dubbing henry this weekend and i have some ?'s... W/PICS!!!...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gumbii, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    okay, i don't want to start a huge debate or high school type arguments... so please respect my wishes and i will respect you back... thank you...


    we're gonna have a cold weekend, and henry just reached breeding age... so i guess it's time... anyways... this is going to be my third OEGB that i dub... the first one was thor... um... here are his before and after pics...

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    the reason i cut so short was because the feedstores around here sometimes have dubbed roo's that have the same super close cut... until i started looking at pictures i noticed that i was totally doing it wrong... lol... so the second roo i cut was my friend's black brassy back roo... i tried to give him that nice mohawk up top, but i did a straight cut... he liked the way it looked, but not me... i want to leave a nice clean cut because i'm planning on showing henry and another roo i have...


    anyways... my main question is how do you guys do the curve top...? do you guys hold the comb yourself?... i have my friend hold it for me... oh wait... i think we have a video on youtube... i'll show it later... but anyways... my friend held the comb and i really couldn't see if i was cutting straight or curbed, and i wasn't trying to do a super slow cut... i mean, i wouldn't want someone taking their time wile piercing my ear or something...

    also... we starved the roo for 24 hours before the cut... but i want to know if i can still feed him grains and stuff but no water... i don't like starving my animals...

    all your comments and advice will be appreciated... thanks in advance...
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  2. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    i should get pictures of new pictures of thor and my neighbors roo tomorrow... they're all healed up and everything...
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why are you dubbing him? Are you going to show him or something?
     
  4. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
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  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Why withhold food and water before the procedure? Do you sedate him for it?
     
  6. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    a friend of ours that has dubbed hundreds of roo's and showed me how to do it told me to do this so he won't bleed a lot... i know cutting down liquids work, but i dunno about with holding food from they...

    i've read on a couple of sites that they don't give them liquids for 24hrs... but i dunno about food...
     
  7. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I admittedly have no experience in dubbing, but it would seem that dehydrating an animal before causing it to bleed profusely, would not be a good idea? From a vet tech perspective, it doesn't make sense, but maybe I'm missing something. Just trying to understand and learn.
     
  8. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    you and I both...


    well, it kind of makes sense... my sister just had surgery, and they somewhat dehydrated her for 24hrs as well to keep down the bleeding... i guess when you're 90something percent water, it does make a difference...

    on the other roos i used flour to stop the bleeding... on the second one i tried coffee because i read that it works very well on another forum... but it did not work as well as the flour...






    like i said... i'm trying to learn by other people's experience before i go out making all kinds of mistakes on the expense of the birds body parts... i have been googling my ♥ out and only come up on couple of answers... this is a good thread to check out... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25383 and https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=373174&p=1 are great reads... but they don't answer my questions...
     
  9. VERN

    VERN Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Curved pruners. The kind you use in the garden. It follows the curvature of the head. I assume this is done to keep from getting frozen off in winter.
     
  10. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a little cofused as to why you are wanting to do this i admit i know nothing about showing chickens but it seems un necessary to me does it affect the roos behavior, please im not trying to argue for or against just understand the reasoning behind it.
     

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