The AKC 101st National in Springfield, Mass. is now complete with a nice turnout in the New England eastern coast. Over 200 Kings were entered and master breeder Bill Harrison of Escondido, Calif. judged in his usual professional manner. The showroom floor was probably the largest ever held at over 100,000 square feet and the spacing and judging area were so expansive it looked like a 500+ King show.
Congratulations to Larry Foos of San Diego, Calif. for getting his first National champion with a nice young white cock (photo below). See the placings of the top four Kings listed below. It was a competitive show with multiple experienced and new exhibitors from around the country. The weather did not deter many people from coming as in fact, the snow did not really hit Massachusetts like it did other places, but caused some to go home early.
Thank you to Scott Groff, Kim Miller, George O'Hara of the 1st District who help put this together and Jim and Ellie Murphy for their role as president and secretary.
2015 National Top Four King Results (Jan. 21-23, 2016 Springfield, Mass.)
Champion: #915 White YC owned by Larry Foos, San Diego, CA
Res. Champ: #372 Black Yrlg. Hen owned by Paolo DiCandia, Oakland, CA
2nd Res. Champ: #943 White Young Hen owned by Larry Foos, San Diego, CA
3rd Res. Champ: #1959 White Old Hen owned by Paolo DiCandia, Oakland, CA
Right to left seated: Dennis Rogers, Charles Bacon, Kim Miller and Ellie Murphy watch the judging at the Springfield National Jan. 22, 2016.
Paolo DiCandia (left) and Larry Foos (right) with judge Bill Harrison
Champion #915 White Young Cock owned by Larry Foos, San Diego, Calif.
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Judge Bill Harrison of Escondido, Calif. evaluating a blue King class at the AKC National in Springfield, Mass. Jan. 21.
2nd/3rd District and 5th District Show Photos
Charles Bacon judging the 5th District Show in Ontario, CA Nov. 21-22, 2015
#1455 Check Yrlg Cock 5th District Champ - Dennis Rogers
Show Judge George O'Hara congratulates Scott Groff after winning the 2nd/3rd District Show Nov. 14, while Scott holds his prized champion Show King.
2nd/3rd District Show Champion: Young White Cock bred/raised by Scott Groff, Conestoga, Penn.
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AOC Young Cock #1304
AOC YOUNG HEN #2606
Yrlg White Hen #2655
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