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helpful tips for showing chickens?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
This isn't really for an online show, but I didn't know where else to put it.


So I started showing birds last year. So far I've only dont it once, but it wasn't really a serious show. I'm hoping to get much more involved this year. Does anybody have an helpful tips, know equipment I should have, or past experience they could explain? Any advice would be great.
post #2 of 7

1. Eye contact with judge, address as ma'am or sir

2. Oil. I put oil (teen weeny bit..too much and its greesy) on my birds combs, wattles, and their feet. This brings out the colors.

3. Wash birds about 2-3 days in advance. This will get rid of any dirt or grime that is on your bird. Give the bath to them in advance so the chickens have time regaining their oil and natural sheen.

4. Check the APA standards for your breed. This will help you choose the best show quality bird for a much better chance to place or win.

5. Pluck any broken feathers out. And smooth any rough feathers.

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

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Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #3 of 7

(I show my birds too. ;))

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I use coconut oil on mine fairly often. I am using some jubilee orpingtons this year. So hopefully they do well.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Jubilees are not a recognized breed of the American poultry association. Only the English one. I'm going to have to show a different breed until they are.
post #6 of 7

APA really needs to up their approving. I can't show my Bielefelders or Sweetgrass turkeys. And those breeds have been around for quite some time. Absolutely NO excuse why they aren't accepted yet. Especially the jubilee coloring. That isn't new! C'mon APA.

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

Reply

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Right. Its so disappointing. I bought those to breed and show. Oh well I guess I have my white rocks.
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