seeking good advice on "fancy" birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aeg1001, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. aeg1001

    aeg1001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have googled fancy birds but I would like some hands on experience advice. My kids have recently joined 4H and I was told they would need fancy birds. I have no idea what breeds this includes. And what kind would be the easiest for children? THANKS [​IMG]
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What you would want to get is something that is kinda gentle natured. If the kids are young I would start with bantams as they are easier to carry. Anything in the ABA or APA standard of perfection would be acceptable. Don
     
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A fancy bird is one that is bred for their appearance, not for their production. Most large breeds are production, for meat or eggs, and most bantams are fancy. Look for breeds that are known for their unusual colors or feathering, and ask around to see what others have.
     
  4. aeg1001

    aeg1001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! [​IMG] thanks so much:)[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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