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Pet, Breeder or Show???'s PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'Geese' started by r4eboxer, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I have two pair of Pilgrims, I have read some on the traits you look for in breeder and show quality. I think these are nice pairs but I am not sure. What do you all think Pet, breeder or show? I wish I had a pic of the girls heads, I will try to get one tonight at post it later here.

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  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You could enter a couple of your best into a show and see what the judge thinks. Even if you don't win, you will have a good time and meet some very nice people.

    If you are interested in showing, buy a copy of the SOP and then you can check the easy to see things like leg and bill color and weight.
     
  3. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Quote:I ordered a copy on amazon, thanks!
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I ordered a copy on amazon, thanks!

    Sorry, SOP?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I ordered a copy on amazon, thanks!

    Sorry, SOP?

    Standard of Perfection I believe.
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Is that just part of the APA or is there another standard book on geese
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a goose section in the American Standard of Perfection from the APA. That is what you would use for show geese. I believe that the other Standard of Perfection is just for bantam chickens. Some one will correct me if I am wrong. I don't have bantam chickens, so I have never looked at that book. The other one is put out by the Bantam Association, so I would be surprised if there are geese in it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  8. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The APA covers US and Canada. Other countries have their own Standards and they don't always agree. I think the UK may have more geese since they are traditional Christmas meals there.
     

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