Has any one ever shown a chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by willowbranchfarm, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    I just wanted to know what to expect cause I'm gonna show my chickens. What was it like for you and what did ou do?
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

    May 28, 2010
    Wolverine Country
    Much easier if you visit a show first and observe what goes on before entering fowl.
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i showed before i did just the show and showanship. basically the chicken sits in a cage and a judge comes by, looks at it and places it. in showmanship u have to do steps to show the bird and then put it on the table and walk it with a pencile or somthin small. and the judge asked me questions. it just depends on what kind of showing ur doin. i showed for FFA and i had to be in my FFA show uniform.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  4. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2011
    Near Columbus OH
    I showed my chickens at the county fair for 4-H. It was fairly informal, and I don't know what sort of shows you are looking into. All shows depend on the judges style, so don't base everything off of me...
    For showmanship, we would each hold our calmest chickens, and the judge would walk down the line, and ask each of us questions about our individual bird, Chicken care, and the history of the chicken breed we held. As a tie-breaker, he would ask us to name all of the varieties and breeds of the chickens other 4-H'ers were holding! Showmanship depends much less on the bird than the knowlege of the owner.

    For the breed shows, the judge would look at each individual bird or pair, and look for good conformation and type in each breed. He would look at the eveness of the feather coloring, the condition of the bird's plumage and comb, and how they compared to other birds in the line up, as well as the breed standards. (He said my bantam Brahma's had 'too round of heads'!)

    Showing is fun, and I learned so much. Plus it was a chance for me to show off my chickens to the public![​IMG]

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