SEEN: Neighborhood judges prettiest poultry
BY JOHN CLANTON
Sunday, October 28, 2012
10/28/12 at 5:44 AM
Editor's note: Seen is a weekly feature showcasing the work of a Tulsa World photojournalist.
Jack had no chance to win this Prettiest Poultry Contest during Owen Park's annual block party.
After all, he's a Yorkie, even if he was dressed in a chicken costume.
This second-annual event in the neighborhood northwest of downtown was Large Marge's to win. Elote and The Vault owner Libby Auld's bird was the undisputed champ last year.
"She always wins," people in the crowd joked about Large Marge. Several families in this neighborhood raise chickens for their eggs, so there were six contestants - and Jack the Yorkie - vying for the title. A respectable number.
The winner was decided based on crowd reaction and applause. And, in the end, it was a surprise upset. The Zoellner sisters, Zody and Zeta, swept the competition. Zody's Ms. Frizzle came in first.
Zody Zoellner, 4, and her sister Zeta, 7, (left) react as Zody's chicken, Ms. Frizzle, wins the second-annual Prettiest Poultry Pageant at a block party in the Owen Park neighborhood, where several families raise chickens for their eggs. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
Luka Auld, 8, holds a chicken named Billie Jean as he waits for the Prettiest Poultry Pageant to begin at a block party in the Owen Park neighborhood in northwest Tulsa. The Auld family raised last year's champion, Large Marge. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
Laura Bradley holds her dog Jack as the second-annual poultry contest at the Owen Park neighborhood block party begins. Jack was the most unlikely competitor in the contest that was judged by audience applause. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World