How important is showmanship???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueoval1, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Songster

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    Hey I am wanting to learn how to show and I was wondering how important showmanship was because it looks pretty hard.

    Thanks,
    Matt.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It is a separate competition from exhibition, although it is related. Showmanship is divided into age groups, with expectations increasing with the group age range. The ones I have observed are very much a learning experience, not a final exam.
     
  3. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Songster

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    Oh ok, so I can exhibit my bird without doing showmanship.
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

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    Quote:Yep, I've showed without doing the showmanship at my first show. [​IMG]
     
  5. 7961

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    Showmanship is educational, but is not necessary to participate in order to show. When I was in 4-H (15ish yrs back) I never did poultry showmanship, wish I did though. My concentration was with rabbit showmanship.
     
  6. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    i am in 4-H and have to do showmanship Very very good thing to do.
     
  7. racuda

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    What is showmanship?
     
  8. Huny

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    Showmanship is more a 4-H thing, than an exhibition thing. Still good to know, teaches proper handling of chickens with my youngins.
     
  9. Showmanship is a class at shows, usually 4-H, where the handler is judged instead of the chicken (or other animal).

    There is a proper way to show any animal and participating in at least showmanship training sessions will teach you how to properly handle the animal during a class at the show.
     
  10. joanie_maine

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    4-H is a great way to prepare a person to show livestock.

    With us adults, we don't have to do "showmanship".

    We coop our birds and hope for the best [​IMG]


    What counts for us is conditioning before the shows and learning how to groom birds for competition.
     

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