Is my Orpington show quality?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by chickens r life, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a jubilee Orpington that I got last September. She is around 11 months old and I was wondering if she is show quality. I might show her and/or breed her if she is show quality. Also, what would the off spring look like of a female jubilee and a male mottle speckle Orpington? I'm just curious...

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    Clark
     
  2. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel so dumb lol... I forgot to attach the pics.

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  3. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Your hen has a rather pail comb, add some lotion/vaseline and she'll probably do fine at a local show. :)
     
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  5. CuckooOrpington

    CuckooOrpington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think her comb needs to be redder (I find a high protein diet achieves this) and shape is not the best... See how her tail is very fanned? Orpingtons should be deep rounded birds with lots of down feathers at the legs etc. Check her neck hackle that all the feathers are facing the right way. I can't exactly tell by the image but it is common for the eathers to all be leading towards the front etc. A good comb has 5 or points. Her legs are good in colour. Check that the toes aren't bent. I think she would do well at a smaller show but nothing massive.
     

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