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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlover96, May 28, 2011.

  1. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rfight now i am in the egg bussnessbuti would like to switch to show busness what are some good breeds to start of with
     
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pick a breed that you love. Learn all you can about its origin and the Standards for the breed. You will have to decide is you want to breed out bad characteristics yourself from standard stock or invest the money in a couple of good breeding pairs that have already proven to be show stock. Every breed is different in temperment and some need special care considerations. So again, pick a breed you love and go for it.
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is great advice. Because if you're lucky you can BREAK EVEN selling chickens, so you might as well enjoy them.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Is there a such thing as a, "show business" (unless you are a string man I don't think so [​IMG] ). Like said earlier IF you are lucky you might break even.
    First thing you will need to do is spent the $ 60.00 on a American Standard of Perfection because with out a A.S.O.P you wont get any where and breeds that you get for a egg business and from hatcheries are different from breeds that you have for showing.

    Chris
     
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  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:I agree. And if you're going to try, I say pick a bantam breed.
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with all of this...Showing is not a business, but a hobby.
     
  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:It has to be or its alot of work for little monitary (sp?) return!
     
  8. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Chris, I didn't know the new SOP was out. I just ordered one. [​IMG]
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It has to be or its alot of work for little monitary (sp?) return!

    Yes, perhaps that was a bit of a stretch on my part. [​IMG] My bad.
     
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I love to do it but my Mom not so much but it becomes alot of work and money if you don't like to do it.
     

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