In 2015, Poultry Shows began again in Mississippi - beginning with the
Pearl River Classic.
Over the years things have changed, we have adjusted to new and different ways of doing things! Every year brings forth new adventures.
One thing that will always be a constant - our reason for hosting the
Pearl River Classic Poultry Show.
Yearly we dedicate our poultry show to the memory of our dear friend, Betty Roberts. We continue every year only because of her determination in seeing
Exhibition Poultry back in Mississippi!
Betty Roberts, a true friend, missed by many!
Our Junior Exhibitors get the opportunity to participate in their own
Single Junior Show and Showmanship!
DID YOU KNOW.......?
1. A rooster takes 18-20 breaths a minute!!
2. A hen takes 30-35 breaths a minute!!
3. It takes 4 pounds of feed to make
1 dozen eggs!!
4. A chicken body temperature normally runs about 102-103 degrees F!!
5. An average chicken has 8,325 feathers.
The birds are individually placed into classes, followed by breed and variety.
Classes are judged for these placements:
BV—Best of Variety
RV—Reserve of Variety
BB—Best of Breed
RB—Reserve of Breed
The birds are judged for:
(the best bird that is closest to the “standards” set forth by the APA or the ABA)
Reserve Class Champion
(the second best bird that is closest to the “standards set forth by the APA or the ABA).
All Class Champions & Reserve Class Champions are moved to Champion Row
The judges pick the Show Champion and Reserve Show Champion from
the birds displayed.