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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VanguardGirl404, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. VanguardGirl404

    VanguardGirl404 New Egg

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    Hi....My name is [], and I am wanting to start showing chickens. Im looking into a breed, but any tips?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - maybe if you check out the specific breed threads as well as the Exhibition, genetics and breeding to the SOP forum you may have some luck.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi welcome to Backyard Chickens. What's the breed? I've never showed one of my chickens before so I can't really give any advice.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under VanguardGirl404 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As CTKen has suggested the The Exhibition, Genetics etc Forum is probably a good starting point: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16188/exhibition-genetics-breeding-to-the-standard-of-perfection

    You might also want to say hello on your local thread where you might find someone who breeds for show in your area: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. You could also try putting "showing chickens," in the search box and it should come up with some items.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, VanguardGirl, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! :cd
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here...good luck with your show plans!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    What are you looking for in your chickens other than the best breeds for exhibition? Do you want good egg layers? Are you planning on eating them once they get older? Do you need them to be especially friendly? For example: Marans, Sussex, Wyandottes and Anconas are all great egg laying breeds who are also popular show birds. All those breeds are also known to be pretty meaty and can be eaten if desired. If you're looking for smaller show birds, I would recommend Sebright, Silkie and Polish chickens. All these breeds listed can be tamed fairly easily as long as you start when they are babies.

    Here are few articles you might want to check out. [​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-pick-the-right-chicken-breeds-for-you
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-tame-chickens-from-the-start

    And of course, be sure to check out our learning center!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Best of luck to you and welcome to the flock. [​IMG]
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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