First Year Showing.....Fair is 3 weeks and counting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 4-H.chick., Jul 7, 2010.

  1. 4-H.chick.

    4-H.chick. In the Brooder

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    okay it's my first year showing in 4-h with ducks. And wanting to know some stuff to do. HELP!!! fair is in 3 weeks and counting
     
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    First, [​IMG] . I have never shown ducks before, but one thing you can do is bath them. You dont have to use soap (although it wont hurt), just get dirt out. You can also make sure they dont have mites, ticks, etc. Since you are in 4-H, you might want to learn a little bit about the breed you are showing, some 4h clubs will ask questions.

    Edit: I also forgot, Remove any broken feathers.
     
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  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

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    Welcome! And congrats--4H is awesome. [​IMG]

    I'm afraid I can't help much with the showing aspect, but how are your ducks coming along? Where did you get them from? How old are they? What categories do you plan to show in? Those answers will help folks help you. [​IMG]

    Also, what specifically do you want to know? How to prepare the birds for the show?
     
  4. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    My son showed 2 of our call ducks last year. They took Grand Champion Breeder Pair. We did not bathe them, before the fair, but they have a pool they can access 24/7.

    We did remove the food and water, from the cage, 30 minutes before judging. (We have heard rumors that the judges do not like getting pooped on. [​IMG])
     
  5. 4-H.chick.

    4-H.chick. In the Brooder

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    my ducks are okay. i forgot where i got them from but i got them for my birthday. i how can you tell how old they are. it's just a class thing. but see im the only one doing poutry. so im a shoe-in for state but i still want to know stuff
     
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  6. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

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    So, are you doing showmanship, or are you just bringing them there to put in the cage and be judged? What type of duck? Welcome to 4-H, it's an awesome thing....... [​IMG]
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Could you possibly post some pics so we can see them too?
     
  8. 4-H.chick.

    4-H.chick. In the Brooder

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    i don't have pictures right now but i will get some..i've been in 4-h for 6 yrs but my first time showing duck. 1 duck is a runner duck and the other one i think is cayuga. just doing the cage judgeing
     
  9. 4-H.chick.

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  10. 4-H.chick.

    4-H.chick. In the Brooder

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    idk oh to put pics on here
     

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