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**OPEN DIVISION **RULES**



All entries and every exhibitor are subject to the following rules:

1. The Oklahoma State Poultry Show is open to poultry exhibitors of the world. No Membership is required. However, we invite you to become a member of the OSPF. Membership dues are $5.00 for 1 year, and may be mailed with your entry.

2. The OSPF Poultry Show will provide classes for all A.P.A. and A.B.A. recognized Standard Breeds and Varieties of Poultry
including Large and Bantam Chickens, Turkeys and Waterfowl.

3. Entries must be postmarked no later than November 9, 2017.  CALL IN ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. LATE ENTRIES WILL
NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO CHANGES AFTER ENTRIES ARE TURNED OR MAILED IN.

4. Birds will be shown as individuals. NO TRIOS WILL BE SHOWN.

5.
Cocks are male birds one year old or more. Hens are female birds one year old or more. Cockerels are male birds less than one
year old. Pullets are female birds less than one year old.

6. A Display consists of a cock, hen, cockerel, pullet and at least three other birds of the same breed and variety show by one
exhibitor. Bantam Displays will be calculated for show reports.

7. ENTRY FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY, specifying bantam or large fowl, variety, breed, and where applicable single or
rose comb, and bearded or non-bearded. Mark any double-coop birds in the space provided. Any birds not specified as bantam
or large fowl will be entered as large fowl. Long tailed bantams will only be cooped in large fowl cages if cage space is available.

8. No Changes to entry after sent in!

9. ENTRY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO THE OKLAHOMA STATE POULTRY
FEDERATION (or OSPF) FOR THE CORRECT AMOUNT.

10. Mail entries and dues to:
                              Mike Geis, OSPF Show Secretary
                              PO Box 241
                              McLoud, OK 74851
                              405-761-8339
                              oklahomastatepoultryfederation@gmail.com

11. All birds must meet the State Pullorum testing regulations. See regulations inside front cover. YOU MUST MAIL A COPY OF YOUR TEST REPORT WITH YOUR ENTRY FORM. A $20.00 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE ASSESSED TO ALL ENTRIES RECEIVED WHICH DO NOT INCLUDE TEST PAPERS, OR HAVE INCOMPLETE, INCORRECT, UNREADABLE, OR OUTDATED TEST PAPERS.

12. All birds will be inspected for disease upon arrival at the showroom and sick birds will be removed from the showroom. Band numbers will not be required on the entry forms. However, we suggest that all fowl be leg banded before being placed in a show coop and that you add the band number to the coop card.

13. All fowl must be leg banded before being placed in a show coop.

14. No shipments will be accepted.

15. All sale birds brought to the show must meet the same health requirements as those exhibited. These birds will be permitted in the designated sales area only. There are limited coops available for a fee. The sales coop fees are: (A) Bantam size cages are $5.00 per hole when rented in advance by the entry closing date and $7.00 per hole when rented at the show. (B) Large Fowl size cages are $7.00 per hole when rented in advance by the entry closing date and $9.00 per hole when rented at the show. (C) Goose size cages are $10.00 per hole when rented in advance by the entry closing date and $14.00 per hole when rented at the show. Special tags for the sale cages may be obtained from a representative at the OSPF check-in desk. (D) 8’X8’ sales areas are $50.00 when rented in advance by the entry closing date. The fee for sales areas will be $70.00 when rented at the show (if space is available). You MUST furnish your own cages for the sales area(s).

16. Please limit the number of birds in sales coops so there is no overcrowding.

17. Any person found guilty of handling exhibits other than their own, or gathering eggs other than their own will be disqualified as an exhibitor and any premium won will be forfeited.

18. All awards will be presented following the judging.  No awards will be mailed.

19. The show management reserves the right to remove from the showroom any materials that are deemed objectionable by the Federation.

20. All exhibitors are responsible for feeding and watering their own birds.

21. A.P.A. and A.B.A. rules will govern this show unless otherwise stated.

22. No protest will be accepted unless made in writing and accompanied by a cash protest fee of $25.00. A Protest of a judge’s decision will not be considered unless a disqualified bird has been placed.

23. The Oklahoma State Poultry Federation will not be responsible for any loss, or accident incurred during the show.

24. Any case or situation not provided for in these rules will be referred to and decided on by the Oklahoma State Poultry Federation Executive Board.

25. Breed Nationals will each receive 1 table and 2 chairs (minimum of 75 birds entered in the breed). If minimum is not met, the breed club may rent a table and or space for table (see open division rules item 26).

26. The vendor cost will be $60 for OSPF provided tables, $50 with your own table, or $25 with your own card table (36”x36”). Tables or space for your own tables must be purchased in advance by same postmark date as entries. All tables must be in designated area. Tables are subject to available space.  If purchased after postmark date fees are $80, $70 & $35 respectively.

27. Birds will not be released until after the awards presentation.  Anyone removing birds from their assigned cages before released, will forfeit any and all awards won and can be barred from any future shows. This includes the reporting to the ABA, APA and any and all breed clubs. 


JUNIOR DIVISION
**RULES**

1. All rules that apply to the Open Show will apply to the Junior Show unless otherwise stated.

2. A junior is a youth who is at least 5 years old and will not reach their 19th birthday by the date of the show.

3. If birth date is not listed on entry, the entry will be put in the open show.

4. All birds exhibited in the Junior Show must be owned by the junior exhibiting them.

5. Each Junior Exhibitor must enter birds on a separate Junior Division Entry Form.

6. Junior exhibitors must be present at the show to be eligible to receive awards.

7. Junior exhibitors are permitted to enter as many birds as they wish in any A.P.A. or A.B.A. recognized class.

8. Any case or situation not provided for in the above rules will be referred to and decided on by the Executive Board of 
the Oklahoma State Poultry Federation.