Our first show--THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!WITH PICS!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BluegrassSeramas, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    HI!

    OK, so Im really super super tired. Only slept 2 and a half hours because we were so nervous. I didnt get a nap on the floor at the end of Serama row like Kelly did----lol sorry no pics!----- but here goes. Please excuse my typos!

    So we were really nervous about the Bluegrass Poultry Association show--District 3 for Seramas and we were going to be judged by Edgar Mongold a SCNA judge and do table top showing.
    Ive never shown and neither has Kelly. I know my serama type, but dont know what judges look for or how to prepare a bird AT ALL. I'll I know is how to breed them and raise them into happy and healthy birds. [​IMG]

    PLUS to top it all off, my personal favorites molted off their tails and I had sent more great hen's to my partner's indoor breeding pens so that we could offer eggs for once and when I went to get some back, they were not in the greatest feather quality. Its pretty dry in there, and they dont shine like my outdoor/grass/sun birds do. SO--I had to pick some that were out of production here, I thought were pretty good, but not the best. I was really frustrated and disappointed, but we were already committed. We ended up picking only 6 out of our ton of birds.

    So Kelly and I split the birds up since we had no idea how involved we had to be with tabletop showing (Ive never even seen it in person) since we didnt want to be overwhelmed. Kelly also decided to bring her Australorp roo from a flock that was given to her by our friend who has raised them for over 15 years. We know nothing about Australorp type, but knew that Junior did, and we trusted his judgement. Plus this roo was stunning--we didnt even bathe him.

    We were up all night going over birds, and then hardly slept to get back up and taking them to the show..it was good sized with lots of exhibitors.
    Check it out!
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    They had the coolest hand painted plates for prizes!
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    We were luck enough to have some friends help and educate us on how to polish them up.
    So-------shout out!
    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH TYLER from BriarPatchFarms!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU! (He was there too, and I think won everything that there was to win for his Cochin roo, lol and needs to tell his story too! WITH PICS!)

    Well...we met the judge--SUPER NICE and very informative. He was the greatest judge ever. So far all the SCNA judges we have met are AWESOME!
    We figured out that table top judging is the most fun ever, we learned a lot, showing was not as stressful as we thought.....AND.........






    WE WON BEST OF SERAMA BREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    AND WE WON BEST OF BREED IN AUSTRALORPS TOO!!!!!!!!!!
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    IT WAS THE GREATEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    [​IMG] I'm so happy for you!! Just think, if your favorites had not been in molt, you could have really wowed them! That is so neat, I saw the thread the other day saying how your austrolorp roo wasn't 'to type', guess that shows them huh? [​IMG]

    A very very big CONGRATS on such a great job at the show!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Congrats!!! That is so awesome! Sounds like y'all had loads of fun!
     
  4. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    COOL!
    looks like you had fun! im glad you won congrats!
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  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Congrat!! [​IMG]

    Missi
     
  6. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH TYLER from BriarPatchFarms!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU! (He was there too, and I think won everything that there was to win for his Cochin roo, lol and needs to tell his story too! WITH PICS!)


    Your so very welcome and I will post mine asap so tired tonight though I'll do it tomarrow and another congrats to ya and I told you thatit wasn't that stressful just a little trying to get ready
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:That bird doesn't even have the same stance. Looks like a completely different bird than the one in the other thread. Glad he started standing better and is holding that tail down when the judge came by!
     
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  8. Gretel12

    Gretel12 Out Of The Brooder

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    A BIG congratulations to you...[​IMG]
     
  9. KittyKelly

    KittyKelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That bird doesn't even have the same stance. Looks like a completely different bird than the one in the other thread. Glad he started standing better and is holding that tail down when the judge came by!

    I think that his tail looks different in the other thread maybe because he was running around the coop when I was taking his pictures. His hens are terrified of people still...they will warm up.....and he runs around with them when I come in to take pictures....and don't have a feed scoop in my hand.

    ALSO....he was the only Roo....the rest were pullets. I must admit that the JR Aussie roo was GORGEOUS....and I think would have beat mine if he were in the open show.
     
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  10. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WooHoo!!!! A big congrats to you, job well done [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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