How do I find out if my chickens are show quality or not????????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by D'Angelo N Va., Jul 13, 2010.

  1. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I have some beautiful birds...and some ppl. ask me if they are S.Q (show quality)...to me they are, but I don't know. how do I find this information out? I have Mille Fleur D'Uccles, Partridge Cochins, and Salmon Faverolles...any help would be most appreciated.
     
  2. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    Check the American Standard of Perfection Book, or you can just post dome pictures up here and we'll tell you!
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yes, the Standard of Perfection is a place to start. Where did you get your birds?
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I say you should enter them in a show.

    You will learn a lot one way or the other.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Take pictures of them there are a lot of people that know a lot about almost every breed on this site so someone will be able to help you out. For Faverolles you could post of the faverolles thread. I also would like to know where you got your birds. The standard is also a good place to start but after that you need to develop an "eye" for the breed and you will get better and better as you learn what to look for.

    Henry
     
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Oh ok..thanks so much. I have been working o.t. like crazy so I wasn't able to come back on and say Thanks so much. I'll post some pictures.
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    If you got them from a hatchery, they will not be show quality.
     
  8. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    If hatchery birds are not show quality why do all the catalogs I have to McMurry and other hatcheries have pictures of people showing and winning with their birds??
     
  9. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They can certainly win at a county fair or 4-H show but very few birds from a hatchery meet the standard and can be shown at APA and ABA shows. 4-H shows and fairs are a completely different thing then APA and ABA shows!
     

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