CSU - Chicken State University- Large Fowl SOP

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Fred's Hens, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Welcome to Chicken State University.

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    BYC is proud to have members who are licensed APA judges as well as recognized breeders of standard bred fowl and have been to Champion's row with their birds, many, many times. There is a growing number of folks who are serious about learning more, at an advanced level, about standard bred poultry and the Standard of Perfection for their favorite birds. This thread is NOT MERELY AN ON-LINE SHOW. Photos are very limiting and faculty and students alike recognize the reality of this shortcoming. Please bear this in mind at all time. The purpose of this thread is not about competition as it is about advanced education. Again, education is the goal.

    All members of BYC are always invited to read along and audit the classes as they are presented. Let's all commit to conducting this University with the highest of integrity and honor.

    This kind of honest evaluation, instruction and discussion, is simply invaluable to those growing in this hobby of standard bred poultry. We expect all CSU participants to always be kind but always honest, be more interested in learning than in being defensive or thin-skinned, and be invested in the University's objective, which it to teach, share and learn about standard bred poultry.

    The faculty will judge all submissions and will make comments about the birds' color, stance, back, head, feathering, tail, breast, wing carriage or any other area that strikes their fancy. The faculty may ask questions of the bird's owner, and this will require the submitting poster to follow up with any requested information. When submitting a photo, please state the age of the bird. Sharing any other details about the birds growth, line, maturity rates, or weight is encouraged. Other breeders are encouraged to also "judge" the exhibitions, from their own perspective and understanding of the Standard of Perfection for the breed currently being discussed.


    In order for CSU to operate smoothly, some adjustments may have to be made along the way. The thread may be locked for those times of adjustment and re-opened when the faculty is satisfied with the modifications to the curriculum.

    OK, breeders and judges, have at it!!
     
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  2. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,

    For those of you who may not know me.

    Walt Leonard, licensed APA/ABA judge, Chairman of the APA Standard Revision Committee, Master Breeder of several types of poultry....blah, blah blah. ..they think I am qualified to do this.

    I would like to see some New Hampshire pics posted to evaluate. I will start with a pullet that I have here. I am not going to comment until we have a few more pictures or a couple of days go by. I will start the evaluation when I don't see any other pictures or when there are enough pics to work with. I would like to see the pictures, make an evaluation and then receive comments/questions. I will try to answer all questions, but will not respond to the same question over and over again.

    I will be gone from Friday to Sat evening this weekend......so I will not respond during that time. Before responding please read Fred's rules.

    First bird. New Hampshire pullet 7 mo in this picture. I know this bird, but will only comment on what can be seen in this picture. A side view like this is best for an online critique. Chickens are hard ot photograph, so if you have a camera with the video feature, try using that and looking for a frame that will show the bird in profile and capture that frame.

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  3. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    I am posting what I already have. The first gives a shot of the body, and the second a shot of the head. Same male.

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  4. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Great! Thanks for posting them!

    Again I am only commenting on what I see. Nice to have a male too.

    Walt
     
  5. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this the same male in both pics?
     
  6. Chris Herzog

    Chris Herzog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is three different males that I have/had.... I'm guessing on the age because I'm going from memory only.

    Male (a) This male is about 8 months old in this pic.

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    Male (b) This male is about 1 year old in this pic.

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    Male (c) This male is about 14 months old in this pic



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  7. Robert Blosl

    Robert Blosl Rest in Peace -2013

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    Champion large Fowl of our December Show Pensacola Fla
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  8. mbmess2003

    mbmess2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both birds finishing up their juvenile molt. the one on the left is about 2 weeks older than the right. so it puts them about 4 - 4 1/2 months old when i took this pic. Not all birds will be show quality .... for example "pinched tail"


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    could you talk about the ticking on the hackle feathers as well...what to look for since it varies from bird to bird (these are the same age birds as above....need better pics past molt but for educational purposes they should serve.

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    Thanks,
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  9. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it is the same male. The first photo is the most accurate for type, but does not show his head. The second does not show his type, but shows the head. I do not like either photo, but it is what I already had.
     
  10. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    Here are my birds. They are from the German line. They are going on seven months.

    My pullet.
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    My cockerel. He is a bit puffed up today. It is a bit cold.
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