Show Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AbbyTravers, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. AbbyTravers

    AbbyTravers Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to get a good breed of chickens that I can show at the fair. But I am new and don't know what a good SHOW breed is. Please help. Anything is appreciated.
    Thank you
     
  2. Elzy

    Elzy Out Of The Brooder

    I don't know many either, but I know the Orpington is a very beautiful chicken and also quite friendly. This breed has been used in shows before.

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  3. NannyKin

    NannyKin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I had the same question when I was in the first year of chicken showing. The breed I had is what I believe to be one of the best breeds I could've started with. I started with belgian bearded d'uccle bantams, they are great show birds, easy to handle, small, friendly and are adorable.

    Here is a picture of the little cuties :3[​IMG]
     
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  4. Sophia5

    Sophia5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chinese Silkies are good for shows.
    Beautiful creatures they are
    Here's a pic of my silkie:


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  5. AbbyTravers

    AbbyTravers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your suggestions! Anyone else have anymore breeds or pictures.
     
  6. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Sebrights, Old English Games, Cochin Bantams, Barred Rock Bantams and Rosecomb Bantams. All of those are great beginner birds.[​IMG]
     
  7. Elzy

    Elzy Out Of The Brooder

    I wouldn't recommend this breed for a beginner. I have heard they are very messy birds and quite hard to tame, but very cute looking. This is a Polish Bantam :)
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  8. Sophia5

    Sophia5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cool!! [​IMG]
    Beautiful feathers!
    I wish I had one of them!
     
  9. Elzy

    Elzy Out Of The Brooder

    Hahaha :) Yea I still like Barnies and Orpingtons more ;)
     
  10. AbbyTravers

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    Thank you very much those are beautiful birds.
     

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