showing question!?!?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by austinhart123, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    What are the guidelines to show a chicken at a chicken show
    ie: age, breed, size,
     
  2. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Good luck!!!
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    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
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    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?
     
  5. roadrunner

    roadrunner Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:where do i get the book and how much is it?
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
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  7. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The APA also has the hardback color version and I think they are $45.
     

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