Quick question regarding showing poultry

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  1. phobik

    phobik Just Hatched

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    Hello,

    I will be attending a poultry show this Saturday and I am picking our best pullet to take to the show. The pullet I want to take is missing her first tiny nail but has all the correct toes and spacing.

    Can she be shown is she is missing a nail on her first toe?
    I can provide a picture if needed
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sure. There's a big difference between flaws and defects and those few things that are DQ's. In the Standard, you'll find the DQ's for your breed.
     
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  3. phobik

    phobik Just Hatched

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    This will be our first time showing poultry so im having a hard time choosing her or if I should go with another pullet since she is missing the nail and first joint...

    First choice- She is a white Bearded Silkie, has the best crest-short back with best tail set and thickness

    Second choice- has all 10 toes but is lacking thickness is tail set and does have harder tail feathers and somewhat not that good of a beard.

    Do you think we should go ahead and take my first pick pullet even though they will reduce points from her missing a joint?

    Im new to this and im not sure what judges would reduce most points off of :( hmm.... [​IMG]
     
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  4. PeacockJoJo

    PeacockJoJo Out Of The Brooder

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    When showing birds, type is the most important thing. Judges typically don't use th point system anymore, but use a comparison system. The points act as a guide to rank the severity of defects. A missing toenail would be only a single point deduction. from what you have said, I would go with your first bird with the missing toenail.
     
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  5. phobik

    phobik Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your honest opinion! I think we we will try to wing it with our first choice Pullet

    Newbie here on poultry showing lol

    It is always nice to have someone answer these simple questions which drive me crazy thinking about what I should do!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. phobik

    phobik Just Hatched

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    Just wanted to let anyone know who have read this post, our bird took 1st BB and then Reserve Featherleg! :) [​IMG]
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Congratulations. BB means best of breed, in other words, it was judged as best Silkie. Reserve Featherleg was a BIG Win.
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! That's a very big win. If your referring to the show in Sedalia MO, a friend of mine went and said it was a HUGE show.
     
  9. phobik

    phobik Just Hatched

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    Thank you!! we had so much fun and it was differently worth the drive there too. I am officially addicted to showing poultry! Now I need to wait until Next years Spring shows! [​IMG]
     
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