When you think of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, you probably envision horses, cattle and bulls, but there’s a unique show you can only find in the poultry barn.
Inside, the world’s smallest chicken breed takes center stage.
Every Serama chicken owner has a trick to get them to strut their stuff.
“I start them young. I use mealworms and use a clapper, and a cat toy, a cowbell,” said exhibitor Elizabeth King, who's showing 15 Seramas.
Tina Kozel used a squeaky toy to get Jupiter to flap and crow.
“I love it. They are so much fun," Kozel said. "They’re such a gentle, sweet little bird, and when you finally get one that does good on the table, you’re like a proud parent."
“Moms and dads are definitely more competitive than the birds,” Judge David Mills said.
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Mills selected the winners, based on their 90 second performances.
“That’s what makes Seramas unique. They have a posing aspect, so whenever they’re on the table, I have my pen and use them to pull back,” he said.
As for King’s Seramas — they were among the birds that won ribbons and bragging rights.
If you missed Saturday, you can enjoy the stock show and rodeo for the next 3 1/2 weeks.