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Showing Easter Eggers and Cochins...the basics?? Rate ours!*PICS*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 77horses, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    What are the basics of showing chickens??? We have a black Easter Egger pullet. She will be about a year old in September, and her name is Raven. I'm not sure if she's purebred. Here's some pics of Raven:
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    Raven's feet/legs are "clean"(no feathered feet). they are grayish/blueish colored. She has soft, fluffy feathers on her cheeks. She has very long legs and a very long neck. Her eyes are big and very bright, and her body is long. Her tail is pointy and sticks up when she's walking around outside, or when she's really active. Her feathers are completely black with green/purple/blue tents, especially when the sun hits them just right.

    Also, we have a Buff Cochin bantam pullet named Pumpkin. She is so cute and very small, being that she's a bantam. We aren't sure if she's a purebred or anything, either. Here's some pics:
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    Pumpkin will be about a year old in August. She has feathered feet. Her head is very small. Her tail and rear end are very fluffy and soft. Right now, her feathered feet are coming out nicely. I've heard that in between a Cochin's legs, you shouldn't be able to see through because of the fluffy feathers. Pumpkin has a lot of feathers, so much that when she walks you can't really see her legs that easily! [​IMG] Her tail is puffy and her wings are straight.

    Any advice??? I have no idea how showing works. Thanks!
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    sorry about blurry pics! [​IMG]
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Anyone???? [​IMG] [​IMG] All I need to know is what qualities a bantam Cochin needs to be entered in showing, and what qualities an EE needs...?

    also, please tell me anything you know about showing!
     
  4. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think you can show EEs because they are not a true breed, Amercaunas are and you can show them,
     
  5. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's are not a breed and cannot be shown.
    yours look to be an Ameraucana, but i'm not certain, I don't know a lot about that breed.

    your Cochin is pure bred. in Cochins you want to look for yellow feet, big poofy butts, well shaped combs with preferably 5 points, nice feathered feet and legs, you want to make sure the middle toe is feathered, and you want a short back.

    the pullet you have is probably not going to be exactly show quality, but it may fill out to be pretty nice. [​IMG]
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    The standard for Amerauanas can be found online at http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html. If your easter egger is really an Ameraucana, then see how closely she matches the standard and make your decision from there.
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Thanks! Pumpkin has yellow feet. [​IMG] I never knew she was purebred; is that rare???

    Also, we have no idea now if Raven is an EE or an Ameraucana!? [​IMG] [​IMG] I looked up pics of black EE pullets and black Amer. pullets, and they both looked like her! [​IMG] Which one is she???
     
  8. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purebred cochins are not rare it means they have a cochin mom and a cochin dad.

    As for your EE where did you get her.
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I have no idea how you can tell if she's EE or Ameraucana. However, with chickens, unlike horses, if it looks like that breed, you can call it that breed. There are no chicken pedigrees that allow you to trace them back to a "founding rooster" or anything, and other breeds get crossed into a breed to get various traits. Then people breed back to the standard. It's all about how closely they match the standard.

    for example, I have a "pure" Ameraucana hen, gotten from a breeder. Her type is very nice, but her color isn't recognized by the APA. So she couldn't be shown as an Ameraucana.

    Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in. I am really new to this.
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I think that is an EE, which can't be shown.

    I can't tell from the pics, but here you are not allowed to have dubbed combs.
     

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