And the chickens didn't do too badly, either! Here she is standing with her Reserve Champion, Blueberry, who is a Splash (Blue) Cochin. Blueberry didn't want to cooperate for the photo, so she is hiding behind Madison's head. (She also didn't want to cooperate on salon day, so she won with dirty feet. Go figure.)
There was showmanship:
If you are wondering why I am holding the chicken, just take a peek at my right leg - once there's poop, I become the holder and she does the introductions...(sigh)
That's Spring, one of my favorites. She is a Rhode Island Red from two years before, when she was part of the day-old baby chick display that the kids get to divvy up once the Fair is over. This year our family set up the entire chick display, so all the babies are ours. (Pictures in a day or so...)
For Madison, one of the Fair highlights was the guy with the reptiles -
But for me...well, I'm simple. I like the Fair food (who doesn't?), and the simplicity of one blue ribbon. Yep, Mommy won a blue ribbon.
Of course, it is only one ribbon, compared to the dozens that Madison racked up, but I handle that situation like the mature, non-competitive, supportive adult that I am...