Exhibition and Showmanship Tips?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Abby32922, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm gonna be going to show tomorrow to do showmanship and exhibition, any tips? My chickens are early tame to the point of leaving them somewhere and coming back to find that they have not moved, so I'm not really concerned with them being calm. I just need any tips I can get on conditioning a turtle the show and showmanship presentation. Thanks and God bless!
     
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    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Dude, there's a lot of autocorrect mistakes here! Sorry!
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi, A while back on the old Heritage Large Fowl original thread we discussed this. One poster sent in a pic of her bird she had bathed in a dog shampoo esp. made for white dogs. Wow! The before and after pics were amazing. The bird got sooo white. I looked around and (being formerly from the dog breeder world) checked out Chris Christensen's website. They do have a real nice shampoo called White On White which makes the whites clean and sparkle. Might try them.
    White On White shampoo : http://www.chrissystems.com/whitening-shampoo-show-dogs-groomers-dogs-cats.aspx excerpt from that webpage: "Dear Lisa & Chris; I had a funny thing happen recently and wanted to share with you. I have 10 purebred chickens. I keep them for pleasure and for the yummy eggs they lay. I recently attended a "chicken swap." The swap advertised that there would be a chicken grooming seminar. Of course, I HAD to attend a chicken grooming class!!! The class a surprise. It was given by a young lady, 12 or 13 years old. She was at that awkward age, and had a fairly significant speech impediment. Yet, this young lady had more confidence than any 12 adults put together. I was wowed. This young lady shows her chickens at fairs and shows around the state. She described in detail how she bathes the chickens, trims their beaks and nails, rubs sweet oil into their combs and wattles. I asked what the best shampoo for chickens was. Her answer tickled me...it was swift and without hesitation. "White on White" is the BEST shampoo for chickens." So, you obviously have an untapped potential market here! You need to be pushing the White on White to the chicken showing world! Hope this finds you both well and happy. Love you both! Daryl"
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    Karen
    P.S. Chris Christensen also makes special shampoos for red, blue, and black colored dogs, Black On Black : http://www.chrissystems.com/pet-grooming-show-dog-and-cat-color-shampoo.aspx Red On Red : http://www.chrissystems.com/pet-grooming-show-dog--cat-red-on-red-shampoo-.aspx Gold On Gold : http://www.chrissystems.com/pet-grooming-show-dog-and-cat-color-enhancing-.aspx More ideas for
    chicken owners of other colors! Multi-color kit with instructions on how to mix shampoo for intermediate shades like Mahogany : http://www.chrissystems.com/color-shampoo-kit.aspx
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I mainly use baby shampoo on my birds prior to a show. On my white birds I use silver brightening shampoo. When I put them back into their coops after a show they are much whiter than the other birds.
     
  5. Catie79

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    Has anyone tried Quick Silver on white birds? It's a horse shampoo I use for white horses and it's wonderful. I can get a horse to an almost pearlescent white. Just curious if it would work on feathers. I'd hate to accidentally dye one of my birds purple.
     
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    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I show Rhode Island Whites. I use silver brightening shampoo on them.
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