*MOLTING/MOULTING BIRD CONTEST*Ended 9-30-08*Results on page 5!!

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by tfpets, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    The Molting/MOULTING bird Contest My First Attempt!


    You can choose:

    Poultry Saddle, custom made [​IMG] by me, tfpets, to protect your lovely bird during this molting season


    6 Fertile Cuckoo Marans Eggs

    Second prize will be Chicken fabric Potholders or two wooden eggs for the nest, [​IMG] GOES TO CHICKENLADY FOR UNKNOWN BREED [​IMG]

    Third prize will be choice of 1 potholder or a wooden egg for the nest! [​IMG] GOES TO TUFFOLDHEN FOR THE SPLASH ORPINGTON [​IMG]

    (I will PM individuals for their addresses as necessary)

    Introducing a new kind of poultry contest that may seem a bit different and hopefully fun for everyone who enters...a contest focused completely on poultry that doesnt always get the most positive attention when they're not at their best! No birds are to be harmed in the making or posting of these pictures! [​IMG]
    We fawn all over them when they look so cute, but when the yard looks like a feather pillow bomb blew up in it, and our guys and gals look like they've been chewed up and spit out by a St. Bernard, who wants a pic? We do, dont we???

    So go and get em!!!

    Hopefully I can cover everything that is necessary:

    The Rules:

    1. The contest is limited to Poultry, but you can enter any breed or gender. Since this is a molting bird contest, it is probably better to enter adult birds.

    2. Each participant can enter up to three different (3) birds.

    3. A picture of the bird and the "Entry Form" (copy and paste this into your entry and fill it out) are required.

    Entry Form

    Name (if possible):
    Age (if possible):
    Fun Facts or Story:

    4. Pictures will be judged based on representation of type, photo quality, and moltiness/originality of the bird.

    Time Period:

    This contest will run until September 30, 2008.

    The Judges are - Tina/tfpets - chickenlover98 - and - Kesta - Thank you guys for your support!

    Have fun!

    This is what my moulting hen wearing a quickly made/emergency chicken saddle looks like:
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  2. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    I've had my oldest hen for a year. She is 3 years old and has not yet moulted. She has a receding hairline so her head is almost completely bald, and really tatty feathers. I keep trying to get a picture, but she will not keep still so they are blurred.
    Her previous owner clipped her wing and I can still see the cut ends of the feathers so I know that she still has the same ones.
    At last, here is Bella aged 3 years.

    She has had a bald head for months. Is she moulting slowly?
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Blue silkie hen

    crestless broody...(before)


    White crested splash polish hen


    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  4. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Great Pics You guys!

    Wow, a chicken with a receding hairline, I hadnt ever heard of that! I wonder if Rogaine works on chickens?

    Thanks for the entries, the contest is rolling now!

  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Bwah! Rogaine for chix! Is that dangerous because of the 'aine' or is it just 'caine' ??

  6. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Here is my Blue Sumatra,His name is Tyson, in this pic he was 12 months, now he is 13 months is tail feathers are gone, but boy is he growing beautiful new one, nice darker color.
    Here is my Golden Phoenix, His name is Red Stud, again in this pic hes 12 months, we trimmed his tail becouse of too many cracks. you should see it now growing in beautiful, were are gonna let his tail grow, ill send pics when it grows in.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  7. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Its hard to believe that your birds will get prettier than they are, but I know the long tail varieties are so super showy! Cant wait to see them in their full glory some day!! They must be absolutely beautiful [​IMG]
  8. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    6 month old cockeral
    Mixed breed free range roo
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007

    She was even uglier, I promise [​IMG]

    One of only 2 hens that molted big time for me this year...She is a Splash Orpington 16 months old...
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] You better knit that girlie a sweater....she's gonna freeze her tushy off this winter!!! [​IMG]

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