How do judges weigh birds at shows?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gallusfarm, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    Can they just tell from experience by how they feel how much they weigh? Certianly they don't break out the scales... Do they???
  2. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    In table top Serama shows they do, and there is a fairly decent DQ rate for oversize birds. IDK about ABA/APA.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    At a poultry club meeting a few months back we almost had a couple of folks come to blows over the very idea of even having scales to *check* if there was a question. [​IMG] It seems like a reasonable thing to me to have scales available IF there is a question.

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