sorry about the caps...i am typing and feeding a baby lol. I really wasnt worried about showing but my girls love them and wanted to show a chicken...looks like i will have to get my bator and hatch some...great excuse for dh
I guess i cant complain. They are great roos though they are my only bantams so there has been no fertilized eggs with my standards. Will that ever happen? What are the best kind of standard breed to find show quality in? Should I hatch them myself?
Best answer is to go to a show and meet some of the breeders--we all LOVE talking about our chickens, and helping new folks get a start.
Purchase a started or grown bird from a breeder--be very upfront about your goals and what you are wanting. Be willing to spend a bit to get good birds to start with.
Every breed has its challenges, but you'll be happier with a bird you enjoy rather than one that might be easier to keep in condition or to breed good offspring that you don't really care for. If you want an active, bird with lots of personality, don't get an overly quiet, docile breed. If you want a calm, docile breed, don;t choose one that is flighty.