What is a poultry show stick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by paddock36, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son is in FFA and is showing some Silkies and there is a showmanship competition that he is going to participate in this year. I have seen some videos of people using sticks to walk their chickens or to position them. Is there a certain length or type to these sticks? I have not seen them at the feed store.
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    show stick is like a rodio antana im not shure where u can get one sence there rarely used


     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the showmanship ive seen used dose not use a walking stick i would call your locale 4h office to get showmanship book
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It is not like a walking stick. It is like pointer used in presentations: a short, telescoping metal pointer with a small ball-like tip; when contracted, it is about the size of an ink pen; extended it is about 18-24". It can be used to nudge the bird into walking in or facing the correct direction, stopping or even raising the head. Used correctly it s merely a simple harmless tool; used incorrectly it could be viewed in poor light.
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so use wroung wording but like i said there not use that offten in showmanship


     
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    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here link to good showmanship video

     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    From talking to several judges, showmanship varies dramatically from one part of the country to another. West coast usually walks chickens and puts them into and out of cage I am told. I sometimes see it here and sometimes not. It varies by judge. Also varies if you are talking 4H or FFA versus ABA/APA show.
     
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    ive shown and done well in both there very much a like


     
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    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is this something that we would have to purchase or could I just cut a wooden rod down to about 18 inches. You know the type you can by in a craft store.
     

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