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 I bet you will Stacy.   No doubt in my mind. 
For the Blue card is was Judge Michael Wasylkowski from Delaware.  He actually commented on all 3 boys and spoke about their consistency in color and type.  He looked at Harley for a few minutes before he made that final AOSB decision.  The Black Hen was nice so I totally understood why he selected her.   :D   This is my favorite variety color.  Nothing quite pops like that fiery orange color.  ;D

But hey, that's okay Mike, give me a couple more seasons and I hope to have boys in this variety that are consistently in the running for the best of class!   ;)

Sorry I had to show off my Brown Reds.   lol.

Thanks Stacy!   Who was the complimentary judge?
Sorry I had to show off my Brown Reds.   lol.
Black was the most exhibited variety at this show
Here are a few more photos
This one-day, double card show was held on Saturday December 10, 2022 in Smithfield, NC.  We had 5 Open exhibitors and 3 Junior exhibitors showed a total of 40 (33 LF and 7 bantams) Ameraucana in 6 recognized varieties (Black, Blue, Brown Red, Self Blue, Wheaton and White) plus 1 project colors (ermine).  The show boasted nearly 1000 birds with a nice showing of large fowl Ameraucanas in the Open show.  :)

Blue Card Open Show results
BV, BB, Champion AOSB with a Black Hen by T&M Sumatras
BV, RB, Res. AOSB with a Brown Red Cock by Stacy Melton

White Card Open Show results
BV, BB, with a Black Hen by T&M Sumatras
RV, RB, with a Black Cockerel by Stacy Melton

Yellow Card Junior Show results
BV, BB, Res. Champion Jr. AOCCL with a White Pullet by Shem Abel

This was a good show with lovely Ameraucana on display.  I thought this might be the day my Brown Red Cock, Harley, would be Champion AOSB as he was in prime form and showing off for the Judge.  But alas, he missed it by some feathers….  Literally.  LOL.  He had not quite grown back in his full beard but the Judge did say he was the nicest Brown Red he had seen on the East Coast.  What a great compliment for this color. I was happy Harley (a great ambassador for my favorite variety) got recognized.  I love this breed!  ;D

Other breeders who attended and/or exhibited at this show were Megan Abel, Shem Abel, Frank May, Tom Kernan, Mary Lewandowski, Kim Ramsey, Danny Moore, Kaylee Lackley and Madison Lackley.   

Attached are a few photos of the show.   Enjoy.   :D

Breeding / Re: Wheaten chick down
« Last post by Russ Blair on January 02, 2023, 08:02:02 PM »
Thanks for the follow up. Interesting that your line of large Fowl are opposite to Mikes Bantams.
Breeding / Re: Wheaten chick down
« Last post by Jessica Rodgers on January 02, 2023, 05:11:28 PM »
Just thought I’d update this thread since the chicks are almost finished feathering in and are about 6mo old. I’m not noticing anything different in how the cockerels look. The pullets from the light chick down however, are feathering in a darker shade of wheaten. The pullets from the darker chick down are feathering in lighter wheaten.
Congratulations and it looks like a decent turn out. Thanks for the report and pictures like Mike said. I always enjoying seeing them.
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