Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weighty feathers friends vie for Fair prize

This is from the roaster chicken competition at the South Texas State Fair in Beaumont.  The Fair started last Thursday and runs through this week.  Hundreds of youth and their parents and friends stood waiting for the poultry competition on Friday.  The judge, far left, uses her hands to measure the dimensions and quality of the hens breast to determine the winner.  Each contestant holds up the birds they have raised, hoping to get a leg up (poor pun, I know) on the crowded field.