showing Brahmas

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jeaucamom, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Ok, (this is Jess BTW), I have a Light Brahma and was wondering if she is of show (as in for the fair, not like a real show show) quality??? She is still a pullet, about 12-13 weeks.

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    You cant really see from the pics but she has a yellowish tint to her feathers even after a bath. Is there any way I can whiten her feathers??? Thnx, Jess
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    She will be fine for the fair. As far as whitening, you can use laundry blueing, or there are several "brightening" horse shampoos on the market. Both work fairly well. Laundry bluing may freak you out a bit, but I used to use it with good success.
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    I think she looks good enough to have a go at it. She won't look exactly the same after her molt (being a pullet) however she has alot of good things going for her already and they could even get better. She has alot of good qualities, in my opinion. Gotta love those pretty Brahma hens! [​IMG]

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  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    To whiten her up a little just use about three drops of liquid blueing in her bath water. Dont use more then three drops or you will get rid of her yellow tint and turn it blue. I use it on my meat birds for the fair with one of those net coverd sponges to get off the "gunk", it works wonders.
     
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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They make various dog shampoos, available at pet stores and/or wally world formulated especially for white coated dogs...they make a white dog's fur as white and shiny as it could possibly be...couldn't you use that? (Just asking, I know it works well on white dogs, don't know if it would be safe for chickens).

    Beautiful hen btw, can't wait to get mine!
     

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