It's fair time and the live stock shows are a big part of the South Texas State Fair.
Children ranging from 8-years-old To seniors in high school Friday morning showed off their weeks and weeks of hard work in the form of turkeys and chickens.
While the participant holds the poultry upside down by its legs, a judge comes by to measure its weight and size looking for symmetry.
Tabetha Franklin's children have been participating in livestock shows for the past four years. She says she believes the experience teaches them a unique form of responsibility.
I think it's definitely something that teaches them to be responsible citizens and know how to hold a quality job when they get older because they've learned the responsibility of taking care of themselves and something else," said Franklin.
Some of the parents of kids participating said they are putting their child's earnings in a college saving's account.
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