First time shower!help!

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by coltsrox, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy I live in florida around Tampa and I was thinking about showing my rooster at the Dade City Fair so i have many questions.

    1. how do i go about doing this?finding out the qualitifcations,etc?

    2. Would a broken toe ruin his chances?

    3. Is there such thing as showing off roosters(or hens) at county fairs?

    4. what can i do to win?

    5. will it cost me anything?

    6. do Bantam Barred Rocks have a chance?

    7. is it a week long thing? and do i leave them over night or bring them home?

    and anything else is much appreciated!
     
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  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    1. how do i go about doing this?finding out the qualification,etc?

    Contact the show organizers, I found the Dade City florida Web site, but it did not have a "Fair" on its calendar, so I couldn't help. It is not on the list of APA shows so my guess is your bird will need to be tested (they might offer that on site, and there maybe a small entry fee).

    2. Would a broken toe ruin his chances?
    1. Since this is not an APA show, it will depend on the judges. In a APA show that would only be a 1 point deduction, unless is was truly malformed.

    3. Is there such thing as showing off roosters(or hens) at county fairs?
    Not even sure what this questions means. DO country fairs have live stock exhibits, yes.

    4. what can i do to win?
    Make your bird as pretty as possible, bath it, hard feathered birds at least 3 days prior, soft feathers, you can wash the day before. Get baby oil and rub a light coat on its waddles, comb and legs. Cut its toe nails so it doesn't scratch judge bad. Hard feathered birds, get a can of Afro Sheen and spray a light coat on the bird, several hours before show , wipe excess off with a clean absorbent cloth. Give the bird pedolyte instead of water at the show. Shows are stressful , that why many birds start looking and acting lethargic. Judges test for alertness.

    5. will it cost me anything?
    Usually does, not much though

    6. do Bantam Barred Rocks have a chance?
    All birds have a chance. If this was an APA show, you could look up the standards, the county fairs I have seen , its more like a beauty show. Clean your bird, help him put his best foot forward and he could have a chance.

    7. is it a week long thing? and do i leave them over night or bring them home?
    Usually leave them there. The poultry portion may not be for the entire week either , check with the show organizers.
     
  3. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4. what can i do to win?
    Make your bird as pretty as possible, bath it, hard feathered birds at least 3 days prior, soft feathers, you can wash the day before. Get baby oil and rub a light coat on its waddles, comb and legs. Cut its toe nails so it doesn't scratch judge bad. Hard feathered birds, get a can of Afro Sheen and spray a light coat on the bird, several hours before show , wipe excess off with a clean absorbent cloth. Give the bird pedolyte instead of water at the show. Shows are stressful , that why many birds start looking and acting lethargic. Judges test for alertness.

    question how do i cut his nails?

    also another question could i show my barred rock hen? or would my rooster have a better chance and which one do people normally show?
     

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