Department I – A : Poultry

Department I-A –Poultry                                                                                                                                   Department I-A Rules 2017

Department I-A Entry Forms 2017

Mail poultry entries to:
David Popolizio, 393 Soundview Road, Guilford, CT 06437

Department Chairperson: Dianna Popolizio
Telephone: (203) 506-2981 – Email: [email protected]


Current 2016 Connecticut Fair & Show Requirements will be enforced.

All birds must be banded and tested for Pullorum.
Photocopies of test results should accompany entry.
No entries will be accepted without the appropriate documentation.

Please see Livestock Regulations in 2016 Connecticut Fair & Show Requirements.

1. Entries close Saturday, September 9th, 2017. No post entries can be accepted.

2. There will be two Divisions, Open and Junior. Juniors must be 16 years of age or younger.

3. Entries will be judged by the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection.

No production birds will be allowed in the Open division and only one (1) production entry per exhibitor for the junior division.

4. All entries must be identified by type (Large Fowl, Bantam, Game, Waterfowl, Pigeon) by breed and variety (such as Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, etc.) and Class (Cock, Hen, Pullet, Cockerel). Department Chairpersons reserve the right to refuse any entry that has not been correctly identified on entry form If you are not sure of your size or breed, contact the Department Chairperson prior to cooping in.

5. Feed and bedding will be provided by the committee. An entry fee of fifty cents (50¢) will be charged each bird and the exhibitor must pay admission at the gate. No entry fee for egg entries.

6. Birds must be cooped by Thursday September 14th, 2017. Entries will be accepted between 5:00 -9:00 pm and must be in place until 6:00 pm Sunday.

7. Entries close when cages are full. No more than 40 birds per farm or family without approval of the Department Chairpersons.

8. Only healthy, non-molting birds will be shown. Out-Of-State exhibitors must provide a certificate of health prior to cooping.

Prizes: First- $5.00, Second- $3.50, Third- $2.00

Show Divisions: Large Fowl, Bantam Fowl,Game Birds, Waterfowl, Pigeons

Championship Prizes

Grand Champion of Show: $10 and bag of feed

Reserve Champion of Show: $5 and trophy

Select Prizes Awarded for:

 Champion Large Fowl, Champion Bantam

Champion Waterfowl, Champion Game Bird

Grand Champion Junior, Reserve Champion Junior


Rosettes Awarded for:

Best Large Fowl Cock • Best Large Fowl Hen • Best Large Fowl Cockerel

Best Standard Pullet • Best Bantam Cock • Best Bantam Hen

Best Bantam Cockerel • Best Bantam Pullet • Best Duck

Best Goose • Best Turkey • Best Game Bird/pigeon

Junior Showmanship

 In our tradition of agricultural education, the Guilford Fair is pleased to offer a Junior Showmanship Competition. A poultry entry is not required. All Junior poultry exhibitors are strongly encouraged to compete. Classes will be broken down by age, depending on number of entrants. Please check for participation the on entry form.


Novice (Never shown before)

Intermediate (Shown 1or 2 times)

Advanced (Shown 3 or more times)

Ribbons will be awarded to the First, Second and Third Place finishers


Eggs: Dozen clean eggs in a carton.
Please note color & size (Bantam or Large Fowl) on entry.

Ribbons will be awarded to the First, Second and Third Place finishers