4H Showing--What Breed do I call my Pullets?

ToriMclgal

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So I have two four month-old mixed-breed bantam pullets. I am entered in a 4H show, where they do mock poultry breed judging, but I can't figure out what breed I should call them. They look like this:
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What breed should I label them as? It doesn't have to be their real breed at all (they are half Japanese/OEG and half Rock), but it needs to be believable.
 

Lady of McCamley

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Go to your breed listings on your 4H website (usually located on your Ag extension site) or your fair manual. If necessary, call your 4H extension office, they should be able to guide you. Though this is a mock judging, the point is to gain the skills for a real show.

The 4H guidelines will tell you all the breed categories and what the requirements are.

Usually there is something called "general layers" or even "mixed breeds" that is separately judged from the pure breeds. Each state runs their 4H differently and will have slightly different categories. You may choose to enter in something like "open bantams."

Good luck on your showing. Have a lot of fun. It's a great way to gain knowledge and confidence.

LofMc
 

ToriMclgal

In the Brooder
Sep 28, 2015
16
3
32
Go to your breed listings on your 4H website (usually located on your Ag extension site) or your fair manual. If necessary, call your 4H extension office, they should be able to guide you. Though this is a mock judging, the point is to gain the skills for a real show.

The 4H guidelines will tell you all the breed categories and what the requirements are.

Usually there is something called "general layers" or even "mixed breeds" that is separately judged from the pure breeds. Each state runs their 4H differently and will have slightly different categories. You may choose to enter in something like "open bantams."

Good luck on your showing. Have a lot of fun. It's a great way to gain knowledge and confidence.

LofMc

Thank you so much! Turns out mixed breeds are judged right along with the other bantams based on preparation and health. We're all set for the fair!

-tmg
 

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