***Show Tips And Tricks to Make your bird look the Best for a Show!***

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    This Is a thread for Tips and Tricks for what helps make birds look better for show!

    Every Thing is welcome you just have to say what Bird/color bird it make look Better!
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    Happy-Hens
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    Use mineral oil/vetRx on the face, comb, wattles, beak, and legs/toes to give it a nice healthy look. Use pink spray/the spray folks use for Jerry Curls on colored birds, it gives a nice sheen, just dont use it on white birds because it attracts dust. Feed scratch the day before leaving for the show so their poop will harden up alittle and not be runny on their clean feathers. Pluck any broken feathers 6 weeks before the show to allow them to grow back in time for the show. Use some laundry bluing in the wash water for white birds to make them brighter.

    I know there are more but I cant think of them all right now, this should be a good start though.
     
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  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Just wondering because I saw a thread on it that If you use too much bluing the birds can get tinted blue can this Happen?
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    That is true. Generally in a bucket of water I put maybe 4 drops, just enough to color the water alittle. I have had a couple blue/purple chickens because of too much bluing
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Anybody Have anything else to say?
     
  6. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

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    I don't use spray, but I pet them a few hundred strokes with a silk scarf the morning of the show. Just pick one up and start rubbing as you walk around yacking at all your friends. Makes 'em very shiny.
     
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  7. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    What breed do you rub with a scarf or do you do it to every bird?
     
  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    [​IMG] We need more Ideas
     
  9. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    No ideas but a question along the showing lines. How do you wash the chickens head (particularly birds like silkies, etc.) without getting the soap and water in their eyes and "noses"?
     
  10. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    So far I have used a wet bath cloth but I had the same question or is that the best way to do it?
     

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