Originally Posted by Yellow House Farm
The New Hampshire show is always the 2nd Sunday in October. it's held at the Deerfield Fair grounds/ Search the web for "The New Hampshire Poultry Fanciers Association."
What Joseph, aka YHF, a newly minted APA judge himself, is trying to say is pretty simple. If you want your birds judged against both the written word of the Standard and compared and contrasted to others of your peers who are also working with the breed, take some of your best, put them up in a conditioning cage, clean them up and handle them until they are well conditioned to handling and take them to a quality show near you.
There you will be able to compare/contrast them to your breeding peers and have a judge handle them and critique them. It'll only cost you $4 a bird to enter them and you'll have a terrific weekend of endless chicken talk.