Does anyone know what judges look for in chickens?(4H chickens)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LaneKim, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. LaneKim

    LaneKim In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    Del Rio
    Hello everyone,

    We Have 7 Buff Orpingtons wich we think are all roosters! There is a 4H fair that i will be participating in! I am entering the dog show and we thought i could try and enter the poultry show too!! So today I signed up for the poultry show! I put in 2 of our roosters the 4H people will also test them for FREE for pollurom-typhoid! YAY!! [​IMG] So does anyone know what they look for in show chickens?? [​IMG] Our roosters are only a few months old so their not full grown or anything. But they are old enoughto be entered. I shall take pictures of each individual rooster by next week ,to see which two everyone thinks we should take to the fair. This is my first time entering the fair in our county so i have know idea what i'm doing so i was hoping you guys could help!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2008
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    I have never entered the fair either but was thinking about doing it this fall in our county fair.

    Good luck and [​IMG]
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I would love for my boys to be able to do a fair with some chickens, but no 4-h that I've been able to find around here does poultry [​IMG] .
  4. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Oh fun!

    We plan to do that when our dd is a bit older.
  5. LaneKim

    LaneKim In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    Del Rio
    [​IMG] I'm sorry Just Hatched! I was unaware of the fair here until this year! So I am definitely a first timer i wasn't a big part of 4H at my school until this last year anyway and unfortunately i will be in high school this coming year so missed a lot of the little kid fun stuff with 4H but since we decided to get chickens we decided to be in the fair![​IMG]
  6. lost

    lost Songster

    May 10, 2008
    We are suppose to get in it if I find any thing cool about it I let ya'll know [​IMG] my kids are wanten to do it 2
  7. LaneKim

    LaneKim In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    Del Rio
    Well so far i have found out that some of the fairs want you to sell your chickens after the show!! Oh NO!!! But i got out of that one so if you sign up for a fair make sure your not signed up for the one where you have to sell your chickens!!!!:eek:
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Search for the orpington club website and they should have the breed standard on there
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    For those of you interested in 4-H, your county extension office should have a list of all the 4-H clubs in your area. Give the advisors a call and find out what projects the club is involved with and what age group they have. That way you can decide on a club that fits your needs.
    Most judges look for the bird that follows the standards the closest for that particular breed. I recommend getting a copy of the Standard of Perfection book for any going into showing. It will provide you with all the facts, including the disqualifications you might want to know for your breed.
    Our county fair has an auction, but only for the market animals including meat chickens and turkeys (and thats only if you want to sell them) but not the fancy poulty the kids show.
    4-H is a great experience for any child. Good Luck! [​IMG]
  10. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    This weekend is our 1st year in 4-H and our 1st fair. The kids want to enter poultry next year, so I'll be asking a lot of the same questions. And hopefully picking up prospects for next year. [​IMG]

    I found our group through our extension office. They gave me a list of the closest groups and contact info. Not really helpful on the whole fair/chicken issue. And the fair book just didn't have enough info.

    I know the standards play a big part and they also rate some breeds on egg laying, but that could just be for here. Someone from our club is going to introduce me to a member in another club who is apparently the go to guy about chickens.

    Same here on the auction. The fair book said it was voluntary. I'll let you know if I get any specifics that might help.

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