Birds at the state fair ????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by okiehen, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Went to the Oklahoma Arkansas state fair just to see the chickens. As we done last year and was late seeing a lot last time . This year we went at the right time all the birds had been judged and was still there.
    WOW wee at the size of the show birds I cant get over how some of them are so big and I mean big.
    The bantam birds are as expected at the size I've seen for years.
    But the large breed birds are way bigger than any I've ever seen in a back yard flock.
    The only birds that was the same size as my birds was the cinnamon queens. The barred rock hen made my hens look like a young pullets. And wow the Blue Andalusian Rooster looked like he was 2 1/2 ft tall what legs he had, the hen was the same.
    How are the show birds grown so big?
    I've seen pictures of lots of the birds you all have and I think are just as nice and nicer than most of them.
    The best bird I seen was a partridge rock hen she was stunning. She won grand champion.
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:I had a guy at the fair ask me the same question. This gentleman said "I thought I had the biggest birds, but wow your are huge" What do you feed your? Steroids?" [​IMG] I jsut had to laugh.
    You cant feed them anything to make them that big. It is good to feed them high quality feed to make them grow to there full potential.
    It is the years of hard work and selective breeding a breeder puts in to his/her stock. That is why I decided to get into showing. The birds are magnificent and you learn so much form everyone. The first bird I ever showed. I thought she was big and perfect.......well I went to the show and was amazed to see birds she was competing against. The whole time I was thinking Oh no. Lets just say I didnt place. But I did meet breeders that were more than willing to bend over backwards to help me locate and get better stock.
  3. hmoobboi

    hmoobboi Hatching

    Sep 22, 2008
    Oologah OK
    wow...sound fun, you guy should PM me when there a show coming by,...and where is the show...
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like you have some quality showers there with quality bird from non productoin show strains. [​IMG]
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:Agreed. It takes a ton of work and selective breeding to get those traits perfected in a line.

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