Pinioning show ( runners) birds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mominoz, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you show pinioned birds in a show? I may want to show eventually, and wonder if I could show Runners that are pinioned? I used to clip my chickens and geese till the geese couldn't fly over the fence.
    Don't want to loose my Runners, while they graze with my geese around our house/pasture-- Have a 4 ft. fence.
    But if I pinion the babies-- and later want to show some, is that a show no- no?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I would say no. Judges look at their wings for a variety of things. They will most likely be disqualified.

    Runners are not really known for their flying ability, so I don't think they really need to be pinioned in the first place.
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are talking about Indian runner ducks, they don't fly.
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The only breeds that can be shown pinioned in the APA are calls, east indies, mallards, muscovy, canada goose and egyptian goose.
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Runners that can fly probably do not have the right type for showing.
     
  6. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I concur with what had already been said. I have never had a Runner that could fly. I know I have heard of one (maybe on Feathersite?). That is definitely the exception though. Most couldn't even begin to get over a 4 foot fence.
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    My runner flies like a brick
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Just to confirm what others have said. If your runner can fly there would be no reason to show it because it would be a very poor runner.
     

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