How do you show a chicken??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CharlotteRenee, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! I would love to start showing my birds but don't know the first thing about it. What are some things that are really important? do I need to learn about bone structure or anything? does it matter if they are a super fancy breed??? I would love to know anything and everything about it! Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Charlotte
    What do you mean by super fancy?
    When showing chickens you should read about
    There features like should they have yellow legs
    White legs etc.Or if you are unsure about if you
    Have a good quality example of that breed post
    It up here and we will tell you what we think
    The second thing you do is washing the chickens
    Wash them a week befour the show so
    They can get the natural oils back on their feathers.
    First you wash them in warm water with some shampoo.
    Rib the feathers in the direction they go so you don't break them
    Then put him/her in warm water to wash of shampoo.
    Then rub them with a towel and dry them with a hair dryer not to hot!

    I usually keep the hens inside my chicken shed the week before
    The show so they don't get dirty.On the show day bring water,food,
    Some vasaline or petroleum jelly and some baby wipes
    Just before judging check the bird over.If it has a small bit of dirt or something
    Just rub a baby wipe on the dirty area and it should be gone.Then rub vasaline on the legs,comb and wattles
    So the legs stand out more and the comb and wattles get redder.
    Don't put on too much petroleum jelly on because the judges won't want a lump of it on
    Their hands.Also if you can get one.Get a silk cloth and befour the judging rub the chicken with it.

    After judging give the bird some feed and water in a container.And if you want to know something about
    Your bird like why it dident get placed,why it only came third etc.
    Ask the judge And they will tell you why and what they think of the bird
    Good luck and happy showing
     
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  3. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so so so much!! This was exactly what kind of things I was looking for! And also, by fancy I kind of meant like super patterned or like exotic breeds like polish,seramas, just kind of different looking birds. But I think now I will start showing because it sounds really fun! one more thing, do you show birds? if so, what breed/breeds do you show? I would love to see pics of them/her/him if possible! Thanks for helping! It helped so much!
     
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi charolette
    You can show any breed as there is lots of different classes
    True bantam,soft feather etc.
    Yes I show chickens too
    I show Barbu Danvers,cream legbars and silkies
    I only have pictures of the Barbu Danvers at shows
    I will have better pictures of the Barbu Danvers in a few days
    As I got them professionally photographed at the show
    And they will send them in a few days
    I will show you some I took
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    Goodluck
     

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