Sallie Schram's Rhode Island cockerel is the Otoe County's Fair's top 4-H chicken.
Judge Ken Majors said it's a young bird and the best conditioned at the fair.
“It's a good type in good condition and meets all the requirements of the breed,” he said.
Owen Wander was the top poultry showman.
Majors, who has been judging for 20 years and has shown at shows with 23,000 entries, said the numbers were down at the fair, but the champion and Wander's black Australorp would have done well at large shows.
In small animal competition, Colton Tompkins showed top guinea pig and Keianna Bahr showed five-time fair champion cat Mittens.
Majors said the seven-year-old cat was shedding some, which impacted its fur. The calico weighed 9.6 pounds.
Bahr said Mittens hangs out in her room with the fair trophies.
“She knows she's good,” Bahr said.
Adrienne Shay showed the best duck.
Majors said key to show poultry is good, quality feed.
He said the champion is a Rhode Island cockerel, a breed known for both meat and egg laying