Keeping white birds white ?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by ChelseysChicken, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. ChelseysChicken

    ChelseysChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2013
    North TX
    I have recently obtained a pair of white Wyandotte bantams that I would like to enter into a show. Are there any tricKs/tips for keeping them white and feathers clean?? It seems everyday day they have poo on them somewhere!!Any advice/info is appreciated.
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Doug Akers who shows champion white rocks and has for a long time posted these photos.


    Tide with bleach substitute.
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  3. ScottsChicks9

    ScottsChicks9 New Egg

    Oct 29, 2014
    Don't feed corn
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    This is my personal thought. Wash the birds weeks before showing. Pen them up in conditioning pens with clean straw and keep them clean. Don't wait until the last minute to wash these white birds, it seems to me. It takes awhile for them to get back their nature feather appearance after washing. Take it easy when washing too. It's pretty easy to damage these feathers by rubbing or scrubbing in the wrong direction.
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  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    You can also use a dog shampoo for white dogs like Chris Christensen's White On White.

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