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Age categories for show chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mychickenbrood, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. mychickenbrood

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    I'm trying to find out the age catagories of show chickens. Does someone know? I plan to show in September and my various purebreeds of chickens will be about 5-6 months old.
     

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    5-6 months is just barely old enough to show. Generally, the older your pullets and cockerels are, the better. 8-10 months is much better an age for young birds than is 5-6 months.
     
  3. mychickenbrood

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    Thanks for the information. Shucks! Well, maybe I'll just do it for the expereince. Or maybe mine will be the only one in its class. HaHa.

    I've never even thought about showing before, but it sounds like fun.

    Oh, another question. Do you need a pedigree on them to show them? Mine are purebreds, and I will raise purebreds once I decide on the breeds I like, but mine are not pedigreed. I got them from Murray McMurray.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No, there is no pedigree or registration system for chickens (other than whatever data individual breeders may keep on their own birds). All that matters is that it meet the breed standard (and hopefully the variety standard as well).
     
  5. mychickenbrood

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    Thanks so much. That is good news for me.[​IMG]
     
  6. flappychicken

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    Hi! I am a 4-her in NH and I want to show pullets. I got them April 27th and I want to show in July. Do you think that's okay? How young is two young they did not need to get inspected Because they were to young. So I'm not sure about that.
     
  7. flappychicken

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    They would be 82 days old when they would need to be 150 for five months.
     

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