Utah State University Extension
Remember that you are judging showmanship, which is an opportunity for young people to demonstrate their abilities as poultry stewards. The bird serves as a prop; while the young person does the performing. The exhibitor’s attitude, appearance, speaking ability, care and management skills and willingness to follow instructions are all considered in your evaluation.
Cooper, Troy D. and Frame, David D., "Information for the Poultry Showmanship Judge" (2012). All Current Publications. Paper 1331.