Originally Posted by rodriguezpoultry
OK, so how did this turn into a bash of people's words?
This was an interesting topic that I was watching closely. Why bash someone who is just giving an opinion?
And what was that about pink-bodied, naked-neck Langshans? Seriously..out of all the breeds...a Langshan?
Edited by aveca - 4/16/10 at 9:01am
Because We live in a hateful mean society where expectations and goals are too lofty for most. That is why suicide rates are so high in this country . Out of 1500 birds only one can be first. being nasty to the rest isnt necessary. My opionin is just enjoy the win and everybody will celebrate with you. there is only one 1st place and no one remembers second place . Takes the fun and sportsmanship right out of it too me. Kids dont learn from someone beating them for being second or third instead of encouraging them to do better. offer advise instead of venomous critisizm. Maybe try saying this person has some really good birds you might be interested in or this person really wins big and if you are real serous they can set you up with some birds that will do well for you. seeing is beleiving . You can catch a lot more things with sugar than you can vinegar. Otherwise I wouldnt worry about what they are doing.
There is a family in our area who has hamburgs that not only win at the county fairs , they also win at sanctioned shows even won at the big harrisburg poultry and they are as humble about it as they can be, in fact they dont do the internet cause too many snotts they said who assume too much. Didnt want thier kids to get discouraged when they were working so hard and yep, they went through thier trials to build up the flock they have now that is tops. they lost a lot on thier way to winning and wanted to keep it positive , didnt need snotts trying destroy an interest thier kids have.
I have seen people who have birds who are points wise at APA sanctioned shows are no 1 be a nice and as encouraging to somone new as they can be , and then I have seen snots who assume they shine in the east and set in the west who just turn people off to the whole process..
Just like american Idol, some people think they can sing, and some people can sing. being snotty only makes you look bad not the person who lost. They will eventually find out that they cant sing. being a nasty is tacky and takes the focus off maybe letting that person take lessons and learn to be better, So what if they think they are good, let them have a little self esteem...thou singing you cant change much, you can always swop out a chicken for a better chicken. couldnt think of a better analogy.
Many of our county fairs are APA sanctioned and points to be had for many breeds. They use the venue to attract more interested people and have you ever bought insurance for a show? Plus the expence of flying a great judge to it from out of atate? Cha ching.... with lawsuits the way they are it is very expensive , easier to fall under the fair insurance. somone can fall on thier can at your show or some kid can put thier eye ball too close to a rooster cage. trust me kids love chickens and they climb right under and over ropes put up to keep them back, turn your back for a second and woops.