Showing Chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TriangleMaster9, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. TriangleMaster9

    TriangleMaster9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do people mean when they say showing a chicken, like a pet show or what?... Whats required to show a chicken?
     
  2. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Think of it just like a dog show except its chickens in cages. There is a standard for each breed people bring in the best examples of the breed to compete agianst each other for ribons and trophies. There is even a big show called nationals where winners travel from all over the country to compete against the best. Turns out there r ferret, mice and even rat shows that I just learned about here recently and some people even show fish. There r also pigeon and watefowl shows. Hope this helps. Show quality animals r the best represenitives of the breed and usally cost much more.
     
  3. TriangleMaster9

    TriangleMaster9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks, do you think my girl buttercup is good enough? Ive been told many times before that see is a very good looking chicken.



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  4. chickendales

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    she is very cute bird but not realy show quailty
     
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    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. NYREDS

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    Is this a Cochin?
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no that an orpington
     
  8. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree and the example of the bird pictured is more what u would see at the shows. Yours looks like hatchery stock and the example looks like a UK import. I have UK import Orpingtons along with project Lavenders. Your bird is pretty and may place in smaller shows like at the local fair where there is not much competition but she would never make it to nationals. Here r a couple pics of some of my Orp hens. The blue one is lacking lacing for showing but both these birds r better example for conformation and body type of the stock u need to look for to show. Also these birds r only 6 months old and have alot more filling out to do b4 they would even have a chance to compete.

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  9. TriangleMaster9

    TriangleMaster9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks all of you, I get your point but you must realize shes only 5-6 months old.
     
  10. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birds I pictured are also that age but they will still change and fill out alot by the time they r a year old and roos can take up to 18 months. If u r interested in showing there r many nice people on here that sell show quality eggs and birds to get u started.
     

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