1. MelRoethle

    MelRoethle New Egg

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    I am new to chickens and presently have 3 pullets (2 Speckled Sussex and 1 Brahma). I am interested in exhibiting. Mine are standard hatchery birds, and I realize are probably not ideal for showing. How does one go
    1) Evaluating them, for ***** and giggles
    2) Find a young show prospect
     
  2. Ifish

    Ifish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good way to start is to look at pictures of birds online and compare them to yours. Provided you live in the USA, getting a copy of the APA Standard of Perfection is a fantastic resource. http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/store.htm

    Taking one of your birds to a show, provide the bird doesn't have any DQ's, and entering the show can teach you a lot. You'll be able to see lots of other birds, talk to other breeders, and judges.

    Also, if you have a family member or know someone in the community that breeds and shows birds, be a good idea to pick their brain.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  3. MelRoethle

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    Thank you for your help!
     

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