Update: Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
The Best Breed Photo Semi-Finalist Poll is now closed. The finalist poll will open later this week. Look for details here on our blog.
Best Breed Photo
The poll for the “Best Breed Photo” category of the Murray McMurray Chicken Photo Contest is open. Now is your chance to see the semi-finalist photos and rate them. The poll is open to everyone. Visit the link below to participate:
Semi-finalist poll – Best Breed Photo
This poll will remain open until noon, Central on Monday, Nov 15, 2010. When the poll closes, we will select the five finalists based on the ratings in this poll.
For more information regarding the contest, see:
I love the contests! Keep them coming.
I am new to all this. I have city chickens that are 5 months old and am looking forward to getting eggs. I always thought chickens were cool. I must say I have become quite attached to my hens, especially Edwina my Speckled Sussex, who loves being held.
I think it would be great to have a contest for each type of fowl, perhaps combining specialties together like pheasant and peafowl since few people own them. We own many varieties of poultry (Cochins, Polish, Cornish, Barred Rocks, New Hampshires, White Leghorns, Americaunas, Black Star, Golden Sex Link, and Turkens). We have owned other breeds in the past. We have wild turkeys around our house, so we don’t keep domestic turkeys any more. We don’t need them!
Thanks for the chicken photos…loved them all, and I voted for the top winner! How exciting!! Chickens make great pets, I was raised on a chicken farm, my mother raised 4-500 chickens twice a year for Hubbard Farms. My favorite pet as a child was a chicken…how sweet can it be? My chickens talk to me every time they see me…..my grandson holds them in his lap and pets them…life if good.
Our city had Measure C on our local ballot this last November 2nd election day. The voters approved the measure making it legal now for citizens to have up to four chickens. Yeah for the chicken lovers of Bishop, CA! I have had my two sweet hens for the last two years, and they are one of the greatest simple joys of my life.
Congratulations on your success! I think that’s a step in the right direction for all cities to take.
I thought they were all beautiful. I am very new in this, raising my 5 Jersey Black Giant hens (no roosters yet!) I am just learning about how much daylight they need to keep laying. They are the delight at the end of my hectic day at the hospital!
I have a Light Brahma bantam hen, her name is Bee-Bee. I am 8 years old and she is my first chicken. This year she raised 7 chicks. She is so sweet!
I enjoy voting for the contests.
I like the idea of turkey and other breed contests.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the chicken pictures. The funniest picture contest was the greatest – they gave me a lot of laughs, AND the winning picture agreed with me! These breed pictures are all great. I especially love the ones that give you a glimpse of the personalities of the chickens. This summer our son and daughter-in-law gave us 3 pullets and a cockerel, and we have since acquired a pair of Buff Orpingtons. We have been astounded at how much we are enjoying our new little family and are fascinated with their behavior – as well as their eggs! It would be great to see contests with all the other kinds of birds also. I covet some guineas, ducks and turkeys and dream of one day, getting a pair of geese and especially a pair or peafowl. Keep up the good work!
I love these contests, wish they were around when I still had my farm and was raising my birds. And YES I’d love to see a turkey/duck/goose …..all fowl contest….they’re great, as pets and everything else. I used to raise upward of 400 birds a year, most from McMurray…. Wish I had this on-line version of things then, but still. Love it!!!!!!
I loved all the pictures of the chickens. My home in the country took so long to close that I now have to wait until spring to start my flock. I grew up on a farm about a mile from my new house and we always had chickens. It’s going to be a long winter waiting to order my chicks. Until then, I will have to make do by looking at pictures of other’s chickens. Keep ’em coming!
I would love to know about your next photo contest!
I have beautiful Light Brahmas, and they are the most lovely and largest chickens I have ever seen in my life. I think this contest is a great idea.
I wouldn’t be interested in a turkey contest. We have 6 Americana hens-all with names who enjoy our very large fenced yard with our golden retriever. We share their blue eggs with our neighbors. I think of a turkey as dinner, where chickens make wonderful pets. I’m always telling our pet hens how lucky they are to live with us. I’ll send you a picture if I can figure out how!
…or ducks :)
What about a contest for turkeys?
That’s a great idea.