is she show quaility

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sillystunt, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    So i am very confused on what makes a chicken show quaility......Does breed matter? i have a RIR but i feel she is tooo lighty. i have another pullet that is darker but still needs to grow...here's the pic's

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    here's the pullet, much darker

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    my nephew wants to do 4h and i was gonna let him use our hen
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    The first one looks like a mix between a RIR and a Buff Orp. The legs are white when they should be yellow. The second one would be fine to use, but I don't think it would be old enough? Not sure.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If they came from a hatchery, they are not show quality. No, the first one is not, the second is too young.

    They should be at least 20 weeks old to take to a show.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    pips&peeps :

    If they came from a hatchery, they are not show quality. No, the first one is not, the second is too young.

    They should be at least 20 weeks old to take to a show.

    I'll just add this:
    "They should be at least 20 weeks old to take to a show (and WIN!)"

    You can take any bird to a show...but if you plan on winning, quality and maturity counts.​
     
  5. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    They are both too light. If you want a hatchery bird for him to do 4H with, avoid RIRs as they are never the right color.
     
  6. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    thanks!! I figured first one was a no go, i believed she was a mutt...lol
    The second one i will train for him. She doesn't like people which maybe a problem. Might push the barred rock on him. She is sooo good with people and super friendly.


    So would you suggest breeds from a breeder in future? I saw some dorkings at a hatchery~ But should i look for a breeder instead. i think he would love showing them and i would like a couple as well,,,,lol
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

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    Sorry to hijack your thread Sillystunt...

    This is my RIR from Ideal. How dark would you consider her? She is in the shade though.
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  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    YOTR, would you believe that's still too light for an exhibition bird? Sun really helps bleach out the color too... [​IMG]
     
  9. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    wow, they are toooo light! the pic of my barred is soo shakey! Sorry

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    of course she would have to be older~
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:Most likely it is too light. I may try and get a pic of her in the Sun today.
     

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