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I want to show my chickens. should I?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chuckd2008, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. chuckd2008

    chuckd2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still very new to this and I want to show my chickens off to the world. So i found out that there is a pulltry show coming up in two weeks at my local county fair. My chickens have had humble beginnings they are just regular white leghorns that my mom hatched as a class project for a class pet. I have since built a coop and now have 4 hens and 1 rooster. They are nothing specialy but in my opinion they are very pretty birds! I know they aren't show birds but i will only get chance to show them as a cockrel and a pullet since the class is for under a year old birds. I was wondering what everyones opinion was on what my chances are, any tips to help me out, or if i should even do it at all?
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

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    Well, they are young which makes judging them hard. You should totally do it though. Go, show off, have fun, learn, ask questions. We have all had our humble beginnings. The first birds I ever showed where hatchery stock. Now that I have developed a taste for shows, and I know that this was something I wanted to continue with, I bought breeder stock and use them.

    County fairs are the perfect opportunity for just getting to know poultry showing. They are not absolutely hard to place at (trust me...I know...). The competition doesn't usually range very high. See if this is something you want to take to a greater level.

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