The Buckeye Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Happy Chooks, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. slfarms

    slfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with yours as well and thank you for a nice response.
     
  2. buffalogal

    buffalogal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just so we know we're talking about the same parts of the bird, I did a quickie mock up (using my own cross breed bird) illustrating these "fluffy' areas as I interpret them. Chris, if this isn't what you're talking about, feel free to correct me.
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  3. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that looks right.

    Edit: "A" is also what I am referring to as "cushion."
     
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  4. buckeyechicken

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  5. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm...for some reason you don't come across as a newbie. The wings should not be lower for any reason whatsoever. You don't change the Standard to hide a fault.
    The first consideration of type by anyone is the body, not the tail. If Doug said that he was incorrect. I have a lot of respect for Doug......a lot of respect, but he is not a judge, nor do I think he made that statement in that way.

    Walt
     
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  6. buffalogal

    buffalogal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nevermind
     
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  8. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    You are not a Grand Master of a breed until the APA says you are. He has 41 points as of the last APA yearbook (2012)...he needs 100. I doubt very much that he got 59 points in the few shows he showed in this season. The most you can get in a show is 25 points and most shows are 5-15 points even if you win best of show (best of show adds 2 points period!). Maybe he has enough, but until the APA issues you the designation, you are not a Grand Master of anything. I am sure he will attain that at some point, but don't jump the gun . I realize you said "unofficially" but I want people to understand that it is not that easy and people usually overestimate their wins. I'm a Grand Master in 8 breeds and no one believes anything I say, so why give him any special credence? lol

    Walt
     
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  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    SPEW ALERT! (note to self: make sure to not have a full cup of coffee when Walt's posting).

    Walt, EIGHT breeds? Holy heck. And, by the way, you're so very wrong to think no one believes anything you say. [​IMG]

    Also, buffalogal, EXCELLENT idea to use a bird of a different breed to show what you mean - type is type, if you're talking about a bird with a cushion when it should not have one, show ANY bird with a cushion beside ANY bird that does not. I had this same discussion with one of the longtime Buckeye posters here several weeks ago. You don't always need to use a picture of the breed you are directly discussing to talk about a type issue. Just recently, we were discussing length of back in one of the Marans threads, and I posted THIS picture as a good example of what I was talking about:

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    This is a juvenile Columbian Rock pullet, but it clearly shows a nice length of back. I also find that when I'm looking at a different breed, it often allows me to "see" more type, as I'm not trying to evaluate the entire bird, like I would have been if it was the breed being discussed.
     
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  10. buffalogal

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