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Showing Newbie... please help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tellynpeep, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi; I know nothing about poultry shows. My daughter wants to enter one or two of our birds in the "Little Rhody" show next month and I don't even know how to fill out the entry form. It has boxes to check for C H K P. Also dbl coop, and "sale cages." What do these mean? THANK YOU!
    Mary
     
  2. ShadowRooster

    ShadowRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! I will be there too. [​IMG]
    I dont even know what the C H K P thing is. If you want to sell your birds, you will need a sale cage. [​IMG]
     
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  3. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I got partial answers on another thread: C: Cock H: Hen K: Cockerel P: Pullet!
     
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dbl coop is a double coop for the really big birds. Sale coops are for birds that are for sale. If you are trying to sell the same bird that you are showing, you don't need a sale coop, but you want one for anything else you are trying to unload. There's a separate section for these.

    Some other things I've seen:
    SC = single comb
    RC = rose comb
    LF = large fowl
    B = bantam or bearded
    NB = non bearded - use only for breeds that come in bearded and non bearded, like Silkies
    FL = feather legged
    CL = clean legged
    AOB or NSB= all other breeds or non standard breed - for breeds that have yet to attain APA/ABA recognition, like Marans
    there's plenty more, but these are all I can think of at the time

    Birds are cooped according to their size, breed, color, gender, and age to make judging easier. For example, all of your non bearded buff Silkie cockerels will be next to each other. When judging is over, there will be numbers and letters on some cards. 1,2,3, etc. is the placing of the little category, NB buff Silkie cockerels. The best NB buff Silkie is designated BV, or best of variety. RV is the reserve of variety. The best Silkie overall is BB, or best of breed, and the second best is called RB. All bantams with feathered legs compete against each other, and a CFL (champ featherleg) and RFL is named. Then comes best bantam, and then show champion. All breeds are narrowed down in this manner.
    Good luck showing!
     
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  5. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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