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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by koy10, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. koy10

    koy10 Hatching

    Aug 15, 2011
    i bought chickens from a friend about a year ago and ihave a old englishgame batam i want to show problem is i dont know how will someone help me:cd

  2. koy10

    koy10 Hatching

    Aug 15, 2011
    its a roo
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Sorry I dont show..I just help around here with genetics...
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:Male or Female bird, where are you located (State and county is good enough)? What type of show? County fair or APA / ABA sanctioned show?
  5. koy10

    koy10 Hatching

    Aug 15, 2011
    male idaho cassiacounty county fair
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    The county fair will publish a premium book. That's the list of classes, conditions, entry fees, prize money, terms to show. Like my fair requires that birds be treated for lice one week before the show and they are inspected before they enter the poultry building.

    I don't show chickens, but I'm pretty sure they get washed and their feet and legs cleaned before a show.

    Your bird will show better if it is accustomed to being in a cage.

    You'll have to have food and water cups. Those aren't provided. My fair provides the bedding, but you go by and make sure it is clean.

    Enter the bird, go and have a good time. You'll get to talk to other people who show their birds. A fair is a good place to start and if you enjoy it, you can look into showing at APA sanctioned shows.

    There is an Exhibition Poultry (net address) that is a free magazine and they list upcoming approved shows. That's the best place I've found to learn where the shows are, short of buying a subscription to The Poultry Press. Exhibition Poultry is a download, but I've been reading it and never had any problems with viruses or anything icky (I don't normally download anything).

    Just a hint: fair food is really expensive, so take a snack and some drinks from home. You'll have to be there every day to care for your bird.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011

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