Black Rose Comb hen, good enough to show?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by L&Schickens, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I think I might have 2 hens out of 4 I got that I might take to a show coming up. My roo is just too old and not that good in the "ear lobe" department. So what about this hen?

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    Here is the group. They look like a bunch of little nuns to me. [​IMG]

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    The roo, just because.
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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    i haven't been around rosecombs.. nor know anything about them.. but the SQ rose combs i've seen look pretty close to those hens.. perhaps urban coyote can come along and correct me
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely. They're all nice. Watch the face color though, the first hen has a dark face, it should be bright red. Nice tail though.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I don't like the "group" shot. The angle on the tail looks like production birds when they are like that.

    As long as they "pose" like the first 2 pictures when the judge looks at them, they should do alright. I don't like the color of their faces, makes them look like they are still in a molt, or that the white from their earlobes is coming into their faces.
     
  5. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I will bring in the two I think are the best and take better pictures of them tomorrow.
    Thanks for the input. [​IMG]
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They are good Rosecombs for sure. That said, they are not in show condition right now. The females all have pale faces & their feathers are rough. Also the leg colour is a little lighter than it really should be. I assume they are all older birds which is what they appear to be.
    They are certainly birds worth breeding from & if that is your plan you have the foundation for a very good flock of Black Rosecombs. I think their true potential is as breeders not show birds. If you decide to show them anyway, which is certainly your perogative, don't be discouraged if they don't do well in competition, their offspring should do very well.
     
  7. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I do believe they are all older birds, but do not know how old. I can find out though.
    Thanks for the input and I will have to decide about showing them. or not.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Hey...as long as you've got them...why NOT show them? There is never any harm in putting a bird in a show just to see what happens.
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:True as long as you can keep the results in context & handle possible disappointment.
    Too often people show what they were told was a "Show Quality" bird, fail to place or even have their bird disqualified and become discouraged & give up. A lot of potential fanciers are lost this way.
     
  10. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    We won't give up on showing. [​IMG]
    Besides, I have my Welsummers as back up!! [​IMG]
     

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