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Showing question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by VettekLisa, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, this is probably a stupid question. What age do you
    usually start showing chickens?
    I've looked all over the internet and can't seem to find the
    answer to that question.


    LOL, I need a Showing Chickens for Dummies book.
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, avoid having the judge write in bold print "YOUNG" on your coop card. Generally, about 6 months is when chickens are mature. There are breeds that mature faster (like Moderns, 5 months) and breeds that mature slower (like OE males, 7 months). It depends on the breed, but as long as they're not peeping and their condition is good, they should be good to show.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, avoid having the judge write in bold print "YOUNG" on your coop card. Generally, about 6 months is when chickens are mature. There are breeds that mature faster (like Moderns, 5 months) and breeds that mature slower (like OE males, 7 months). It depends on the breed, but as long as they're not peeping and their condition is good, they should be good to show.
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, avoid having the judge write in bold print "YOUNG" on your coop card. Generally, about 6 months is when chickens are mature. There are breeds that mature faster (like Moderns, 5 months) and breeds that mature slower (like OE males, 7 months). It depends on the breed, but as long as they're not peeping and their condition is good, they should be good to show.
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woah, triple post, sorry!
     
  6. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the answer. I had assumed that was
    probably the age, but just wanted to be very sure.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Wacko board
     
  8. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually entered a 5 month old birchen modern game pullet in a recent show. The judge in fact wrote YOUNG across my card. BUT......my bird then went on to take Reserve Champion Bantam!!! We got a trophy, a gift certificate, and lots of ribbons!!
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, that's great! Judges try to predict what a pullet will look like as a hen... he must have had high hopes for her! [​IMG]
     

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