

2030

Cornish, Dark

2031Cornish, A.O.C.
2032Polish, A.C.2033

Chantecler, A.C.

2034A.O.B.



FEATHER LEGGED BANTAMS

2035Cochin, Black

2036

Cochin, White
2037Cochin, Buff

2038

Cochin, A.O.C.
2039Silkie, White2040Silkie, A.O.C.
2041Booted, Non-Bearded, A.C.2042D'Uccle Bearded, A.C.
2043Brahma, Light2044Brahma, Dark
2045Brahma, Buff2046Feather Legged, A.O.B.
2047Faverolle, A.C.
Bantam Poultry Grand Champion
Overall Grand and Reserve Champion Bantam Poultry will each recieve a rosette.


SECTIONS - TURKEYS


Sections 3000 - 3007 are subdivided into four classes:

  • Class 1: Old Male
  • Class 2: Old Female
  • Class 3: Young Male
  • Class 4: Young Female

TURKEYS

3000

Bronze

3001

Narragansett

3002Bourbon Red3003White Holland
3004Beltsville, Small White3005Black
3006

Slate

3007

Royal Palm

Turkey Grand Champion
Overall Grand and Reserve Champion Turkey will each recieve a rosette.


SECTIONS - WATERFOWL (GEESE)


Sections 4000 - 4012 are subdivided into four classes:

  • Class 1: Old Male
  • Class 2: Old Female
  • Class 3: Young Male
  • Class 4: Young Female

LIGHT

4000

Chinese White

4001

Chinese Brown

4002Egyptian4003Tuffed Roman

MEDIUM

4004

Buff

4005Pilgrim
4006Sebastapol4007Pomerainians, A.C.

HEAVY

4008

African Brown

4009Embden
4010Toulouse Grey4011Toulouse Buff
4012A.O. Standard Breed
Grand Champion Waterfowl (Geese)
Overall Grand & Reserve Campion Waterfowl (Geese) will recieve a rosette.


SECTIONS - WATERFOWL (DUCKS)


Sections 5000 - 5020 are subdivided into four classes:

  • Class 1: Old Male
  • Class 2: Old Female
  • Class 3: Young Male
  • Class 4: Young Female

LIGHT

5000

Indian Runner, White

5001

Indian Runner, Fawn & White

5002Indian Runner, Pencilled5003Indian Runner, Grey
5004Indian Runner, A.O.C.5005Khaki Campbell
5006

Welsh Harlequin


MEDIUM

5007Buff5008Cayuga
5009White Crested5010Blue Swedish

HEAVY

5011

Aylesbury5012

Muscovy, A.C.

5013Pekin5014

Rouen

5015Saxony

BANTAM

5016

Call White

5017Call Grey
5018Call, A.O.C.5019

East India Black

5020A.O. Standard Breed



Waterfowl (Ducks) Grand Champion
Overall Grand and Reserve Champion Waterfowl (Ducks) will each recieve a rosette.


SECTIONS - GUINEA FOWL


Section 6000 - Guinea Fowl is subdivided into four classes:

  • Class 1: Old Male
  • Class 2: Old Female
  • Class 3: Young Male
  • Class 4: Young Female
Guinea Fowl Grand Champion
Overall Grand and Reserve Champion Guniea Fowl will each recieve a rosette.


SECTIONS - PIGEONS


Sections 7000 - 7045 are subdivided into three classes:

  • Class 1: Cock
  • Class 2: Hen
  • Class 3: Young Bird

7000African Owl, A.C.7001Archangel, A.C.
7002Barb, A.C.7003Chinese Owl, A.C.
7004Cropper, Norwich A.C.7005Voorburg, A.C.
7006English Carrier, A.C.7007English Trumpeter, A.C.
7008Fantail, A.O.C.7009Fantail, Solid Colour
7010Flying Roller, A.C.7011Frillback, A.C.
7012German Beauty Homer, A.C.7013Helmet, A.C.
7014Ice Pigeon, A.C.7015Indian Fantail, A.C.
7016Jacobin, A.C.7017King, A.C.
7018Lahore, A.C.7019

Modena, Gazzi, A.C.

7020Modena, Schietti, Solid A.C.7021Modena, Schietti, A.O.C.
7022Mookee, A.C.7023Nun, A.C.
7024Old German Owl, A.C.7025Oriental Frill, A.V.

7026

Parlor Roller, A.C.7027Pouter, English A.C.
7028Pouter, Pigmy A.C.7029Pouter, Pomeranian A.C.
7030Pouter/Cropper A.O.V.7031Homer, A.C.
7032Racing Homer, Bar A.C.7033Racing Homer, Check A.C.
7034Runt, A.C.7035Show Hen Homer, A.C.
7036Show-Type Homer, A.C.7037Show Roller, A.C.
7038Swallow, A.C.7039Trippler, Flying A.C.
7040Tippler, Show A.C.7041Tumbler, Kormorner A.C.
7042Tumbler, L.F.C.L., A.C.7043Tumbler, West of England, A.C.
7044Tumbler, A.O.V.7045A.O.V. (please state)
Pigeon Grand Champion
Overall Grand and Reserve Champion Pigeon will each recieve a rosette.


