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Best Breeds to Use in Shows

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by happyhen101, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. happyhen101

    happyhen101 Hatching

    Dec 27, 2012
    I've been thinking about entering one or two chickens in shows, but I don't know which breeds to choose. I may do this long-term, so someone who gives me answers could really help me. Could someone help me decide?

    PS: I'm little (try to choose a breed that would be more fit to be taken care of and be trained by a little person).[​IMG]

  2. silkies, cochins, brahmas, and polish are all good show breeds, as well as ameraucanas, show girls, and BCMs
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Go to the Chicken Breeds forum and read through the posts. Also go to a show in your area. Pick a breed that you like and find attractive. There is such a wide variety of chickens that something is bound to suit you.
  4. Danslees

    Danslees In the Brooder

    Oct 23, 2012
    Te Awamutu, New Zealand
    Hi, silkies are not large and are amazingly gougeous, just make sure if you get some that they have five toes. Four toes is pretty much out straight away.

    DON'T get orpingtons! We did thinking that they would be good, now we know just how huge they become...giant.
  5. I really like BO they are huge, but are very gentle, and sweet.
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I x2 what sourland advised. Good luck to you!
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Check out the Breeds, Genetics, & Showing section and see what the other member's say. You'll also pick up some good showing tips there.

  8. Narragansett

    Narragansett Songster

    Nov 8, 2011
    There is no "best" breed to use to show. If there were, the need for all of the other breeds would be obsolete. Think about it.
    The "best" breed first of all is what you like. You have to look at them at home a lot more than you'll be showing them. You want a breed that is still
    somewhat available. It will be easier to find good stock, and you'll have plenty of competition against which to judge your skill and progress. Plus you'll
    be able to find other breeders to advise you. Choose some obscur rare breed if you must. If "saving" them appeals to you. Just realize that you'll have little competition
    so winning will not mean much. Be sure that whatever breed and variety you choose is recognized, otherwise showing is pointless too.
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California, you've received some good advice here.

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