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Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by austinhart123, Mar 27, 2008.
What are the guidelines to show a chicken at a chicken show
ie: age, breed, size,
Your chickens need to meet the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection. They have a book you can purchase that will explain all of the breeds recognized, the standards the judges look for, the disqualifications and defects for your breeds. This book has information on standard and bantam chickens, turkeys, and water fowl.
You'll want to show your chickens after they are fully feathered, to increase your chances of meeting the Standards of Perfection.
You will also want to get your show chickens from a breeder.
cool thanks also i was wondering if i needed papers or anything.....can you also pm me some breeders and numbers please. thanks soooo much for the advice
You can also look up breed clubs, they will often have the standard on their site. Many states require that the birds be tested for things like pullorum and AI. Here in MA, someone from the state comes down and tests the birds for free. You would attach a copy of the health certificate with your show entry.
So what are you planning on showing?
Quote:where do i get the book and how much is it?
It's $14, you can get it here:
The APA also has the hardback color version and I think they are $45.