4-H Poultry Fitting & Showing Member's Guide (4H1520)


March 31, 2015 - Author: Michigan 4-H Youth Development

This guide focuses on fitting and showmanship contests for 4-H'ers in Michigan who work with chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pigeons. In addition to focusing on the procedure of showing these individual species, it also gives important information about fitting: choosing a bird, caring for and training the bird, and transporting the bird to the contest. It discusses the importance of the participant’s appearance, attitude and behavior at the contest. Scorecards are included at the end of each showmanship section. Diagrams labeled with parts of the bird help participants to follow the various examination steps. Full-color hotos of some of the showmanship steps are included.


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