Sarah Spotten, right, shows off her Blue Mille Fleur Dutch Bantam pullet at the January 16 meeting of Central Coast Feather Fanciers in Templeton, California. Sarah is District 6 Director for the American Dutch Bantam Society, http://www.dutchbantamsocietyamerica.com/. She's looking forward to starting her new job as Webmaster for KSBY television, http://www.ksby.com/, in San Luis Obispo.
The pullet is one of six birds she recently acquired, five with the usual Mille Fleur coloration and this beautiful blue one. Three are roosters. Sarah is excited to have the blue variation because it can be a component of many other colors, including Buff Columbian and Mottled.
Amaya R. Dempsey, at top, eight years old, stands with the poster she designed, drew and colored for the Poster Design Competition at the Pacific Poultry Breeders Association 61st Annual Winter Show at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California January 12-13, http://www.rosecomb.com/PPBA/. Her poster, showing the popular bantam breeds, won first prize in the Eight Years Old and Under class.
Her prizes includeda one-year membership in the ABA, http://www.bantamclub.com/, and a pocket-size copy of the American Bantam Association Standard of Perfection. One of her favrorite birds is a Cream Blue Light Brown Dutch Bantam. She now has about 25 birds.
She attends third grade in Paso Robles, where she lives with her parents, Jim and Teri Dempsey.
These young people are an inspiration in their knowledge and dedication to fine poultry. Thank you both for your work.