Show worthy or not?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aayto1, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. aayto1

    aayto1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few pure bred silver spangle hamburg chickens which are considered an extremely rare breed in QLD Australia. I had to travel a fair way to piece together the puzzle of getting a little flock of chickens of this breed. Its taken me about a 2 years. I was wanting the opinion of others as to whether they were worth showing or not. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's hard to meaningfully evaluate a chicken from a picture. Much is learned about the bird once it's in your hand. However, from what I can see, they don't look bad at all. I've certainly seen worse in shows in the US.
    That said, realize I'm responding as an American Judge who isn't at all familiar with the Standard used in Australia.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I personally have no idea on this breed, but just wanted to say if you're passionate about this breed, and the birds don't have any obvious DQs, then take them. Use it as a learning opportunity to talk to the judge and other exhibitors, compare your birds to other birds there and see where you need to improve. When you're starting out, shows should be about educating yourself, not the actual competition.
     

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