What do you think??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Heartlandrabbitry, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just seeing if anyone could give me comments on my chickens and if they look ok to be show chickens? I know nothing about showing chickens and will be attending our first show next month! Hope these pictures will be ok [​IMG] Thanks everyone for any comments!!

    Polish Hen
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    Partridge Cochin Bantam Rooster
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    Same Rooster
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    OEG Bantam Hen
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    Sebright Bantam Hen
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    RIR Bantam Hen
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    When going to a small show you'll get fairly good odds of winning, but one thing I must let you know of is that if you got your birds from a feedstore or hatchery and are expecting "good quality," I'll sadly have to tell you that you won't. Anyway, about their traits. . .

    The Polish hen - WAY too much black in her crest, too small of a crest, and too thin of a body type. Otherwise she's got a good tail and waddles. [​IMG]

    The Cochin - His tail looks rather low set, and he doesn't have a nice "cushion" of feathering on his back. He needs to look very plump and fluffy.

    The Sebright - I believe she needs a higher set tail and a much more pronounced chest, but otherwise she's nice looking.

    I can't tell much from the Rhode Island Red, but it at least has good color from what I see.


    Good luck showing them though! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I know my chickens probably won't win but at least we will have fun! Do you know of any DQ's that I should know of? I know with my rabbits there are many DQ's but I'm not familiar with the chicken ones [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    General ones that may apply to your birds are things like a side-spring in a single comb (if you've got a point sticking out the side) White that covers more than a fingernail's length on a White Crested Black Polish body, vulture hocks (feathering on the hocks, although I'm not sure about Cochins) feathering on a clean legged bird, a rose comb that doesn't have the tapered tip it should, stuff like that.

    Oh and weight. If the bird is over or under, I believe it is 20% (anyone want to correct me?) of the bird's SOP weight, it is a DQ.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    As the first responder said you polish has WAY too much black in her crest & her body lacks depth & length. Her waddles were mentioned but I'm sure that should have been wattles. Ducks waddle, chickens have wattles.

    The Cochin's type is very poor. A good Cochin is round & full from ever angle.

    The OEGB is much too long in the back, her tail isn't well spread & her wing is too loose.

    The Sebright has pretty nice colour but she too is long in the back. Her tail isn't well spread & is carried too low.

    The Red has decent body type but her wing isn't carried up & well folded. her tail should be less pinched.

    ETA: yes, disqualifying weight is +/- 20% of standard weight.

    You say you're not aware of chicken disqualifications so I suspect you don't own a Standard. If you seriously are interested in showing, and not wasting your time & money, a Standard should be the next thing you buy.
     
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  6. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Well I may get the Standard depending on how well we enjoy showing our chickens. It will be just a fun learning experience for us! [​IMG]
     
  7. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I say good luck at the show.
     
  8. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you hear me now? :

    Well I say good luck at the show.

    Thanks, we probably need it [​IMG]
     
  9. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a much better picture of my Sebright! Took it today [​IMG]

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