Rooster Crowing Contest
The concept is simple – you count the number of crows that occur in 30 minutes and that bird is the winner. For some reason this is a highly popular activity at fairs and the few shows that have it. This is particularly exciting for the spectators that know nothing of chickens.
Crower – the bird that was entered in the crowing contest
Contestant – the person who entered the bird in the contest
- The Crower will not be judged in the open show (this gets around the problem of a show bird not being in the cage when a judge is working that class)
- The Contestant must have the Crower in the cage at the start of the competition
- No one may touch the Crower during the competition.
- Females, males, toys or other paraphernalia may be displayed, shaken, etc around the cage but may not enter the cage of the Crower.
- No one may assist the Contestant in attempting to get the Crower to crow.
- Only full crows are counted
- If a Crower is crowing when the competition begins, that crow does NOT count.
- If a Crower is crowing when “time” is called, that crow does count.
- The Crower does not have to belong to the Contestant.
- The individual counting for an entry should not be a family member of the Contestant. This eliminates conflict of interest (it can get heated!)
Most shows give awards for the top three entries.