The premise wasn't the chicken dance -- though that came later -- but humans imitating chickens. The crowd at the 3 p.m. Saturday "Human Chicken Contest" the Denver County Fair's Animal Stage was packed.
"I signed up for this when nobody was here," one contestant remarked, showing some regret.
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Eric Fulenwider, Head of the Colorado Poultry Association, judged the contest which featured sixteen contestants ranging from the very young to the middle-aged. He was looking for accuracy in the movements, "You can tell who's been watching them and who's just doing an imitation," he said. The winner, Anna Cascano, got $50 and a blue ribbon.
After a less-than-believable performance, host Mark Kelly remarked, "Everyone of you [in the crowd] is thinking 'I could have done that,' but they are the ones up here." Yes, and here are some illustrious pictures of those brave enough to take up the chicken-imitating mantle.