Does anyone show these breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tx_dane_mom, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Hi guys...I have decided on my order for the year (not thae I can place it right now...still waiting on the housing situation) BUT I wanted to see first if any of you show these breeds so that I might get some good stock from you guys, rather than just hatchery stock (although i might get both.) If you do, I am really only interested in live birds, not eggs.
    Barred Ply. Rocks
    Light Brahmas
    Dark Brahmas
    Araucanas/Americauans (I have one show breeder's info, but am interested in more)
    Self Blue Silkies
    (I also have interest in Black tailed White Japs and Silver Sebrights, but don't HAVE to have those this year)
  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    I show a few barred rocks, but mostly bantams now. In a little bit, if you'd be interested in getting them shipped, I could send you some bantam barred rock babies. They are from great show lines and have all the personality/ spunk of the larger birds but about 1/3 of the size!
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Give it a little time and I am sure you can find them all from breeders on here. Some only check in once or twice a week, unlike many of us BYC addicts here. [​IMG]

    Rocks, Brahma, and Araucana I could help with if we weren't in different geographic locations. I would avoid Araucana and Ameraucana from the hatcheries at all costs. It would take years of selective breeding to get rid of the typical outcross problems.
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I showed Barred Rocks. The judge obliterated me, though. The "barring" we see in our rocks, is actually "cuckoo". I went to a poultry show and saw some bantams which were properly barred. It's a very distinct pattern.

    So, anyway, my recommendation would be to start with self colored breeds. That takes one part out of the equation so you can focus on the body conformation.
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Yea, I have heard that the bantam BRs are far better in coloration than the standards, so I might be interested in them. If I did that I'd likely get those for show & some hatchery standards so that the hatchery birds can meet my 'supply & demand' for birds around here.

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