Sumatra's and shows

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by redrodeo, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. redrodeo

    redrodeo In the Brooder

    I was talking with my family members the other day when they came by for thanks giving and we took them on a tour of the farm. When we got to my birds that asked if I showed them. I explained to them that I didn't show them but they are very hand tame, and I told them a bit about the breed including the fact that they fly and that once they are older and have been trained a bit more I might consider showing them as they are Sumatra's. I have never shown chickens before only cows, donkeys, horses, and rabbits. So talking to my family some more over dinner got me thinking and I was hoping some of you might know the answers to my questions.

    What are the general classes for showing Chickens?
    Is there a class for breeds that can fly or events and things these birds can be taken to?
    Or perhaps a special show or even for hand tamed birds that are trained to do tricks?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have never considered showing my Sumatra's before, and I think it would be a good way to let others know about the breed and to advertise my farm a bit as they are only one of the three breeds I am breeding and I intend to pick up a fourth breed next summer.

    Thank you to anyone that can help answer my questions, or give me some general information.

  2. Silseb

    Silseb Songster

    Dec 26, 2012
    Hi, here is where you can learn about how judging is done and how to show

    Also has some really good beginners pages.

    I used to show sumatras,they are alot of fun. I recommend you purchase or borrow from a public library the book "American Standard of Perfection " put out by the APA (American Poultry Association).

    Here is also a brochure you can read: Chickens tri-fold.pdf

    Have fun! It's not that hard. Let us know how your first show goes!

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