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Can Black Sex-link chickens be shown in fairs?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by The Mother Hen, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. The Mother Hen

    The Mother Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have this (almost) 7 month old black sex-link chicken and I want to show her at the fair. Is she a breed that can be shown because I am new to this and it's my first time at fairs. She is healthy and her feather are incredibly shiny. Also, can I show Buff orpingtons as well? I want to show them individually in the "beauty pageant..." silly, I know. The show is on the 7th, so do you know any tricks I can do to make my chicken extra pretty?
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Check with the rules of the fair in question. The Black Sex Link isn't a breed, but a hybrid/mix/mutt. However, some local fairs are not sanctioned or anything particularly oriented to being a true poultry show but more a place for young folks to be judged on their husbandry skills. In other words, in some fairs, the bird isn't being judged as much as its keeper.

    In a real poultry show, no, the BSL could not be entered as it isn't a breed at all. Hope that helps.
     
  3. The Mother Hen

    The Mother Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I will have to check with the fair rules then.
     
  4. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And yes on the buff orpingtons - they are a recognized breed.

    Extra pretty means a bath, clip nails, trim beak and make sure the feet are clean when you get to the show.

    Oh and no mites - flea & tick shampoo is a good bet
     
  5. The Mother Hen

    The Mother Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I appreciate it :D

    I thought a bath would be good for them as well.
     
  6. PoisonIvy

    PoisonIvy Out Of The Brooder

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    They allow sex links at my county fair poultry show. They're in their own class.
     

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