Speicals


THE BICKLE MEMORIAL TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
A sterling silver Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Standard Fowl of the
show. This trophy was donated in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bickle, life long friends of the RAWF and ardent supporters of the Poultry Show.
THE ROY J. MESSERVEY MEMORIAL TROPHY
(PERPETUAL)

This trophy is donated by Mr. David Otis, Toronto in memory of the late Roy J. Messervey, prominent poultry man and many time judge at the Royal will be awarded annually for the Best Young Standard Poultry of the Show.
CHARLES H. COLL SR. TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
A Cup donated in memory of Charles H. Coll, Sr., Truro, Nova Scotia will be awarded to the Championship Jersey Giant
SAM LUMB TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy will be awarded to the exhibitor exhibiting the Best Silver Laced Wyandotte Standard
AHIERS CHALLENGE TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy, donated by the late Messrs. Alfred and Percy Ahiers, will be awarded to the exhibitor exhibiting the Best Bantam of the Show.
AHIERS CHALLENGE TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy, donated by the late Messrs, Alfred and Percy Ahiers, will be awarded to the exhibitor exhibiting the Best Opposite Sex Bantam
THE NORTHEY CHALLENGE PIGEON TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
The trophy donated by the late Mr. James A. Northey, will be awarded to the exhibitor winning Best Pigeon in Show
THE NORTHEY CHALLENGE WATERFOWL TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
The trophy donated by the late Mr. James A. Northey, will be awarded to the exhibitor winning Best Waterfowl in Show.
THE C.A.R. TILT MEMORIAL TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy is donated by the Tilt Family and will be awarded to the exhibitor winning Best Duck in Show.
HOWARD AND EILEEN LAIDLAW JUNIOR EXHIBITOR TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy will be awarded to the Junior Exhibitor (10-21 years of age) exhibiting the Best Bird in the Show.
C.V. CASSIDY MEMORIAL TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
For the Best Barred Plymouth Rock – Standard or Bantam. Donated to recognize Mr. Cassidy’s contribution to the improvement of this breed, which he kept at his farm in Islington Ontario for over 70 years and showed in Canada and United States. A frequent winner at the RAWF, he left an enduring legacy in the quality of his stock to which can be traced most strains of Barred Rocks bred in Canada today.
GEORGE HOUTBY MEMORIAL AWARD AND TROPHY
A cash award is donated by Reade Baker and will be presented to the exhibitor of the Champion Plymouth Rock (Standard or Bantam).
WILLIAM BRADEN TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy will be presented to the exhibitor exhibiting the Grand Champion Turkey of the Show.
HOWARD LAIDLAW MEMORIAL AWARD
Presented in memory of Howard Laidlaw to the Best Leghorn. A cash award will be donated by Reade Baker
DAVE OTIS MEMORIAL TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
Presented in memory of Dave Otis to the Reserve Champion Pigeon. The trophy was originally donated by the Canadian Pigeon Fanciers Association.
DON BRETHET AND JACK GRIFFIN MEMORIAL AWARD (PERPETUAL)
Presented in memory of Don Brethet and Jack Griffin to the exhibitor showing the Champion Hamburg. Donated by Trevor MacDonald, Murray River, PEI.
THE JOHN TILT MEMORIAL AWARD
Presented in Memory of John Tilt who exhibited at the RAWF from 1922 until his death in 2008. This award will be presented to an individual who has been prominent in exhibiting poultry, as determined by the Tilt Family
GERALD AND JOAN DONNELLY TROPHY (PERPETUAL)
This trophy is presented in memory of the late Mr. Henry Miller for the Best Goose in the show
THE SHRUM FAMILY
Offers a $20 cash award for Best Waterfowl of the Show.
SCOTTY MCHOLM MEMORIAL AWARD
A cash prize presented by Reade Baker in memory of Scotty McHolm to the Best Bantam Duck.
NATIONAL MEET HAMBURG CLUB OF NORTH AMERICA
The NCNA will offer awards to its members at this show. To become a member, please contact Hamburg Club of North America, P.O Box 254, Wilmington, IL. 60481 U.S.A

THE ROYAL THANKS OUR ROYAL POULTRY SHOW DONORS:

Thank you to Charlie Tilt for the donation of feed for the competition

A special thanks to the Ridler Family (Robert and Carolyn Ridler) who will be awarding a $100 cash prize on show day to each of the Grand Champion winners in Standard, Bantam, Geese, Ducks, and Pigeons.