Is my GL Sebright hen worth it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a GL sebright hen and i want to get a good rooster to go with her but i dont want to buy one if the babys will only be pet quality.

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    Those are the best pics i have of her right now... they were taken march april of this year
     
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Her lacing looks nice. However, from what I read in the Standard, her back should be shorter and her tail should be upright and spread "at all times". If you can find a nice quality rooster to breed her with, maybe you could get some nice chicks and breed toward the standard.
     
  3. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be cheaper to start over.

    Pet quality to show quality equals a lot of culls.

    Price of feed is too high these days to start that far down.
     
  4. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you think that's true of the Seramas also?? I hear so many people that say they got their champion birds from less than champion stock. Just curious....I think the little extra cockerel I ended up with is going to be pretty nice(at least from what I can tell, and know) . I suppose I need to set up a table and work on his posing so I can post a pic to critique. I have 2 pullets, one has better type, but is a C at least, and the other las a longer back than what I'd like, but are what I have for the moment. I hope to get some really nice birds from Grady in the near future.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Her lacing is uneven, her comb is too red, she's long in the back & she looks big. She's several generations away from a showable bird.
     
  6. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you think that's true of the Seramas also?? I hear so many people that say they got their champion birds from less than champion stock. Just curious....I think the little extra cockerel I ended up with is going to be pretty nice(at least from what I can tell, and know) . I suppose I need to set up a table and work on his posing so I can post a pic to critique. I have 2 pullets, one has better type, but is a C at least, and the other las a longer back than what I'd like, but are what I have for the moment. I hope to get some really nice birds from Grady in the near future.

    Ask them what their "Champion" Serama scored at a SCNA show.

    In table top judging they are issued a score card for every entry.

    If they scored below a 80 they have a pretty common Serama. mho
     
  7. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you think that's true of the Seramas also?? I hear so many people that say they got their champion birds from less than champion stock. Just curious....I think the little extra cockerel I ended up with is going to be pretty nice(at least from what I can tell, and know) . I suppose I need to set up a table and work on his posing so I can post a pic to critique. I have 2 pullets, one has better type, but is a C at least, and the other las a longer back than what I'd like, but are what I have for the moment. I hope to get some really nice birds from Grady in the near future.

    Ask them what their "Champion" Serama scored at a SCNA show.

    In table top judging they are issued a score card for every entry.

    If they scored below a 80 they have a pretty common Serama. mho

    Thanks. Good to know. I raise horses, and always try to breed the best to the best and hope for the best.
     

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