Showing for the first time?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LovinMyPeeps, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    So I'll be officially showing birds for the first time on September 18th. I have very nice private breeder birds including a pair of gorgeous white crested black polish pullets, gold laced wyandotte and barred rock hens and I also have a gorgeous BLRW roo that would be worth showing just to check type. I have the APA guidebook and it's specific, but I'm a more visual creature. Where can one find good specific photos of show quality birds?? I really want to do well. I have spoken with others that show. I know I shouldn't bathe them any later than four days before the show and house them seperately and as cleanly as possible. What else do I need to know? Can you experienced show folks out there help me out??

  2. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    No experienced show folks out there?
  3. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I am particularly interested in how to get a white bird white again after she's been dust bathing in a mud puddle.
  4. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
  5. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    Southern Wisconsin
    Wash the white birds in a second soap bath with whitening shampoo. Horse shampoo, like Wonder Blue, works well for me. But then again, I have a white horse. I get the whitening shampoo at Farm & Fleet, but you can probably pick up some whitening shampoo for people at WalMart.
  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    go to the breed sites for your individual breeds. they usually have pics of some of the top winners. sites like feathersite post any pic submitted and not all are show birds. can you post some pics of yours here ?

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