Any online tutorials on how to evaluate poultry?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WalkingOnSunshine, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    When I learned how to evaluate horses, I was actually taught by a judge what to look for. Same thing with dogs. Thank goodness for 4-H!

    But I have no such resource to learn how to properly evaluate chickens. Are there any resources out there that show you (with photos would be great) what to look for? Some of the terms, like "medium length" and "medium size" or "moderate cushion" seem like they could mean about anything--and so many breeds say "medium" but then the breeds look so different from each other!

    I'm trying to educate myself, but I'm getting frustrated.
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Come on over to BYC's Heritage Large Fowl thread. We are in the midst of mourning the very recent sudden passing of our beloved mentor and thread author, Bob Blosl. However, even now, I know Bob would want you to get the help you need. Much knowledge on your subject in the 15,000+ posts of this wonderful teaching thread. Many experienced breeders and judges, some with over 1/2 century in poultry, willing to help and educate.
    Here is the URL :
    Come on over, ask your questions. It is what Bob would want and as he often said, " Keep kicking the can down the road"
    Best Regards,
    Waterford English Light Sussex
    PA, USA
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
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