Is my hen show quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chloe77, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you were a judge?



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    She's 6-7 months old, and a Barred Plymouth Rock. Her name is Cassandra. [​IMG]

    Oh, btw, could you please answer???
     
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you mean show quality. If you are interested in showing, I recommend you invest in a book called "The American Standard of Perfection". http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/APA_ShoppingMall3.htm You can buy one on the American Poultry Assn. Website. The book has everything you need to know about your breed.
     
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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No she is not.

    Any bird can be shown, but she does not meet the standard of perfection.

    Pretty girl either way :)
     
  4. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for answering! Could I breed her chicks and great grand chicks to the SOP? Or is she too low down on the totem pole for even that?
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It would take far too long to do that.

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    Here is a show quality barred plymouth rock. Notice her shape. How her wings are held.

    Not my bird. But a very nice one. :drool

    Also note that the barred variety typically doesn't win in the shows. White has always beat colour to any show I've attended, because patterned birds need to be just so. White eliminates the need for perfection in the pattern.

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    Another..

    Aren't they stunning?
     
  6. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are stunning! I'll buy from a breeder. THANK YOU!
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Best are Stukel and Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch :)
     
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