poultry showing question

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by white guinea333, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. white guinea333

    white guinea333 In the Brooder

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    Can cross birds be shown? Because I have a rhode island red/ameraucana cross chicken that I would like to show next year.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    At most shows, you cannot show cross bred chickens. They are for purebred birds bred to the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection. A judge cannot judge a crossbred bird, as he has no standard to go by and won't know what it is supposed to look like.

    However, at some county fairs/local 4-H shows, you can show crossbreds. They may have a special "Any Crossbred Egg Type" class, or a "Any Crossbred Meat Type" class. In these classes, they are judged on condition, and on egg/meat productivity.
     
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  3. white guinea333

    white guinea333 In the Brooder

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    Okay that makes sense. I was just wondering.
     

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