2023-01-12: Avian Science Notes January newsletter
2023 AVIAN BOWL QUALIFIER & THE GREATER CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF POULTRY FANCIERS’ (GCSPF) SHOW, Fresno
- 2023 AVIAN BOWL QUALIFIER & ENTRY FORMS
2023 AVIAN BOWL QUALIFIER & THE GREATER CALIFORNIA SOCIETY
OF POULTRY FANCIERS’ (GCSPF) SHOW, Fresno
I am delighted to announce that the 2023 Avian Bowl State Qualifier and Poultry Showmanship will be held on Sat., Feb. 25th at the GCSPF Show. Please visit: www.gcspf.com to see the 2023 Premium Book and to obtain entry forms for birds and Showmanship. It is very important that parents and Leaders familiarize themselves with the time table and get Showmanship Forms submitted to GCSPF. There is NO on-site registration.
This site has the Avian Bowl entry forms here: 2023-01 Avian Bowl Entry Form.pdf
Only the Avian Bowl Entry forms are returned to me, Dr. Bradley. Do NOT send the Avian Bowl entries to GCSPF.
If this is your first time participating in Avian Bowl: any team (may have 2, 3, or 4 players) is eligible. There is no PRE-Qualifier for the Qualifier. Any team may enter the competition. Just make sure that all members are on a team are in the same age group (see entry form). Members of a single team may come from more than one county.
If you know someone who would like to try Avian Bowl with a group of young people not in 4-H (FFA, Grange, independent) they are welcome. Do understand that in Senior Avian Bowl at Fresno, the 1st place team qualifies to represent California at the 4-H National Poultry and Egg Conference (Louisville, Kentucky in November). Of course, the qualifying team must be a 4-H team. Therefore, should a team of senior-age independent youth come in 1st place, the highest placing 4-H team would be the team sent to Kentucky.
THE 2023 STUDY PACKET:
All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:
Prologue ... pdf available online
Avian systems (Circulatory, nervous, excretory, muscle, skeletal only) ... pages 39-40
Breeds, varieties, and strains (through New Hampshires, Characteristics) ... pages 67-71
Eggcyclopedia ... pages 102-124
Small turkey flock (All)... pages 45-54
A revised version of 'Changing World of Poultry and Eggs Market' ... pdf available online
Embryology (Daily development through entire glossary) ... pages 191-195
New section: Non-food uses of eggs ... pdf available online
Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2016.
to download this year’s Study Sections. Even if you have a hard copy of the 2016 Manual, you will need to download the Revised and New sections.
Cancelled Humboldt Poultry Fanciers’ Association Show
Feb. 25 GCSPF Show, Big Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno. Info.: www.gcspf.com
7:30 AM Showmanship sign-ins; all showmen must be pre-registered. NO walk-ins.
Feb. 25 California State Avian Bowl Qualifier, GCSPF Show, Big Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno Info.: Dr. Bradley (760) 699-5078
12 Noon – Avian Bowl sign-ins; all teams must be pre-registered
Avian Bowl competition begins immediately following the end of Showmanship