helpful tips for showing chickens?

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by CrazyChickLady7, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isn't really for an online show, but I didn't know where else to put it.


    So I started showing birds last year. So far I've only dont it once, but it wasn't really a serious show. I'm hoping to get much more involved this year. Does anybody have an helpful tips, know equipment I should have, or past experience they could explain? Any advice would be great.
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Eye contact with judge, address as ma'am or sir
    2. Oil. I put oil (teen weeny bit..too much and its greesy) on my birds combs, wattles, and their feet. This brings out the colors.
    3. Wash birds about 2-3 days in advance. This will get rid of any dirt or grime that is on your bird. Give the bath to them in advance so the chickens have time regaining their oil and natural sheen.
    4. Check the APA standards for your breed. This will help you choose the best show quality bird for a much better chance to place or win.
    5. Pluck any broken feathers out. And smooth any rough feathers.
     
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  3. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I show my birds too. [​IMG])
     
  4. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I use coconut oil on mine fairly often. I am using some jubilee orpingtons this year. So hopefully they do well.
     
  5. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jubilees are not a recognized breed of the American poultry association. Only the English one. I'm going to have to show a different breed until they are.
     
  6. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    APA really needs to up their approving. I can't show my Bielefelders or Sweetgrass turkeys. And those breeds have been around for quite some time. Absolutely NO excuse why they aren't accepted yet. Especially the jubilee coloring. That isn't new! C'mon APA.
     
  7. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right. Its so disappointing. I bought those to breed and show. Oh well I guess I have my white rocks.
     

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