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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PBGGG, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. PBGGG

    PBGGG Songster

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    Hello everyone!

    I've been thinking about entering Finn in a show soon. I was wondering what kind of process I have to go through. I think he is a Golden Spangled Hamburg bantam. He lives inside, so he does not have lice or mites or anything, 100% healthy. Any tips?
    Thanks!

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  2. Basil G

    Basil G Chirping

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    I would get him tested by the state (because most shows won't let you in unless you have papers to prove they are clean.) I personally wash my chickens before I go to a show, but I do showmanship and I don't want to handle a dirty bird (nor does a judge)
     
  3. PBGGG

    PBGGG Songster

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    OK, thanks. The show is in about 9 weeks and I am still planning on going. How much does a test cost? I heard about $5.
     
  4. Basil G

    Basil G Chirping

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    I think it depend on what state your in. I believe it's a dollar or two in CT, but not sure of other states. Maybe the state will have it on their site some where
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    He isn't a Golden Spangled hamburg, he's a cross breed.
     
  6. PBGGG

    PBGGG Songster

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    I asked on all the hamburg threads and they agree with me. Not every chicken is colored exactly the same. Besides, this isn't a fancy chicken show. Its at a fair.
     

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