1. Each exhibitor is limited to two entries in each class.
2. Eggs entered must be produced by his or her own flock.
3. All eggs shall be properly cleaned, dried and cartoned (dozen). Any entry that is dirty or has an odor shall be disqualified.
4. Judges reserve the right to move eggs from one classification to another when they have been entered in the wrong class according to class definitions.
5. The eggs are usually judged by weight, uniformity of color, uniformity of shape and shell texture.
6. Judges criteria based on his or her own point system.
Premiums: 1st - $5; 2nd - $4; 3rd - $3; 4th - $2; 5th - $1
Champion (Best overall from each class champion): Rosette
Reserve Champion (2nd Best Overall): Rosette
Class 1 – White – The color as close as reasonably possible to white.
Class 2 – Brown – The color as close as reasonably possible, including dark and light brown. Creams or Beiges are classified as pastel.
Class 3 – Pastels – Includes Blue, Greens, Pink, Beige and Creams.
Class 4 – Bantams – Weight criteria does not apply.
Egg Judging Criteria
1. Weight – Each egg shall weigh at least 1.92 ounces and no more than 2.33 ounces. Each egg not meeting these criteria shall have 1 point per egg deducted. The maximum deduction in this judging area is 12 points.
2. Uniformity of color – All eggs should be consistent in color. A deduction of ¼ to ½ point per egg is deducted based on inconsistency. The maximum deduction in this area is 6 points.
3. Uniformity of Shape – All eggs should be consistent in shape. A deduction of ¼ to ½ point per egg is deducted based on inconsistency. The maximum deduction in this area is 6 points.
4. Shell Texture – Each egg is judged on shell texture in each of the following categories. A cut of ¼ to ½
point per egg is deducted for each occurrence. Categories are :
A. Rough D. Porous
B. Ridges E. Blind Check
An egg that is cracked or broken shall have a deduction of 1 point per egg. The maximum in this area is 12 points.
5. Condition — A deduction of ½ to 1 point per egg shall be deducted for the following:
A. Dirty – adhering dirt that would not be so severe to disqualify.
B. Stained – non-adhering.
C. Glassy or shiny surface (i.e., oils, egg whites, moisture)
Maximum in this area is 36 points.
The entry with the fewest total deductions in each class is declared the winner and others are placed accordingly (based on fewest to most deductions)