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Is Pinioning a Disqualification for Showmanship?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Faverolle Lover, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Faverolle Lover

    Faverolle Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so I'm hoping that I'm posting this on the right place.
    I am getting a seabright chick in a few days and because I live in the country (with a lot of large menacing dogs nearby) and I have very few resources (can't build a roof for the run) I am planning on pinioning it. I hope to show it in a local 4H showmanship. My question is, is a pinioned bird a disqualification for showmanship, or just for quality? Or is it just a quality defect?
     
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen a pinioned bird in showmanship, it could perhaps be like an "unspoken rule" but I think it also kinda restricts the ability to show the bird since not all of the bird is there right? Pinioning is losing the flight feathers right?
     
  3. Faverolle Lover

    Faverolle Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pinioning is when you cut off the pinion on a birds wing. The pinion had most of the flight feathers on it so yes.
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can always ask your 4H leader if it would disqualify you :)
     
  5. Faverolle Lover

    Faverolle Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm self-taught. With the exception on poultry mtgs where my mom and I chat about the chickens for two hours. I do have a past-leader that I am desperately trying to find the number of.
     
  6. Faverolle Lover

    Faverolle Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have counted up my extra wood and I actually have enough to build a roof over my chicken run and so I will not be pinioning thoes chicks. Thank you for all of your help!
     

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