Are my bird babies pet or show?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lilbabychickens:), Jul 6, 2010.

  1. lilbabychickens:)

    lilbabychickens:) Out Of The Brooder

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    I know they arent the best quality, but my little cousins want something to show 4h and locally. NOT BIG APA SHOWS! Well, love is blind and I cant give a good critique on them, so I was hoping you guys could. [​IMG] These are my BO's, hatched out March 7 2010.

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  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    They look good.
     
  3. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    They are very pretty hatchery birds but they are about 1/2 the size that they are supposed to be, they are PQ
     
  4. lilbabychickens:)

    lilbabychickens:) Out Of The Brooder

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    I credit most of their small size issue to my generally bad feeding program for the first few weeks of their life. The pic is a few weeks old and they've gotten bigger already I think. I do have to say the Orps are the BEST birds I have. they are legit cuddly. [​IMG]
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Yeah, they are pet quality, and your feeding ability really did not have much to do with it except for weight wise. Their genetics are hatchery, so they do not have the size and shape a show bird would. But, they would be great for 4-H!
     

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