***COMB CONTEST!!!*** ***NOW!!! "Best of Show" Results Posted!***

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by The Chicken Lady, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    The Comb Contest
    Introducing a new -- and unusual -- kind of chicken contest that should be different and fun for everyone who enters...a contest focused completely on chicken combs!

    ***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who participated. The results will be posted soon and prizes will be on the way!***

    Envirogirl11 has been giving me some advice to help me set up this contest since it is the first one I've ever made. [​IMG] Send me a PM if you have any questions. Hopefully I covered everything that is necessary.

    The Rules

    1. The contest is limited to chickens, but you can enter any breed or gender. Since this is a comb contest, it is probably better to enter adult birds.

    2. Each participant can enter up to three different (3) birds.

    3. You may choose up to two (2) categories to enter an individual bird in.

    4. A picture of the bird and the "Entry Form" (copy and paste this into your entry and fill it out) are required.

    Entry Form
    Category(ies):
    Breed:
    Name (if possible):
    Age (if possible):
    Fun Facts or Story:

    5. Pictures will be judged based on representation of comb type, photo quality, and beauty/originality of the bird. Since this is a comb contest, the comb should be easily seen in the picture (I know this can be more difficult with the smaller-combed breeds).

    The Categories

    a. Single Comb
    b. Cushion/Pea/Walnut Comb
    c. Strawberry Comb
    d. Rose Comb
    e. Buttercup Comb
    f. V-Shaped Comb
    g. Biggest, Floppiest Comb
    h. Most Unusual-Looking Comb (including bizarre-looking or somewhat deformed combs! [​IMG] )

    If you need some information about chicken combs to help you decide which category to enter, click here: http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00044/id16.htm

    There
    will be a winner and a runner-up in each category.

    There will also be an overall "Best of Show" chosen out of the winners of the eight categories. The Best of Show will receive a custom drawing from Envirogirl11. [​IMG] The other winners and runners-up will receive a special certificate (I will PM individuals for their addresses as necessary).

    Time Period
    This contest will run until the end of August.

    The Judges
    We have a wonderful selection of judges for this contest, which is good, because there will be a lot of categories to judge! I'll probably put one or two people in charge of judging each category, with a full group choice for Best in Show. That way, everyone isn't having to judge 50+ birds (depending on how many entries we get!).

    Myself ^_^
    Envirogirl11
    chickenman8
    chickenlover98
    roosters97
    cherrychicken
    chickfever
    chickenshow
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I have one now, maybe a really wierd one later:
    pea comb
    Brahma
    Fluffenuter
    I think he is 4 years
    He is now my favorite rooster (since my other favorite died). He gets picked on by the other roosters since he is so big and slow. He is the nicest of my chickens.
    [​IMG]
    lol Enjoy.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2008
  3. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    I'll judge
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Can you size that down?

    It is a way huge picture.
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    sure
     
  6. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Chicken Lady, I ll judge. I Pm'ed you but I dont know if it sent to you.
     
  7. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    [​IMG] What about the "Feathered" comb?

    (If you don't want them, it is not a problem [​IMG])

    5 week old Cream Brabanter cockrel

    [​IMG]

    And his brother

    [​IMG]

    I just LOVE these guys!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2008
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Very nice job, Chicken Lady. Very well laid out- the contest within itself is a winner! [​IMG]
     
  9. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Category: single comb
    Breed: Barred Rock
    Name: Betty Boop
    Age: 8 months old
    Fun Facts or Story: She always tries to get my toes if they are painted. and she watches us eat dinner or breakfast through the back door and pecks the glass whenever my 6 month old drops something

    [​IMG]
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    L&Schickens :

    [​IMG] What about the "Feathered" comb?

    (If you don't want them, it is not a problem [​IMG])

    I just LOVE these guys!!

    I was researching that breed, and found out that they have a single comb. Is that what's hiding beneath all that fluff? Maybe it would work for the "Unusual" category, since it's a single comb hidden by feathers... [​IMG]
     

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