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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Sep 17, 2015.
And great pictures everyone, I'm really enjoying this breed focus!
Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association Show, Inverness, FL.
2015 Citrus Classic
Fall Show October 24th 2015
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
Citrus County Fairgrounds
3600 South Florida Ave.
(U.S. Highway 41 South - 1.5 miles south of the intersection of U.S. highways 44 & 41)
Spring Show Catalog --->TBA
Spring Entry Form ---> TBA
The Tennessee Valley Poultry Club will host the National Rhode Island Red exhibition in Knoxville, Dec 5-6. Everyone gets a chance to see some of the nation's best Reds on display and chat with some of the very best breeders of Reds, that would be a great place to right in the middle of the action.
I'm sticking with my original guesses but there's a special area and thread spesially for these questions it's called breed discussion
Here are another couple of shows for anyone interested.
Florida Sunshine Classic Poultry Show
(Always the second Saturday in January)
438 SW State Road 247
Lake City, FL 32025
Columbia County Fairgrounds
Danny & Norma Padgett
15930 W State Road 238
Lake Butler, Florida 32054
Chattahoochee Valley Association Poultry show, Newnan, Georgia
February 2016 (the 3rd Saturday)
Coweta County Fairgrounds
275 Pine Road
Newnan, GA 30263
Beth & Jerry Smith
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
This is one of the largest shows in the southeast.
Oops (double post)
Great info everyone, thank you very much. But btw, I wasn't trying to put down hatchery birds or anything, I was just curious. I actually just ordered some.hatchery chicks the other night Not RIRs though because I've heard the hatchery RIRs can be mean which is why I didn't get any but yeah. I'd like to eventually find some breeder ones though, maybe next year. I got BR, BA, BO, EE, and a free chick. 9 total, 2 each except the free. Maybe the free one will be an RIR lol but hatchery birds can definitely be great, especially if it's just for backyard eggs and pets, like mine, and not for show. Some are really pretty too amd I've even heard of some hatchery ones winning at shows, depending on hatchery and breed. I've heard if grand champions even. Not with RIRs though I don't think. Hatcheries also happen to be most convenient and cost effective for me so definitely love them I'd love to eventually add some breeder ones thougg but these are our first chicks so we'll stick with them for now. Anyway, I find the differences between them so interesting. I also find it interesting how hatcheries all label them differently. Like some are just RIRs, some are RIR with mention that they are production strain and/or not for show, some sell both, some just sell them as PRs etc. etc. I find it interesting. And also I guess you're right about no breed police (That was funny ) but it seems to me if they're so vastly different or mixed they wouldn't even be the same breed? But ah well. I'm sure both are equally as awesome
I hope I haven't offended anyone. I did post some pictures so people could see the differences. I love all of my birds. I have some hatchery birds and others I have hatched out. I am a hatch-a-holic. I love to hatch and watch the chicks grow.
Hatchery chicks arnt mean unless grown in a over crowded pen but that's any chicken... In general hens adapt to their surroundings so be nice to them and they will be nice to you it's really only the Roos that have issues but again give him plenty of space and hens he will be fine
I agree. Once in a great while someone may get a aggressive male. Mine went to an auction along with an aggressive hen. I figured maybe in a new place where they were at the bottom of the pecking order in a new flock they may behave, otherwise off to freezer camp.