is she a good quality mille fleur d'uccle hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by milliefleur, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hatched this hen with many others last fall and she is the only one i keeps. i just know see how nice she looks. i was keeping her cause of how nice and easy to handle she is. i want to get some show quality birds and i order some from A&J farm hope to get some nice quality. i'm just learning about show quality and showing and i was just hope to get some help. i know she isn't perfect or anything but i hope she is at least average. also anyone know of any good books one showing and getting show quality birds.

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  2. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to put what breed she is in the title. That way people who are knowledgeable about the breed can more easily see that you are looking for a critique. I think she's beautiful, but I don't know enough about breed standards (any of them) to even guess at how she would do in a show.
     
  3. dUccle-Pearl3

    dUccle-Pearl3 Out Of The Brooder

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    from what I can see, her comb is small, which is desirable, her feathers are pretty uniform with not too much white or black, her foot feathers are really nice, and she seems to carry herself well.
     
  4. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    is it me, or is her top beak slight long? to me she seems to be a nice hen, does she has vulture hook feathers on the legs? if i remember correctly they must of that.


    what i mean by vulture hook feather i mean stiff feathering on the legs, not the fluffy feather legs like Cochin feather legs
     
  5. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    and i killed it XD
     
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have feathering on her middle toe? From what I can see she looks pretty nice to me, but she looks like she needs to have her beak clipped.
     
  7. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the complemants her beak is long and needs clipped but i was wanting to make shore i do it right i was reading up on it any one have any advice or know how to clip the beak?
     
  8. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    from what i read file it down, or use dog clippers, but i say file
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    None of the photos show her type well. Pictures of a bird in hand are useless for evaluation purposes. Try to get a picture of her standing naturally on a flat surface. On the ground is best. You don't say how old she is in these pictures. As is her color isn't well distributed but is she's young this may improve. her tail featheres, both main & covert feathers should all be tipped with white. Her beard doesn't appear as full as it should be but it also looks like it may be wet.
    As to clipping her beak It's as complex as you clipping your finger nails. I use a small pair of wire cutters.
     
  10. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is 9 months old and she does have some white on her tips of her tail feathers. i will have to get better pics. she she does have vulture hooked feathers on her legs miss hen. with what you are saying nyreds i guessing she isn't show quality? i have show mini horses in the show ring and i know what to look for in a good show quality horse. but with a chicken i am still learning and i would like to get a few show quality birds before i start to go to shows and if she isn't good quality she will just be a pet. i will clip her beak and get some better pics and add to the threads thats everyone for helping me.
     

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