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What are the basics of showing a chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by swedishfish, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Last year I got some Buff Brahmas and some Black Wyandottes from a man who's life was raising show chickens. I would have asked him for help, but the reason I got some of his chickens was because he passed away. I have wanted to put them into a show, most likely the county fair, but really don't know anything about choosing the best chicken. I know it's early, but I want to know as much as possible so that I can make sure my chickies look their best! Please just give me a rundown of all I need to know!
     
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was also wondering about this..
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting a copy of the APA Standard of Perfection is first on your list. Post pics on here and some knowlegable breeders can critque your birds. [​IMG] There's alot more than that, but its really difficult to type with a broken wrist.
     
  4. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like in open class or 4-H? They're really different....
     
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'll be showing some lambs (yay!) with 4-H, but I didn't know you could show chickens in 4-H. I was just planning to do the fair show, but maybe that IS the 4-H one. I'll check into it!
     
  6. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    If 4-H, check my response to the Showmanship thread that is on this page.
     

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