Is my roo handsome enough?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by islandmama, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. islandmama

    islandmama Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a Black Jersey Giant roo. We would like to have our 6 yo son show him the SC state fair in Oct 2008. How do I know if he's show material? He will be one year old by then. He has a few marks/scars on his comb. Of course, we think he is the MOST handsome rooster ever but we're partial...
     
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Post a pic. I bet there are some JG show ppl on here.
    Kristi
     
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, post a pic. Also try looking up pictures of JG roos that have placed well, and note the differences. Or, get your hands on a standard of perfection (if there is a JG club online they will probably have it posted)
     
  4. islandmama

    islandmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is our guy. His name is Turbo. As you can see, he crows a lot.
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    Whatdya think?
     
  5. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was comparing him to the APA Standard of Perfection for the Black Jersey Giant. Here are a few things to look for:

    He should be around 13 lbs. His comb should have 6 well-defined and evenly serrated points (couldn't really tell from the pics). His plumage should be greenish black with no white feathers. From what I can see he carries his tail around the 45 degree angle, and his sickle feathers look good. Since he is crowing and standing tall, I can't tell but his back should be long, broad and nearly horizontal with a short sweep to his tail.

    There are a lot of requirements in order to be judged by the Standard of Perfection.

    I am no expert, (my son is just getting into showing chickens for 4-H) but I think he is very handsome, too. I think it would be a great experience for your son to show him at the fair, even if he doesn't win 1st place. (I'm thinking about the marks/scars on his comb). I say go for it! Your son will have a lot of fun.
     

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