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11/19/2016 - 11/20/2016

This is a one-of-a-kind event. This show seeks to have on exhibit only the best poultry and the awards are in cash

11/26/2016 - 11/27/2016

Held in Iowa City within a stone's throw of I 80, This show features especially strong classes of waterfowl, large


Recommended Resources

This is perhaps the most thorough

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow

This is perhaps the most thorough treament of chicken culture from A to Z that I have seen. Even the experienced breeder will learn some things.

John Soper is one of the leading waterfowl breeders in the UK and I am proud to call him a friend. His site contains information on the many colors of Call being developed in the UK, among other interesting articles on management and care.

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Articles About Acorn Hollow Bantams

Having had ducks since I was eleven years old, I cannot imagine being without them. At one time or another, I have owned almost all types of waterfowl, turkeys, and chickens in both the standard (large) and bantam (miniature) sizes.

I became interested in showing waterfowl in my late teens and have done so continuously for the last forty five years. While my first love has always been waterfowl, (ducks and geese) I have bred and shown bantam chickens for the last twenty years or so as well as continuing to work with my established strains of bantam ducks. I am a member of the N.P.I.P. program. My approval number is 558.


Lou's Tips


Showing trios is a whole new aspect to showing poultry. A trio is two females and a male. One can show old trios or young trios (meaning hatched during the current calendar year). They are shown as a unit but the judge may pick an individual bird out of the trio for a higher award. The females should be as near to identical as possible and the male counts as 1/2 of the trio's score. The APA requires that if trios are permitted at a given show that they be part of any display.


The News


Nothing left to sell for 2016 in the following: East Indies, White Wyandottes. Gray Calls, Buff Wyandotte bantams.

For the first time I will offer a very limited number of Buff Wyandotte large fowl breeding stock. They are priced at $100 per trio and only three trios are available. No shipping but I will deliver to shows I attend. My last two shows for 2016 are both in Iowa. I will attend the Master Cup and the Eastern Iowa show.