How to get into showing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Coupe, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Coupe

    Coupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Beautiful White legHorn Rooster that i would love to show... But i dont know how to go about doing it.. I dont even know where to start. If someone can help me out that would be great!
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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That rooster looks to be a mix breed not a white leghorn. To begin showing go to a local show and talk to breeder look at birds and then search (nationally) for the best stock in the breed of your choice. To really get into showing you need to get good birds first that is my opinion. You also need to work hard to keep your birds in condition and breed the next generation and hopefully improve them.

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  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you enter a breed class, first be sure of the breed! good white leghorns have pure white feathers, stubbless yellow shanks, large five pointed comb (roos have non-flopped over combs, hen's are flopped), white earlobles, large wattles, they are light in weight, unscarred or scratched from fights, clean, and above all they do not freak out when handled or attack the judge!

    you can use google to find chicken shows in your area and many county or state fairs have poultry divisions as well. what state do you live in? New Hampshire has the hillsborough county, deerfield, and sandwhich fairs, and the Big E is for all of New England. there is also the Poultry Congress at the Big E fairgrounds and the UCONN poultry show at the university of connecticut. i have experience at all of them, but some have not only breed classes, but showmanship classes as well. in these, a showmen presents each part of the bird to the judge in a certain way. while it is lesser known than breed classes, showmenship is a fun way to interact with your birds at fairs. it takes preperation and effort, but winning a ribbon is worth it. (oh, and btw, light-weight standards and bantams work best for showmenship as you have to hold the bird the entire time [​IMG] )
     

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