Can you show a black star

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by needmoresilkies, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. needmoresilkies

    needmoresilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everybody! I have a very handsome black star roo and I was wondering if I could show him. Please tell me what you think.
     
  2. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Stars are hybrid crosses and not a breed. So I'd assume that you couldn't show him. Maybe there are pet chicken shows based on beauty and temperament rather than APA or ABA standards? I'm not sure.

    I have a black star hen and I love her, she 'talks' to me every day. Also beautiful with her shiny green, black & gold feathers, plus great egg layer! She seems more intelligent than some of our others.
     
  3. needmoresilkies

    needmoresilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    ok. Thanks, that really helps me a lot because I was going to show him.[​IMG]
     
  4. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad i could help but I'm sorry you can't show him. Everything else you have is a breed except the EE though. Of course breeders have better quality (as in closer to APA standards) than hatcheries so they are a better place to get birds for showing, if you got the others with the black star. But I think hatchery birds can win at county fairs.
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If there is anyone in your family the right age to show in 4-H, the rooster could probably be shown in showmanship.

    However, the regular classes are for purebreds.

    If you have a show near you, go and observe. Maybe you can find a breed that really appeals to you and purchase a show bird of that breed. Showing poultry is a fun hobby.
     

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