Best Breed of Chicken for my Daughter to show at fair??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dawneebird, May 23, 2012.

  1. Dawneebird

    Dawneebird Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I would like to purchase a hen for my daugter to raise and show at our local fairs. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks a BUNCH!!
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on her age, if she's a primary (6-9) I'd say getting some Old English Game bantams, Cochins, or Rosecombs. If she's older, maybe some large fowl chickens, like Buff Orpingtons, Brahmas, Delawares, Barred Rocks, Australorps.

    I've been showing since I was 6, but always stuck with big fat Jersey Giants [​IMG]
     
  3. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Just one hen? Chickens do much better in groups. If you get bantams, you can keep about 3 in the same space you could keep 1 large fowl. They're easier to handle for kids, too.

    Modern Games would be great. They do well in hot climates.
     
  5. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are best getting at least 2, as chickens are social creatures. I would stick with Old English Bantams or Modern Game Bantams if she is new to showing and handling chickens. They are small, easy to show, and usually easy to find. Silkies are awesome birds for kids, and have the most docile personality, BUT they are harder to show.
     
  6. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm showing my D'uccle at fair in a week. She is super easy to handle and much cuter than a modern game bird. I've only had her a couple of months and she was terrified of people when I got her. Now when I walk up to her she jumps into my hand. [​IMG]
     
  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Don't be dissing my cute little Moderns! [​IMG]
     
  8. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you find joy in your moderns but to me they look like ugly dinosaurs! [​IMG]....[​IMG]
     
  9. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rude.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Modern ain't bad, shoot I'd rather see a Modern running in my yard than one of those walking feather duster.

    Chris
     

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