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any suggestions for breed to start showing???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CharlotteRenee, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    Hampden MA
    Any ideas of what breed to use for first show??
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    What kind of show? A good breed to show for, say, 4-H where you are doing showmanship, etc. would have different characteristics than one meant to be shown in a basic "caged" show. Are you considering using a bird from those you already have and, if so, what breeds do you have/have you determined which are show quality? Have you attended any shows near you yet to see what the general prevailing breeds are?
  3. Ifish

    Ifish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2015
    Any breed recognized by the APA is fine. Choose what you like.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015
  4. WWChickens

    WWChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2015
    New Hampshire
    This year I showed (for my first time) my Australorp rooster in a fair at a 4-H show. He was never really handled before but he stood on that table and let me show off his spurs and feathers like he had done it a thousand times before! So for a handling class I'd suggest Australorp.

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