In response to the decision, the University of
Illinois 4-H program announced that youth who wished to show such
birds could do so in a virtual setting.
Tuesday morning, the Logan County 4-H program presented a live
judging alternative that included personal appearances of the 4-H
members, presenting their poults via pictures and written materials
or with a computer presentation delivered to the judge on a thumb
For the show, Logan County resident Bill Bree was the judge, and he
met with only two young exhibitors.
The first exhibitor was Bhayleigh Osborn. Osborn was showing poultry
for the first time at the Logan County Fair. Bree spoke with her
quite a while and telling her she was a work in progress. Her bird
received a blue ribbon and Bree said that if she stuck with learning
about her chickens and taking advice and guidance from more seasoned
showmen like Kristina Morrow, she would take home those championship
plaques in the future.
Kristina Morrow was the only other exhibitor at the Poultry show
this year. She won all the hardware with her thumb drive
presentation of her birds.
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Morrow and Bree talked a lot about the birds and Bree
was impressed with Morrows knowledge of her chickens.
At the end of the day Morrow won the Champion Pullet, Champion
Chicken and the Champion Cockerel award.
Both ladies took home blue ribbons in the individual classes.
Morrow was presented with the Champion Pullet Award by Judge Bree.
The plaque was sponsored by Central Illinois Feed and Supply
The Champion Cockerel and the Champion Chicken were presented to
Morrow by Judge Bree and Dale Maxheimer. Both plaques were “Maxine
Maxheimer Memorial by her children” awards with Dale Maxheimer
representing the Maxheimer children.