Best show breeds??

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Ryan Moorefield, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Ryan Moorefield

    Ryan Moorefield Out Of The Brooder

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    I am starting to breed chickens and show them. What would be the best breeds to have and what should the look like?
     
  2. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bristow, ok

    That's a loaded question. What breeds do YOU like?
     
  3. Ryan Moorefield

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    Most of them. There are a few that I don't like. I am just asking for other peoples preferences.
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    A few good breeds to start with are Cochin Bantams, Silkie Bantams and Ole English Game Bantams. Head a good poultry auction and you'll find some great birds that will help get your name out there.
     
  5. Cochin bantams and OEGBs are def by favs... Modern / American games. D'uccles.
    Personally, I'd stick with a common-ish breed, stick to simple colors (ie avoid project colors) and choose a bantie... Easier to work with in general. Course if you like standard, go standard. Avoid project breeds, project colors and when you decide on a breed you really like, read up the most you can and try to get some show quality ones. Then breed breed breed ! :)
     
  6. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can start with Silkie bantams or a Barred Rock/Barred Rock bantam. Both are good breeds for beginners. You should easily be able to find them in auctions or for sale in poultry shows.
     
  7. Ryan Moorefield

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    Thanks for all the input. It is greatly appreciated.
     

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