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How do you show a chicken? does it have to be a specific breed? and what are they judged for?  idunnohujumpy


Edited by Chicks Galore3 - 12/17/11 at 2:45pm

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How do you show a chicken? does it have to be a specific breed? and what are they judged for?  idunnohujumpy


get your bird in good feather and body condition, submit your entry, clean your bird thoughly, coop in, wait for judging to be complete, see how you did, coop out, go home..
They are judged based on Type for the breed they represent, then color for the variety, as well as physical condition, feather condition, handling ability, this is all evaluated against the other birds of teh breed and variety that are present. best of variety will compete for best of breed, best of breed will compete for best in class, best in class will compete for best of show.

Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

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Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

http://www.twinlakespoultry.com
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Thanks a ton!!!!

1 more question....HOW DO YOU CLEAN A CHICKEN!!!!! i know they don't like water more then ankle deep and i don't know if your even supposed to place a chicken in water.

"Jesus is my Savior, not my religion"

 

Rest In Peace: Crumpet (Click to show)
The actual definition of a "crumpet" - A unsweetened English pastry
 
My Definition of Crumpet: The sweetest thing that ever was. :( 
 
RIP Crumpet. I will miss you in all ways possible.
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Rest In Peace: Crumpet (Click to show)
The actual definition of a "crumpet" - A unsweetened English pastry
 
My Definition of Crumpet: The sweetest thing that ever was. :( 
 
RIP Crumpet. I will miss you in all ways possible.
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You give them a bath! Baby or dog shampoo works great.  most "colored" birds (other than a pale color like white of Lavender for example) and regular feathered birds you can just use a tooth brush and spot clean any questionable areas and just wash the butt, belly, and legs well.

Jessy
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NPIP # 55-1101

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Jessy
Shadow Calibers Silkies and Design

NPIP # 55-1101

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There's a great link for a show I'm going to next month
http://www.poultrycongress.com/info.html

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Proud member of APA, ABA, ASBC, MCCA, JBBA, LIPS.

Winner, Marans Chicken Club USA Egg contest Jan. 2013 Northeast Poultry Congress. My girls rock!

 

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post #6 of 8

If you are interested in showing, I suggest that you purchase an American Standard of Perfection, 2010 edition.

It will tell you what your bird should look like and has information that the judges use to make their selection.  It's a quality book and has many gorgeous color plates.  If you haven't decided on a breed yet, it is a nice place to do some shopping to look for a breed that interests you.

Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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Thanks ya'll! 

"Jesus is my Savior, not my religion"

 

Rest In Peace: Crumpet (Click to show)
The actual definition of a "crumpet" - A unsweetened English pastry
 
My Definition of Crumpet: The sweetest thing that ever was. :( 
 
RIP Crumpet. I will miss you in all ways possible.
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"Jesus is my Savior, not my religion"

 

Rest In Peace: Crumpet (Click to show)
The actual definition of a "crumpet" - A unsweetened English pastry
 
My Definition of Crumpet: The sweetest thing that ever was. :( 
 
RIP Crumpet. I will miss you in all ways possible.
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post #8 of 8

Do you have to take them in a ring or anything 

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