Red Pyles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jsjones1117, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. jsjones1117

    jsjones1117 Hatching

    Sep 12, 2010
    My daughter and nephew just got red pyles and took them to a show today. This is our first show and have not had many dealings with chickens. This is a 4-H project. Ok the rooster got 3rd place and there was quite a few there. Now the hens did not place. Judge wrote a note that said their legs were the wrong color. What color legs should a red pyle have?
    Next, I will have to think long and hard before letting them enter a chicken show again. It was probably 100 degrees in the barn. The judge took forever and would not release the ones that had been judged already when they took a break. Now, it was hot the chickens looked miserable and had been pecked by other chickens in other pens.
    This was our first time am I wrong for worrying, is this how all shows are or what. Can anyone give me some ideas please. I am very upset and discouraged. We had to deal with rudeness last night and my daughter had been showing at this show for 5 or 6 years. Then people wonder why participation is dropping. A person who is a newcomer to something will get easily discouraged.
    Thank you so much for letting me vent and helping me with these problems,

  2. ellieroo

    ellieroo Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    No that sounds bad.The barn should have had fans at least.The judge does rule but next time check about the guy and also the show rules as for leg color that's not something I know but someone will. Sorry the first show left a bad taste.I showed GSD and it was good and bad.My husband did 4H rabbits same thing.He also showed pigeons both of whom are usually in same barn as chickens.Hope next time is better! [​IMG]
  3. jsjones1117

    jsjones1117 Hatching

    Sep 12, 2010
    Well this is a small county fair and I am sure we prob dont have many rules. lol. I just dont know. Thank you. I am going to research them some more. The kids really like the chickens and I dont want to discourage them but I also do not want to put animals in danger of dying.
  4. BCBrian

    BCBrian In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2010
    Red Pyle is a colour - not a breed. That means the leg colour should conform to the designated colour - for that particular breed. Most breed colours can be found on the internet with a Google search.
  5. lazyoranch

    lazyoranch In the Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    Pleasant Hill
    I visited a 4-H chicken show today at our parish fair. It sounds as if we were at the same show! The judging took much longer than expected. The show was very unorganized and the cages were not in any certain order and there were over 100 birds!! The weather was in the 90's and the birds were very hot! I don't think that I could bring any of my birds to a show like that. I would be so afraid that I would lose one to heatstroke. When I left, the judge had not even started judging the large fowl. This was in the hottest part of the day, too! Poor birds and poor kids!! An evening show would have been much better.

  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Pyle Old English = White Legs
    Pyle Modern Game Bantams = Yellow


    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    Also, show etiquette requires that birds are not released until champions are announced. It's kind of a sour grapes thing to leave early just because you didn't win. The polite thing to do is stay & acknowledge the winners. Had you won I'm sure you would have appreciated the courtesy.
  8. jsjones1117

    jsjones1117 Hatching

    Sep 12, 2010
    Well the thing about staying to acknowledge winners is they didn't that I know of. No one was there. The chickens were judged in their cages. They put ribbons on outside and trophies on the inside if they won. I can understand having good manners, etc. I promote that highly, but our chickens looked as though they were about to die. I will not let my child's animals die. That was my concern was getting them to a better situation.

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