2018 Wise County Youth Fair


Superintendent:  James Hubbard
Assistant Superintendent:  Jerry Cox

Broiler Judge: Russell Thomas
The General Rules of the Wise County Youth Fair and the following rules will govern the Poultry Show.


Broiler order:
    December 8, 2017 and must be paid for at that time.

Broiler Pick up:
    January 19, 2018

1.  Broilers may arrive and be checked in by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m.  
2.  Exhibits showing definite signs of disease or health problems will be barred from the show and removed from the fair grounds.
3.  No pigeons or wildlife will be allowed.
4.  A broiler entry will consist of three (3) birds per pen, maximum of two (2) pens.
5.  Participants of the broiler show can order two pens of broilers (25 birds per pen) ordered by the Superintendent but can only show a total of two (2) pens
of broilers per exhibitor. All chicks will come from the same hatch.
6.  All birds will be wing banded and bands must be in the wing at time of show for bird to be eligible. No bird will be allowed to be shown without a wing
band attached.
Broilers may be validated in a family name with exhibitor declared at time of check-in.
7.  The use of growth stimulants and/or growth hormones will result in disqualification.
There will be two (2) classes of Broilers—Pullet and Cockerel.  Each pen will consists of three (3) birds to be shown on Monday.  Minimum weight for
broilers to be eligible to show is three (3) pounds.
The top five (5) pens in each class will be sold in the auction on Saturday.
10.  An exhibitor may enter two (2) pens of broilers but, only sell one.  An individual can win grand, reserve or third, fourth, or fifth best with his/her
broiler entry, but not all five.  When winning grand champion his/her birds will not be
considered for further prizes or awards.
11.  Broilers are released after they show.


1.  Broilers



Superintendent: James Hubbard
Assistant Superintendent:  Jerry Cox
Breeding Judge:  Craig Rounsaville

The General Rules of the Wise County Youth Fair and the following rules will govern the Poultry Show.

1.  Bantam and Standards may arrive between 7:00-7:30 am. on Wednesday.  Judging will begin following the Broiler show. Release will be following the
2.   NO crossbred, fighting game cocks or clipped-winged chickens.
3.  The Texas Pullorum Disease and Fowl Control Act of 1977 requires all poultry going on public exhibition to originate from pullorum-typhoid clean flocks
or hatcheries or to have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within ninety(90) days prior to exhibition.  Entries may satisfy these requirements by any of the
following methods:  
(1)  Originate from a flock of certified “U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean” by the National Poultry Improvement Plan.  (2)  Originate from a
flock certified “Pullorum-Typhoid Clean” by the Texas Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid Control Program.  
(3)  A negative reaction to a Pullorum-
Typhoid test conducted by an authorized testing agent within 90 days prior to the show.  
(4)  A negative reaction to a Pullorum-Typhoid test which may be
authorized by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station on arrival at the show.  Entries satisfying the requirements by methods 1, 2, & 3 must be
accompanied by a NPIP Form 15 or a Texas Pullorum-Typhoid Control Program Form 02 or a certificate issued by an authorized Agent verifying a
permanent type band number and date of test.
NO testing agent, will be at the show. Exhibitor must call and make appointment to have birds tested before show. (940)736-4204.
5.  Breeding poultry exhibits consist of singles and trios.
single may be a pullet, hen, cockerel or cock.  
6.  All entries must be removed from the barn no later than one hour after the conclusion of the show.
7.  Ribbons will be awarded to each entry on the following basis:
     Blue  90 points or above
     Red  80-89 points  
     White  70-79 points
     Yellow  69 points and below

Pullet is a female bird under one year of age.  
Hen is a female bird one year of age or over.  
 Cockerel is a male bird under one year of age.  
  Cock is a male bird one year of age or over.

2.    Standard Breed Cock
3.    Standard Breed Hen
4.    Standard Breed Cockerel
5.    Standard Breed Pullet
6.    Standard Trio
7.    Bantam Breed Cock
8.    Bantam Breed Hen
9.    Bantam Breed Cockerel
10.  Bantam Breed Pullet
11.  Bantam Trio
*A Trio consists of a cock and two hens of the same breed and owned by the same exhibitor.

All exhibitors will be eligible for showmanship.

In order to participate in the Bantam and Standard Poultry Showmanship contest, each exhibitor must do the following:
      -Complete the Poultry Knowledge Worksheet available at check in.
      -Turn in the completed Poultry Knowledge Worksheet and pick up an exhibitor number.

Showmanship ages as of January 1st:
          Juniors        13 & under
          Seniors        14—19