How do you show your chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NC29mom, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question, How do you get started showing your chickens? Like at the State Fair? Or possibly somewhere else? We are new to chickens (<1yr), but have fallen IN LOVE with our birds. I recently ordered 15 golden laced sebrights and 10 japanese white black tailed bantams (already have 2 roosters) and I am really interested in showing them. My daughter, 9 yr old, is also wanting to start spreading the love. I am sure there is a lot to learn regarding restrictions and regulations and such.

    Anybody know? I live in Eastern NC.

    Thanks in advance.....
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    contact your local extension office and ask about 4-H many counties have a poultry program. I would recommend either attending a show first or entering the county fair. you can post pics of your birds here and people can give you an Idea on the quality of them. there is a book called the standard of perfection that gives the "blueprints" for each breed for example the tail should be held a 45 degree angle. good luck
     
  3. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Here's how I show my chickens...... I take people to the barn & point, "look at my chickens". There, I showed them. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sorry, couldn't resist. [​IMG]
     
  5. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW thanks for the information, I have had a hard time trying to find stuff on my own.
     

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