This is my third time showing. The first time went okay, the second time was horrible, so I'm giving it a third shot this year. I have three chickens that I'm taking to the fair tomorrow - Standard Old English Game, Blue Cochin, and Buff Orpington. They'll be judged on Friday. I'm not showing them, just having them in cages. I didn't need to clip their nails because they're free range, and I gave them a bath with Blue Ribbon Show Shampoo the other day, along with using a soft toothbrush on their legs and feet to get the dirt off. Someone told me I could put vaseline on the chickens comb/legs after the inspector looks them over, but wouldn't they see me and think I'm cheating or something? No offense to the person on here that suggested that. Any tips would be highly appreciated! Also, my Buff Orpington has a little cut on her comb in front where it connects to the beak. I've been putting ointment on it and it's helped with the bleeding, but there's a black dot there now. It's not that obvious, but is noticible. Everything else besides that looks fine on her though. Would that black dot minorly or majorly effect the judges judging her you think?