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Buff Orpington, what do you think?

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Hi everyone, this is Martha, my 20ish week old Buff Orpington. I've entered her in a show that's on tomorrow at an agricultural event, I know she's young but it's good practice for her. This is my second poultry show, I came first in the novice section at the Highland Show with my Black Rock earlier this year, but this time it's the Orpington category at a different show. She's had a bath and I've picked all the dirt out of her leg scales with a toothpick. I've also been using baby oil on her legs the past few days to keep them soft. And I've got some petroleum jelly for final preparations at the show tomorrow - Even though she has no comb or wattles to put it on!! But I'll bring it just in case.

Any last minute tips or advice?? - I'm open to anything you've got! Does she look ok?

Thanks!


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I'm not in Scotland, so I'm not sure exactly what Orpingtons look like over there. However, based on American standards, Martha looks pretty good for her age. Based on what I know, she has a nice even buff surface color and a good thick skull. She also has decently loose feathering on her legs. I would improve her by giving her a wider, larger tail, and making her more massive. For this age, though, she's a pretty bird. :)

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #3 of 7

She looks really good to me. Good luck with the show :)

35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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Originally Posted by BantamLover21 View Post

I'm not in Scotland, so I'm not sure exactly what Orpingtons look like over there. However, based on American standards, Martha looks pretty good for her age. Based on what I know, she has a nice even buff surface color and a good thick skull. She also has decently loose feathering on her legs. I would improve her by giving her a wider, larger tail, and making her more massive. For this age, though, she's a pretty bird. smile.png

Thank you very much!! And thanks for the tip, I'll fluff up her feathers.

I'll let you know how she gets on tomorrow.smile.png
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She looks really good to me. Good luck with the show smile.png

Thank you! I'm just hoping to gain some experience if nothing else.
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She came second! Really happy with that!smile.png
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35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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