Originally Posted by mallory2013
Yes it was! I felt so bad, he was gorgeous! I saw another cage that was mis-marked and the judge just circled it and the bird got Reserve variety so maybe the cochin judge was more strict? Yes some of those roosters were absolutely massive, I was in awe of them! The Brahma roo I took a picture of was, I swear, at least 3 feet tall!
Originally Posted by Chickie'sMoma
Mallory, was that splash frizzled boy the one that got his color mis-marked and didn't place because of it? if it was that was Jamie Matts' daughter's bird! he was a sweetie when she was sitting on the bench later before i left around 3 today.
i am always impressed when i see how LARGE the LF birds actually are, especially the roosters at full growth! i tend to only keep bantams but now i'm moving into the LF with my favs and i'll have to make much more room for them!
I had three tags out of ten mismarked! I caught two, but missed the third, and as a result, my hen did not get judged. There were a lot of mismarked tags all over the show. Still, I'll be going back - it's a great show, even if they are exaggerating on the "heated building" thing.... Next time, I think I'll wear my silk underwear!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of the people who helped man the BYC table. I won't name names because I may forget someone, but you were all great! Because of your help, Roberta was able to take care of selling her birds and eggs, and I got to have a personal lesson/critique from one of the top breeders of Faverolles in the country. Plus, we had time to feed and water our birds, and touch base with others, talk to the judges, etc. We could NOT have done it without you! It was really great to meet so many members there - thanks for stopping by the table and signing the poster and making your name tags. Don't hate me, but I probably won't remember the faces with the names, as it was pretty crazy sometimes. It was really fun to introduce people to BYC, although how anyone can have chickens and not know about us is beyond me. Apparently there is a great deal of confusion between BYC and Backyard Poultry Magazine, which I think we cleared up. We did meet a few people who were in the process of planning their coops for future flocks, and it was pretty cool answering questions for them. Hopefully they will be the people we all talk to in the future. I think next time there is a table anywhere, it would be great to have a laptop to really show people what the site is all about. Thanks again!!
Took some pictures, but I'll put them up after I've had a nap and put my feet up - they are throbbing!