Best Breeds to Use in Shows

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

  1. happyhen101

    happyhen101 New Egg

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    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. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really like BO they are huge, but are very gentle, and sweet.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I x2 what sourland advised. Good luck to you!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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

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