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Thoughts, Opinions On Show Qualityness Please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LeBlackbird, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I want a few thoughts on some of my birds, Give me your 2 cents [​IMG] ...

    First, The Aussie... [​IMG]
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  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Mmmmm, meaty. [​IMG]
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:And Black? What "thoughts" are you looking for exactly?
     
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And Black? What "thoughts" are you looking for exactly?

    I want your Opinions on Type and Quality please. [​IMG]
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The "back bump" sets her out of my mind completely. Then there's the tail feathers that look really close together. There is almost no "slope" to speak of to her tail. It should be at a 40* above horizontal.

    She's a pretty bird, don't get me wrong, but breeder quality "maybe". She looks like a production Australorp was bred into the lines somewhere along the way. Usually though, the Australorps have a nice U shape to them. (Notice I said nice?? [​IMG] Langshans...hehehe)
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! She came from Jamie matts, I have no Idea what lines he's got...
     
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next!
    Delaware=
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  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm. Definitely hatchery quality at best on the Delewarre. I would not breed her. The Australorp is pretty. Not show quality but she might make a nice breeder if you paired her with a good boy.
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm definately not a "show person", but your Australorp looks more like my young black orps than my mature australorps. How old is she?
    I have to say- my layers (orps, rocks & such- not breeding them) looked so much better after their first adult molt.
     
  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, The breeder/friend I got her from has hatchery birds in with her breeder birds. Her sis looks better... [​IMG]
     

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