The Pacific Poultry Breeders is proud to host the 2016 annual meet of the American Bantam Association. This event will be held at the Ace Pavilion at the West Campus of the Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California, The dates will be February 3, 4 and 5 of 2017. Coop in will start at
2 p.m. on Friday the 3rd and judging will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. There are many youth activities planned for the day and many vendors will be present. There will be a banquet at the host hotel which will start at 6 p.m. Judging for Champions will be promptly at 8:30 on Sunday morning. It is hoped all birds will be released by 10:30 a.m. and clean up will begin. We will also have a huge raffle, both for birds and a table raffle as well. We are proud to host several National Meets as well as several Regional and District meets.
The host hotel will be the Clarion Inn directly across the freeway at 1612 Sisk Road in Modesto. Room rates are $69 per night, plus tax. The phone number is 209-521-1612
. We have also reserved the bar and the social area for the entire evening on Saturday
night. Mention you are with the “Chicken Show” to get the special rate. BOOK EARLY as we only have 140 rooms and it may fill up. We will have a back up motel, if necessary. These rates will also apply for Thursday
nights if anyone wants to come early and stay late. The best airport will be Sacramento which is north of Modesto, a little over an hour from the airport. It is best to get into Sacramento before 2 p.m. because of Friday
All entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 13th
. and her phone is 406-253-7944
. My number is 209-419-2575
. Early entries are appreciated as we have a lot of work to do to prepare for this large event. We have eight judges lined up and will be adding one or two more. Those are Anthony Ashley, Jacob Bates, Rick Hare, Troy LaRoche, Matt Lhamon, Jamie Matts, Dwight Madsen and Dr. William Patterson.
The premium list will be available in mid November by email and hard copies will be mailed out on request.
Dear ABA members,
It is with much joy that I announce the ABA has secured the rights to republish Ralph Sturgeon’s book, Start Where You Are With What You Have. Mr. Walt Leonard was the original publisher and he has graciously allowed us to reprint this historic book and make it available to the current generation of poultry fanciers!
In my opinion, this is the book every new and old poultry breeder needs in their library! Ralph’s simplistic writing style makes it easy for all to understand the different methods of breeding and improving a line of birds and details a very easy plan to make your birds better than what they currently are. This book had a great influence on me as a young poultry breeder and his principles are still used by many poultry breeders today! Order your copy today from Karen or in the ABA Online store at bantamclub.com, today.
2017 Legbands will be available in the following sizes.
Orders yours today to guarantee availability!!
D’S 10 mm E’s 11 mm F’s 13mm G’s 15mm H’s 18mm I’s 20mm J’s 22mm K’s 25mm
These bands are not “required” – however many of our ABA members feel these are a MUST for their breeding programs. They are made of plastic and numbered clearly with ABA, the year (16) and an identifying number. They are “seamless”. They are intended to be placed on “Young – growing” birds. Many ABA members try to put them on the birds when they are around 8-12 weeks old. You try to place them on a growing bird, if they slip off – you try again in a week or so – repeating the process until they stay on. Once on – they are permanent. This tool is “Priceless” in the breeding pen!
Order yours today!