2021-12-07: Avian Science Notes December newsletter


            Avian Bowl in 2022

            Avian Bowl Photos


Avian Bowl in 2022


*Avian Bowls taking place before the 2022 State Qualifier, will use the 2021 Study Sections.


The new 2022 study section will be the basis for all questions & answers at the Qualifier and throughout the remainder of 2022.


All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

  • Poultry judging - Online National Poultry Judging Manual (Past production hens printable pdf, pages 1-2 only) https://national4hpoultry.ca.uky.edu/files/pjmanual-pastproductionhens.pdf
  • Understanding food prisoners (All) ... pages 17-20
  • Avian systems (Reproduction only) ... pages 35-38
  • Breeds, varieties, and strains (Mediterranean through AOSB only) ... pages 75-80
  • Raising game birds (Disease control through Laws only) ... pages 94-99
  • Eggcyclopedia (Partnership for food safety through Zeaxanthin only) ... pages 139-151B
  • Raising your home chicken flock (All) ... pages 151C-161
  • Biosecurity (All) ... pages 179-180
  • Avian influenza (All) - Pages 181-182

Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2016.

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Avian Bowl Photos

California State Qualifier

Ventura County captured both the Junior and Senior Avian Bowl Championships at the California State Qualifier.

Pictured L-R: Matthew Ziegler, Ashley Pyler, Zuzu Harding, Liliana Lozano, Dr. Bradley (with her Pecking Order tee), and in front Sammy Belik

Ben King Madera Junior Team

Ben King of the Madera Junior Team displaying his Byron Muller & Joe Borelli Perseverance Award, which also came with a cash stipend.   The award named after two late members of the Avian Sciences Dept. staff at UC Davis, was given to the 4-H members who kept their teams active and studying during the pandemic and made the trip to the Qualifier this August.

California Team 4-H National Poultry and Egg Conference Louisville 2021

Posing for pre-Award Banquet photos at the 4-H National Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville: Dr. Bradley, Matthew Ziegler, Ashley Pyler, and Coach, Mrs. Kitty Beckman.   Captain Ashley Pyler was on fire with her correct answers at the Nationals.   The California team only suffered one loss (to Alabama) before the game that decided the Championship.    Again, they faced Alabama.  It all came down to one question and Alabama prevailed.   For their 2nd place finish, each California team member received a gold pin, $75, and a handsome wall plaque.  Congratulations to Mrs. Beckmann for her continuing efforts in grooming great Avian Bowlers.





Dr. Francine A. Bradley, Editor

Extension Poultry Specialist Emerita

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