Poultry & Rabbits

Superintendent: Abigail Frink
Phone: (860) 933-6822 (Please leave a message)
Assistant Superintendent: Jaimie Cameron

Entries accepted: July 14 – August 8 or until barn is full

Mail all entries to: P.O. Box 410,  Brooklyn, CT  06234

Printable Entry Form

2018 Fair and Show Requirements
http://www.ct.gov/doag/lib/doag/state%20vet/2018/2018_FAIR_AND_SHOW_REQUIREMENTS_040418.pdf

 

Rules & Regulations:

Entries
Entries are accepted from July 14th through August 8th or until barn is full. Entries received after August 8th or any changes will not be accepted, only deletions will be accepted. Exhibitors are limited to a maximum of 30 animals in a department. Exhibitors are limited to two in the pet class. The pet class is youth only. All entries must be as a true representation of their breed. Single entries only, no pairs, or trios. Only one animal per line on entry blank. Be sure to enter Department, Class and Lot number on entry blank as will as filling in the description. Youth is age 19 and younger- in accordance with 4-H age. Exhibitor entering educational displays must be youth and be entering livestock in the respective department.

Exhibits are entered at the sole risk of the owner. The best possible care will be taken of all exhibits, but the management will not be responsible for any accident, mistake, loss or damage. Absolutely no sick animals will be allowed in the show. Food, water, and bedding will be provided. There are no entry fees.

The sale of animals entered in the Brooklyn Fair is prohibited. Sale signs will not be allowed in cages and will be removed. Barn managers, and volunteers will, in no way, be involved with the sale of any animal.

Mail all entries to: P.O. Box 410, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Check-In
The show will open to receive entries on Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, and Thursday from 9am to 2 pm. All exhibits must be in place by 2pm on Thursday, failure to comply will result in exhibits being scratched, as judging starts promptly at 2pm Thursday night.

Exhibits may not be removed from the show until 6pm Sunday, unless the animal becomes ill. Exhibits must be picked up before 9pm Sunday night.

Judging
Judging will take place promptly at 2pm on Thursday. The decision of the judge is final. The Danish judging system will be used except for educational displays which will be straight judged. Ribbons and trophies will be awarded at pick up.

Open Show Premiums:  1st – $5; 2nd – $4; 3rd – $3

Youth Show Premiums:  1st – $5; 2nd – $4; 3rd – $3
Educational Displays: 1st – $50; 2nd – $25

A. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Health certificates signed by an accredited veterinarian and other required testing will be valid for the entire 2018 show season.
  2. All animals and poultry entered at fairs and shows must be in good health and in proper physical condition and will be examined at the exhibition by the barn superintendent. Evidence of poor condition or infectious or contagious disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certification, vaccination or testing will result in ejection. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Livestock Inspector’s decision is final.
  3. Health charts and proof of vaccination where applicable are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  4. Each barn superintendent will collect and hold the Health Certificates from each exhibitor. Animals not in compliance with state regulations for shows and fairs will not be allowed. A complete list, containing the name of the exhibitor, address, animal ID (ear tag, tattoo, leg band), breed and age of each animal and the total head count will be made available to the State Livestock Inspector and forwarded to the Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Regulation & Inspection by the fair superintendent. All animals and poultry present on the grounds should be identified on this list. Any animal that is rejected should be noted as such with a brief statement of reason. Rejected animals or poultry should be removed from the grounds as soon as possible. Any concerns about the health of any animal or bird should be reported to the State Livestock. Inspector or Fair Veterinarian immediately.
  5. Isolate all exhibited animals and poultry upon their return to the farm from other animals and poultry for 3-4 weeks to reduce the risk of disease exposure and transmission. Call your local veterinarian if your animals or poultry become sick to help you with diagnosis and treatment.
  6. Contact the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection @ 860-713-2504 with questions.

TestingAll poultry must be identified and test negative for Salmonella pullorum within 12 months of the show date and be accompanied by a certificate. All poultry must comply with the Department of Agriculture Avian Influenza requirements by originating from AI-Free flocks or be tested for AI within 30 days of entry and have a certificate. No poultry from areas of any state having Avian Influenza may enter CT. Poultry vaccinated within 30 days with any live virus vaccine will be prohibited from showing. All cages, crates and vehicles used for housing and transporting poultry must be cleaned and disinfected before and after each show. Doves, pigeons, and waterfowl are exempt from testing requirements, but must be identified by leg band or wing tags.

State Vet Dr. Lis, CT Dept, of Ag, had advised us that state inspectors will come to individual homes to test birds. To make arrangements call Jamie Sullican, Senior Inspector, at (860) 713-2562. Mr. Sullivan will arrange inspector’s visits. You should allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks between the Inspector’s visit and receipt of the report from the lab. If you have any questions, please call the State Dept. of Ag at (860)713-2504 or (860)713-2505.


EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS

Class 6000 Best Poultry Educational Display, 1st–$50, 2nd–$25
Class 1000 Best Rabbit Educational Display, 1st–$50, 2nd $25


Open Show Premiums:  1st – $5; 2nd – $4; 3rd – $3
Youth Show Premiums:  1st – $5; 2nd – $4; 3rd – $3

Department 6 – Poultry Open Show

Department 8 – Poultry Youth Show

Lots:     (1) Cocks      (2) Hens             (3) Cockerels      (4) Pullets
Standard Poultry Classes:

Ameraucana
Astralop
Campine
Houdon
La Fleche
Leghorn
Polish Beard
Sexlinks
Crevecoeur
Dorking
Minorcan
Old England
Sultan
Yokohama
Andalusian
Barnvelder
Chantecler
Java
Lakenvelder
Malay
Polish Non-Beard
Shamo
Cubalaya
Favorell
Modern Game
Old England Game
Sumatra
Peafowl
Araucanas
Brahma
Cochin
Jersey Giant
Lamona
Phoenix
Redcap
Sicilian Buttercup
Delaware
Frizzle
Naked Neck
Orpington
Sussex
Pheasant
Aseel
Buckey
Holland
Junglefowl
Langshan
Plymouth Rock
RI Red
Cornish
Dominque
Hamburg
New Hampshire
Spanish
Wyandotte
Guinea Hen

Bantam Poultry Classes

Anacona
Andalusia
Belgian Beard Danvers
Botted
Brahma
Chantecler
Cochin
Cornish
Crevecoeur
Delaware
Dutch
Salmon Favorell
Hamburg
Japanese
Lakenvelder
Leghorn
Malay
Modern Game
New Hampshire
Old England Game
Orpington
Phoenix
Porcelain
Plymouth Rock
Polish Bearded
Polish Non-Bearded
Polish
RI Red
Rosecomb
Sebright
Shamo
Silkie Bearded
Silkie Non-Bearded
Spanish
Sumatra
Sussex
Wyandotte
Red Comet
Pet

Department 14 – Waterfowl Open Show
Department 16 – Waterfowl Youth Show
Lots: (1) Cocks (2) Hens (3) Cockerels (4) Pullets
Any Variety

Aylesbury
Cayuga
Mallard
Runner
Canada
Pilgrim
Tufted Roman
Buff
Crested
Moscovy
Swedish
Chinese
Pomeranian
Call
East Indies
Pekin
African
Egyptian
Sebastopol
Khaki Campbell
Magpie
Rouen
American
Embden
Toulouse

Department 18 – Pigeon Open Show: Any Variety
Department 20 – Pigeon Youth Show: Any Variety
Lots: (1) Old Cocks (2) Old Hens (3) Young Cocks  (4) Young Hens

Archangel
Eng. Carrier
Eng. Trumpeter
Fantail
Helmet
Homer – Racing
Homer – Saddle
Homer
Jacobin
Lahore
Modina
Mookee
Num
Old Dutch Cap
Owl – African
Owl – Chinese
Roller
Show Roller
Flying Roller
Saddle Fantail
Show Racer
Siles Fary
Swallow
Tumbler – Bald LFCL
Tumbler – Eng. SF
Tumbler LFCL
Tumbler LF Muff
Tumbler CL
Tumbler
Tumbler Russian
Tumbler SB
Tumbler Self Kom
Tumbler Self LFCL

Department 10 – Rabbit Open Show: Any Variety
Department 12 – Rabbit Youth Show: Any Variety
Lots:(1) Sr. Buck       (2) Sr. Doe         (3)  Jr. Buck       (4)  Jr. Doe

American
American Chinchilla
American Fuzzy Lop
American Sable
Argente Brun
Belgian Hare
Beveren
Blan de Hotot
Britannia Petite
Californian
Champagne D’Argent
Checkered Giant
Cinnamon
Crème D’argent
Dutch
Dwarf Hotot
English Angora
English Lop
English Spot
Flemish Giant
Florida White
French Angora
French Lop
Gray
Giant Angora
Giant Chinchilla
Harlequin
Havana
Himalayan
Holland Lop
Hotot
Jersey Wooly
Lilac
Lionhead
Mini Lop
Mini Rex
Mini Satin
Netherland
Netherland Dwarf
New Zealand
Palomino
Polish
Rex
Rhinelander
Satin
Satin Angora
Silver
Silver Fox
Silver Marten
Suntan Broken
Standard Chinchilla
Tan
Thiranta
Pet

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