i have alot of showing questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by love4mychick, May 3, 2009.

  1. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    ok i whent to my local feed store and got 12 white leghorn chicks and i love them to death but i also would like to show them but i dont know anything about the show like what the judges look for or anyof that stuff so please if you guys could tell me everthing you know that would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    This is what a judge look for. It's called a "Leghorn Sweep":

    If there is a "jutting up" of the tail, then the bird won't even be considered by an APA recognized judge. If the show is held "just for fun" and is not being judged by an APA judge, you'll have just as much luck as the next competitor.

    This hen has a tail that juts up, and I'm assuming she is in a pen with a bunch of pickers from the lack of a longer tail. This bird is called a "production/utility" bird.

    ETA (photo)...lol
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Very nice depiction of the difference between a production/utility bird and a show bird. [​IMG]

    To add, both the APA and ABA publish standards for every recognised breed. Birds are judged according to those standards for their breed and also to the standard for their variety (colour & pattern).

    Chances of getting a bird who will compete well at a show are pretty small if the bird is from a feed store or hatchery--you really need to acquire your birds from a breeder who breeds to the standard.
  4. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    thank you so much [​IMG]
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    to get used to showing and the right things and wrong things in pure bred poultry do get a standard
    for large fowl, bantams, waterfowl and turkeys go to the American Poultry Assn standard of perfection

    If you don't want to pay for color std then go to amozon.com and put in chicken syamdards
    apa standard of perfection
    if you can get black and white 1965-1980 it is perfect for this purpose and cheaper
    also the APA has blk/white stds cheaper also

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