I meesed up my hen's comb right before show. Will it get back to norm?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by arianna, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. arianna

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    I had two hens this morning in the Morganton, NC show (for the first time in a show), and last night, of course, I prepared and cleaned the two hens for the show (one Buff Brahma hen, and one Silver Lace Cochin Bantam). Since I have the red dirt in my yard, and my hens free range often, any white feathers on my chickens are red, so it took a lot of scrubbing to get those white feathers white again on the Silver Lace hen. I even used a toothbrush on the head to clean the feathers around the comb (that‘s right….a toothbrush [​IMG]). I tried to protect the comb with my fingers, but I think all that scrubbing around it and every now and then touch the comb, and irritated so much that when I was done with the hen, the comb was not standing up anymore.
    This morning I took the hen to the show, like that, but I was disappointed, and quite upset with myself, since I had some hopes for her. Now I wonder, will her comb get back to normal? or will it stay like this? [​IMG]


    This was Flufy before last night wash (her comb was perfect): [​IMG]
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    and this was Flufy this morning: [​IMG]
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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    It will not hurt her performance in the show at all, believe me.
     
  3. arenea74

    arenea74 Songster

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    Wow! she is pretty! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickpeaz

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    When will you know the show results? Please share -- I'd love to know how she did! [​IMG]
     
  5. arianna

    arianna Songster

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    She received the Best Variety nomination, but nothing more. [​IMG] Well, it didn’t hurt to try. [​IMG]
    For me, she is the most beautiful cochin in the world. [​IMG] It was so funny to watch her looking around, entertained by all those people and chickens. She has never been on a trip before, or anywhere outside my yard, and I have her since day old, so it was something different for her as well.
     

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