Show quality for Orps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Peachesbabychick, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello. I am going to be starting 4H soon and was wondering what a show orpington, araucana and rhodie looked like. Also, some of my girls have white earlobes, is that an issue? Any info or tips you have would be very helpful.

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    White earlobes is indeed an issue.

    If you want to show according to the Standard of Perfection, the best thing to do is buy the book from the APA. [​IMG]

    Aside from that -

    Araucanas, real purebred ones, are rare. So the question is - Does you bird have a tail? Does it have fluffy cheeks or a beard? If the answer is yes to one or all of those questions, it's not an Araucana, sorry.

    Rhode Island Reds - A good show one should be very large in size, rectangular in shape, very very dark red in color, and have a very low tail set.

    Orpingtons - Again very very large, moreso than the others, very large, fluffy appearance, and no "pinched" tail or really apparent and bunny-like tail.
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    show quality Rhode island red bantam roo rose comb


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