Celebrate Spring At the Tennessee Valley Poultry Club!
By Tom Seest
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The Tennessee Valley Poultry Club Spring Fling is an annual show featuring more than 1,000 different varieties of chickens, ducks, geese, fowl, and turkeys. These poultry will be for sale and on display. The show has a championship round with a prize of $1,000 for the overall class champion.
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The Tennessee Valley Poultry Club Spring Fling is the region’s premier poultry show. It hosts many classes, including pure-breed poultry and hybrids, and is judged by Poultry Club Judges. Typically, there are 200-400 exhibits in a voucher class. The judges evaluate both the quality of the bird and its handling. Junior handlers may compete in junior handler classes if they are 5 to 16 years old on the day of the show. However, different age classes may be scheduled at different shows.
The Tennessee Valley Poultry Club Spring Fling is the biggest poultry show in the state. Judging at the show is based on the breed standard. Winners of two section awards qualify for the regional roll of honor. The judges at the show evaluate the exhibits according to their knowledge of the breed and handling skills. The show is open to junior handlers ages five to sixteen at the time of the show. The show also offers age classes for different breeds.
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