What breed of chicken should I put in the 4h fair?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by BirdGirl2004, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, I am going to purchase some chicks in a few days and i would like to know what breeds were best for fair I was thinking something like Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Red, and Wyandotte. Any other suggestions. Thanks!!
     
  2. dragonthehunter

    dragonthehunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sebrights are a popular choice and so are wyandottes
     
  3. Gray Farms

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    Orpingtons and Cochins are also good choices for beginners.
     
  4. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Old English Game Bantams are a excellent, super fun choice! They are small, friendly, and so full of personality! Or... you could consider raising some ducks this year! But research whatever you end up getting, it will help a lot. [​IMG]
     
  5. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Old English Game Bantams are a excellent, super fun choice! They are small, friendly, and so full of personality! Or... you could consider raising some ducks this year! But research whatever you end up getting, it will help a lot. [​IMG]
     
  6. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think I could could put my big Jersey Giant rooster in the fair?/ Thank you!
     
  7. Gray Farms

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    Post some pictures if you can.
     
  8. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he hatchery stock or from a breeder?
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Personally, I would choose something a little less common so that you'll have less competition.
     
  10. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to take the easy way out of it. I want the harsh truth and im a newbie at this so i need to know what the standards are, also this is for experience. I don't really expect to win anything this year with my 4 year old Jersey Giant. :) Thanks!
     

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