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what breed and is it show ready?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by southernsmile4u, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. southernsmile4u

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Buff Brahma, or possibly a Buff Brahma mix.

    He looks to be in fairly good feather condition, so that will help him at the show. Color looks good as well.

    However, the one problem that I see with him is his comb. It is a poor example of a pea comb, so much so that some judges might disqualify him. A Brahma male should have a 3-row pea comb. His looks more like a cross between a single comb and a pea comb.

    Just keep that in mine. Depending on the competition and the seriousness of the show, it may or may not affect him. Otherwise, he looks like a pretty nice bird!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    He's a Buff Brahma. I agree with Wyandottes7 regarding the pea comb, and he looks like he may have some black feathering in his leg feathers, but then I'm no expert on showing chickens. I would suggest posing a full body profile of him showing head with comb, legs, and tail on our Exhibition and Breeding to the Standard of Perfection section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16188/exhibition-genetics-breeding-to-the-standard-of-perfection and let our experts there take a look at him. Good luck in showing him.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your rooster is a Buff Brahma.

    It is hard to judge the show worthiness of birds from photos, but here are a few thoughts:

    Color: Good. You want Buff Brahmas to have intense, even buff coloration, with black striping in the hackle and saddle and a mostly black tail. The only fault I see in your bird's coloration is that on his wing, the buff is so dark that it has a reddish cast. That is a fault, albeit a minor one.

    Condition: He looks to be in great condition, at least on the outside. Feather quality and condition is important at a show.

    Type: Hard to tell from this photo. Looks to be pretty good, though. If I would change anything, I would shorten up his back a little and deepen his body. Brahmas should be massive birds, regardless of their color pattern.

    Other characteristics: As Wyandottes7 noticed, his comb is not a perfect pea comb. Ideally, you would want a Brahma's comb to be a smaller pea comb, with three well-definied ridges. Your rooster's comb almost takes the shape of a single/pea cross. That may disqualify him under some judges, while others will find it acceptable.

    Overall, he seems like a pretty nice bird. Probably not a show-winner, but he should still place high in his class (unless the judge doesn't think his comb is good enough).
     

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