Can someone help me judge these birds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by brooster, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I need someone with an American standard of perfection, or a judge to help me. I am going to get some New Hampshire Bantams for show, but am not exactly sure what to look for. I found a breeder, but am not sure how good the birds are. Here they are can you help me? Thanks http://www.eggbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1225321803
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are beautiful birds. I can't help you with the standards but they look very healthy and in great condition.
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Well, I'm very pleased with the male, I don't much like the body type of the females, BUT...their colors match what the standard calls for in terms of the black tipping the neck feathers and such.

    I'd go for it if I were you. Not bad birds at all.
     
  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Do you have the american standard of perfection?
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The body types on the hens look odd to me. Maybe it's my hatchery NH girls skewing my view, but seems those should be stockier than that. They almost look like OEG shaped. Am I off-base here?
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    speckled, I see the same thing.

    brooster, yes, I'm looking at the SOP right now.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I think they are very nice, the ones listed in the Storeys Illustrated Guide have the same body types. They would be something I would try for if I were into that breed.
     
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    For showing they look pretty nice, yes.
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice birds...look just like 2 winners in a recent show I attended. I'd go for it.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good to know that these are good looking NHs. The hatchery ones vary so widely, you dont even know what you have sometimes.
     

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