Showed my turkeys :-)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Small Red, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Small Red

    Small Red In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2010
    A little brag warning is probably in place [​IMG]

    OK I have Bronz turkeys. Turkeys are not that common in Sweden and beside the commercial hybrids there is mostly Bronze and Royal Palms.

    It is very rare to see a Turkey in a Swedish poultry shows so I thought i would give it a try and took three of my birds to a local show. The judges were from Denmark and I knew they do some judging in Germany were Turkeys is a bit more common on poultry shows.

    Well one of my toms started to moult just days before the show [​IMG] but I decided to bring him anyway. In Sweden the animals are judges after a scale of points. Maximum is 100points. 90points or more are very good and animals are considered of breed typical and good quality. These animals have the right to compete of prizes at the show.

    I have once seen a bird get 97point at a Swedish show, a few times I have seen 96 points but even that is rare, just so you get an idea of the system.


    My moulting tom got 91points even though he lost half his tail [​IMG] He got a comment on his fether status though [​IMG]

    The other tom got 94 points [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    And best of all my hen! She got 95p, Prize of Honour and was top 3 at the show (there was 280 birds at the show) I'm so proud as I have breed her myself [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I don't have any nice photo of her as she isn't the photogenic type [​IMG] This is the best photo I got [​IMG]

  2. noblehillfarm

    noblehillfarm Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Tyngsboro, Ma
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Congrats! [​IMG]
  4. Good for you!

    Everybody loves a turkey

  5. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Bennington, NE
    Congratulations! Very cool.
  6. Small Red

    Small Red In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2010
    Thanks [​IMG] My nice hen laid her first egg yesterday [​IMG] I'm quite surprised as it is October and not the best weather [​IMG] But she probably thinks that a good looking girl like her needs to spread her genes [​IMG] [​IMG]

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