Best Breed For Showing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RingedTeal, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I was wondering what breed is best for showing? [​IMG]
     
  2. southernsickles

    southernsickles Out Of The Brooder

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    Show whatever breed you like.No need to feed a breed you dont like.After all you see them all year.A show only lasts a few hours.
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ss is right: any breed will do just fine.

    Consider the following:

    OEGB is the largest catagory (at least in the South). Competition is extremely stiff. Some of these fellows have been at it for decades. Don't count on winning in the next 4 or 5 years.

    One of two chickens will win the Show about 80% (or better) of the time; it will be either a White bird or a Black bird.
     
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup...Silkies can also have it rough as well. Very popular at shows.

    But the general rule of thumb is to find a breed that you like best. Anyone can give you the name of a breed but finding one that speaks to you will make exhibiting and working with the birds more worthwhile.
     
  5. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  6. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some more questions. I've decided I am going to do games(standard maybthem e bantamns/modern) but if you have them dubbed(cut combs and wattles) can you still show them the reason i'm asking is because we have and some of them don't have them and what is the most popular color for showing.Can you tell me some resputable breeders in alabama because a disease came through and wiped out everything he had.
     
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  7. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got 7 silkies yesterday 4 of them i can use from show if you want to show them contact indigoegg.us they sell champion silkies thats where mine are from [​IMG]
     
  8. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'll look into them.
     
  9. southernsickles

    southernsickles Out Of The Brooder

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    The Old English Game Bantams and the Modern Game Bantams must be dubbed to show.The can be shown before November of the year they were hatched undubbed but in my opinion you cant win with an undubbed game.If you are interested in some very good Old English or Moderns I can pm you a contact in Alabama.I really suggest that if you are 12 years old please let an adult do some checking into you some good birds.
     
  10. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Grandpa and me breed standards and he has been helping me.And please pm me the person in alabama please.
    Thanks about the dubbing tip. [​IMG]
     
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