OK... that was A LOT to digest 82 posts Lisa thank you for all the pics. Wish I could have helped.... next time. I am with you, we need to show our chickens. I was looking at my FBCM roo today, he LOOKS so good after looking at these show birds. Well if you overlook all the MUD Nice comb, one too many points, no thumb print, no white in his ear lobe, no split wings, tail the right angle, nice leg feathering, no white feathers anywhere, THANKS VICKI you helped me pick a real winner from my lot and to boot, I got a pullet that lays an egg that is a 7-8 and the others 6-7 so HOPING his offspring will get better egg color. In the Fall I can have new pullets for him that MAYBE lay a nice color egg too. I am kinda excited to see what I get next generation.
The winds from the storm... We had the runs covered with a tarp stapled to the runs with a LADDER (6ft tall step ladder) 2 boards and something else to keep the rain out of my muddy runs... WELL ALL THAT was blown off and on the ground.... those were some strong winds. No damage or trees down that we saw. So all is good. We worked on another run and moved some birds into the fixed one. So now my eggs will not be sooooooo muddy... maybe....
I hear ya about muddy runs and crazy winds! Boo to both of those!
And you are more than welcome! I'm happy to help when I can. I'm just really glad you didn't cull that boy...if I lived closer...I probably would have come over and when you told me you didn't think you liked him! I'm really looking forward to what your next generation will look like as well...and don't be afraid to send photos my way if you need a second set of eyes. you know where I'm at