Showing age

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dirty Dozen, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old does a pullet have to be to be shown? Thanx!
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Look at the premium list and it will tell you. At a minimum, fully feathered. The judge has to be able to see the markings and color.

    My local fair says no birds under 6 months. Each fair will have it's own rules. The APA might have an age rule that applies across the board, or the individual shows might be able to set a limit. I don't know the answer to that one.
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I'm not aware of an APA rule of showing age however most will not show any stock until the are between 5-8months of age. I've shown a pullet at 5 months and she won Ch. AOCCL
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    The timeing for your breeding for Pullets and cockrells will be based on breed, bantams often do fine as pullets around teh 6 month mark, you want them right before they brgin to lay. bantam Cockrells around 10-11 months. Any bird 12 months and older is a hen / cock. cockrells and pullets are less than 12 months of age.
     

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