Opinions on my Orpington cockerel?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PorkyPete, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. PorkyPete

    PorkyPete Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to Orpingtons and my cockerel Pete was my first addition, He was given to me at 5 weeks old once they realized he was a roo, Hes now 6 months. Today I decided to see what poultry shows were coming up and found there is an A&P just up the road from me in October with dirt cheap entry fees and I thought I might give it a crack, So I'm looking for opinions on Pete to see if its worth taking him or not? I know absolutely nothing about poultry showing so be as harsh as you want [​IMG] I'm not expecting to win champ or anything and only want to go for fun but don't see a point in going if hes not good at all.
    Heres some photos taken today

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  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's gorgeous but of course I've never showed any , and I'm very new to this hen/rooster raising LOL
    Ayda
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Very cute, but I'm no expert. Why don't you look up an orpington breeders club, and they will list the breed standard.

    At least I will bump your post so others will see it and critique your rooster.

    I think he's very handsome

    Sharon
     
  4. PorkyPete

    PorkyPete Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the kind words [​IMG]

    I've had a look round on the net for standards but I can't seem to find any, I think I'm looking in all the wrong places
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen worse. Go ahead & show him.
     
  6. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not half bad - but does his comb have a slight thumb print or is that just the lighting?
     
  7. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new too so my opinion doesn't count...but I think he's very handsome. I have buff orpington cockerel that I have to rehome. Not allowed to have chickens so I don't want to advertise. I'm hiding my 6 hens behind my 6ft tall fence....
    I think orpingtons are pretty birds!
     
  8. PorkyPete

    PorkyPete Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Just went and had a look and he does, I never noticed that before [​IMG] Bummer
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Just went and had a look and he does, I never noticed that before [​IMG] Bummer

    Not a big deal. It's at most a 2 point cut. Yours is minor & I wouldn't cut him more than a point. He's a good enough bird to withstand a 1 point cut.
     
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  10. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so jealous. I so want to get into showing but have no real quality stock to even begin and no shows near enough to bother if I did have something worth starting with. Your bird is phenomenal, in my humble opinion. [​IMG]
     

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