Blue Bird Brawl! WINNERS decided! Come say congrats!

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by ChestnutRidge, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not actually a brawl at all, this is a contest for blue chickens! Here are the contestants so far! CLICK HERE.

    Inspired by my love of my blue dog, Talli (over there in my avatar [​IMG] ), I would love you to show off your blue chickens! Here are the guidelines:

    What birds to include:
    - This contest is for chickens only.
    - One entry per contestant. (If you post pics of multiple birds, be sure to say which pictures comprise your official entry!)
    - Show hens or roos. You can show chicks, but they should be fully feathered, not fuzzy butts. [​IMG]
    - Birds should be Andalusian blue, as opposed to self-blue/lavender. This means a nice, consistent “blue” with darker edging or lacing. (When drafting this post, I came upon this recent thread you might reference, from post #8 and down.)
    *Note: You can post pics of non-chicken birds or fuzzy butts if you like, but they won’t be included in the judging.

    What to post:
    - One picture of the whole chicken is required.
    - You may optionally include artistic or detail shots of the bird, such as close-ups of the head or the feathers.
    *Try to stick to 1-4 pictures. If you have a ton of pics, use the 320x240 size for ease of viewing.
    - Also include (if known):
    > Breed or breeds crossed
    > Age
    > Name
    > Any additional information or details you would like to share!

    Deadline, Judging, and Prizes:
    - This contest will run from Sunday, June 12th to Saturday, June 25th.
    - Winners will be announced Sunday, June 26th and prizes will be shipped the following Monday.
    - Winners will be determined by a poll open to all BYC users in the Online Poultry Show area in a separate thread.
    Judging will be based on:
    > Overall appearance of health & vigor
    > “Blue” appearance and lacing
    > BYC user preference!
    - First place will win a set of four blue hen-shaped dip bowls!
    - Second place will win Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224 by Gail Damerow!
    *The first-place winner can opt for the second-place prize instead if desired, in which case the second-place winner will receive the bowls.

    First Place Prize, Bowls Second Place Prize, Booklet
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    Sample Entry: (not part of the contest)

    6-week old Easter Egger cockerel (unnamed)
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  2. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    no self blue ??? ohh well here is my entry a 10 mounthg old blue batam cochin hen mame sweete


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  3. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's beautiful! [​IMG]
    Sorry about the self-blue. I just wanted to simplify the judging; I thought it would be hard to decide between an amazing Andalusian blue and an amazing self-blue.

    How about some more blue chickens!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    polish project hen 1 yr old, name azul
     
  5. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool! [​IMG]
     
  6. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aphrodite, hatched Sept 2010, project result of Black over blue Silkie roo and black Rosecomb hen, she can turn those earlobes azure or pink depending on her mood:
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    behind her, one of her blue bantam brothers.

    Here, Aphrodite shown with her mom, the black rosecomb hen and her dad, the blue Silkie (and her auntie EE the red hen):
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    ALSO, has anyone noticed that blue chickens tend to lay pink eggs? Aphrodite's eggs are pinkish beige, definitely more pink than the other hen's eggs!
     
  7. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6chickens in St. Charles :

    Aphrodite, hatched Sept 2010, project result of Black over blue Silkie roo and black Rosecomb hen, she can turn those earlobes azure or pink depending on her mood: [...]

    ALSO, has anyone noticed that blue chickens tend to lay pink eggs? Aphrodite's eggs are pinkish beige, definitely more pink than the other hen's eggs!

    She's pretty! I can't believe it about those earlobes. I would love to see that! Any idea what mood goes with what earlobe color?
    As for the eggs, I have no idea! Anyone??? [​IMG]
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    mine doesn't lay pink eggs [​IMG]
     
  9. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6chickens in St. Charles :

    Aphrodite, hatched Sept 2010, project result of Black over blue Silkie roo and black Rosecomb hen, she can turn those earlobes azure or pink depending on her mood:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25976_p140111_1542.jpg
    behind her, one of her blue bantam brothers.

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    WOW, VERY VERY PRETTY!! I want a couple of those [​IMG]
     
  10. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She's pretty! I can't believe it about those earlobes. I would love to see that! Any idea what mood goes with what earlobe color?
    As for the eggs, I have no idea! Anyone??? [​IMG]

    Aphrodite's the second batch from this pair; her elder sister from the year before was Miss Fryer, who also laid a clearly pink egg, pinker than Aphrodite's:
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    But to me, Banjoejoe's cochin hen is the cutest thang I ever did see! Maybe I got to get me one of those.......... is she for real? Is that an embellished photo?
     

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