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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenbh1999, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. chickenbh1999

    chickenbh1999 In the Brooder

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    I was wondering what a good show chicken should look like. I usually clip my chickens wings but I dont know if I'll get docked points when they get judged. So I just want some help on what I should do.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    That would probably be a flaw.
    A show chicken should look like the APA SOP.
    If you don't have a SOP book, go to the breed's club or association website and it will tell you what the standard is.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    A show chicken should look like the standard for its breed. Every chicken is supposed to have a certain color and body shape which should, as closely as possible, match the breed standard laid out in the American Poultry Associaton's Standard of Perfection. I suggest that you get that book if you want to know what your breed should look like, as each breed has a different shape, and each variety within that breed looks slightly different as well

    Clipped wings are a disqualification (meaning that the chicken can't place or win anything) at poultry shows, except in Canada and Egyptian geese and bantam ducks. If you want to show, I suggest not clipping the wings.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have never shown my birds so I can't tell you much. But do enjoy any shows you do attend and I wish you well!!

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Maybe you can attend a local show first and get a feel for what goes on. You could also talk to exhibitors especially of winning entries. They would be glad to explain what is so good about their birds.
     
  6. AuburnJavas

    AuburnJavas In the Brooder

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    New to Co., I attended a show last June 2014
    I'm looking for more shows close to Cortez Co. Anyone know the best shows to go to...???

    Guy
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    X2 on Wyandottes7's advice. Good luck with your show chickens!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I don't know much about exhibition either!
     

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