showing mixed breeds.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pugiosam, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seen that showing chickens is popular but usually its only for pure breeds. Is it possible to show mixed breeds?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    4H members can use mixed breed chickens in Showmanship classes.
     
  3. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    How would I join 4h?
     
  4. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm to old for that.
     
  5. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, cannot be done. If there is nothing to judge them against how would it even work. No species allows mixed breeds to be shown.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Horse shows are full of mixed breed horses.
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I have done it and will continue to do so. I have pure American Dominiques and a line in development that is a composite of American Dominique and American Game. The latter which are relevant to question are F3's (third generation) descendents of the original crosses. I am selecting them to look mostly like extant (currently existing) American Dominique except they are to have longer feathers coming the American Game side. At this point most are disqualified but some females are not. They are entered as American Dominique but I state their background. It will take a while eventually they will meet the standard for American Dominique and have feathers more consistent with the breed around beginning of previous century.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You can show them, but they will be disqualified.

    They won't tell you that you can't enter.. at least not here.. they will take your money for the entry and disqualify the bird after the fact.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not conformation classes, which is what bird shows are. Birds aren't shown in performance classes, like horses.
    Just like mixed breed dogs can be shown in obedience, but not conformation.

    The whole point of showing a bird is to see who has the bird closest to the breed standard, the standard of perfection. This is impossible with mixed breed birds.
    Same with any animal, the whole point is to see who had the animal closest to the ideal for that breed.

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  10. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    What about the introduction of a new breed?
     

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