Buff Orpington, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Beth77, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, this is Martha, my 20ish week old Buff Orpington. I've entered her in a show that's on tomorrow at an agricultural event, I know she's young but it's good practice for her. This is my second poultry show, I came first in the novice section at the Highland Show with my Black Rock earlier this year, but this time it's the Orpington category at a different show. She's had a bath and I've picked all the dirt out of her leg scales with a toothpick. I've also been using baby oil on her legs the past few days to keep them soft. And I've got some petroleum jelly for final preparations at the show tomorrow - Even though she has no comb or wattles to put it on!! But I'll bring it just in case.

    Any last minute tips or advice?? - I'm open to anything you've got! Does she look ok?

    Thanks!


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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not in Scotland, so I'm not sure exactly what Orpingtons look like over there. However, based on American standards, Martha looks pretty good for her age. Based on what I know, she has a nice even buff surface color and a good thick skull. She also has decently loose feathering on her legs. I would improve her by giving her a wider, larger tail, and making her more massive. For this age, though, she's a pretty bird. [​IMG]
     
  3. RavenBlue

    RavenBlue Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks really good to me. Good luck with the show :)
     
  4. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much!! And thanks for the tip, I'll fluff up her feathers.

    I'll let you know how she gets on tomorrow.:)
     
  5. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm just hoping to gain some experience if nothing else.
     
  6. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She came second! Really happy with that!:)
     
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