Ok so my daughters 4-H leader told me that the chicks wont be mature enough to show at the fair. GO FIGURE LOL I only have a couple pure breds that are full grown that the girls can handle. I was told to go ahead and a barred hen for one of the girls. They both handle fairly decent and if penned up the will handle good again. Question these girls were not for show. Its a small town fair probably not the best quality "show" hens but what the heck. i will let the kids give it a go if the babies wont work. Anyway my question is how do you judge a Barred Rock hen? How can I pick the better one for my daughter to show? Thanks for your help oh the girls were hatched the end of March this year so are still young. Thanks!!!