Saxony drake and ducks. Can drake be shown?
I have certainly seen birds that are not that good at shows. So I'd give them a go. :) Showing can be a lot of fun and a great way to learn.
It is a bit hard to tell what is going on with the drake's eye. Any chance of a clearer pic? :)
Here is a pic of a nice (bantam) Saxony drake that I took at the recent National Poultry Show here (Australia). He has a blue hood that is solid coloured (no white lines anywhere) and his claret breast ends in a nice clean line under his chest (not running back under his belly or too far over his shoulders). His colouring is great - clean and neat - and is something to aim for :)
I will see if we can get a better one tomorrow night. The bottom 'eyelid' area seems to be a little droopy so I was worried about it. Thanks for the pic that helps my son know the coloring as well we were not sure and the American Standards book we have doesn't have a picture of the saxony's just a little description.