What is reserve Best?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by FisherMOM, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Our Pekin Duck pullet got #1 RB today at a poultry show.
    I still am having an hard time understanding what this means. It is like they expect me to know. This was our first show.

    Reserved Best?? but what is that exactly? anyone know?
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Best of breed is the best of that particular breed. Reserve Best is the 2nd best.

    Matt
     
  3. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RB= Reserve of Breed, not reserve best

    There are not that many abbreviations when it comes to showing poultry and after a few shows you will have it down. It is a heck of a lot easier that learning the abbreviations used on these forums. IMHO

    Bob
     
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    You start with variety:
    Best of Variety: BV
    Reserve of Variety: RV

    Then it goes to Breed:
    Best of Breed: BB
    Reserve of Breed: RB

    Basically 1st and 2nd place within the entries for your breed. BB or RB are better than BV and RV. You need the BV to continue to the Breed competition and you need to be BB to go on and compete for the rest of the awards.
     
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Thanks you.. and thanks Chickenlady.

    Now to write this down and tuck it away somewhere! [​IMG]

    ok, another question.....

    is this again, broken down by sex and age of the bird?
    Is there one per class? Because there were drakes and hens as well as pullets and young drakes.

    So for RB... that means all the birds in that breed in the show? Or does that mean all the pullets in that show?
    I assume it means over all.. but I hate to assume. You know what they say about assuming! [​IMG]

    There must be a book that I can get to teach me all this, right? Any suggested books?

    I will see what the library system has to offer.

    I have many questions... too many to try to ask online.
     
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Quote:I am reading this thinking that our duck did not get BV... but she got RB? Is that possible?
     
  7. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not uncommon for a RV to also get RB, especially in a small class.
    Was BB a bird that was the same variety as yours?

    Bob
     
  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Ya know Bob, honestly, I have no clue!

    My head was spinning trying to figure out what all of this meant. Then at the awards, you could not hear the person that was announcing who won what. She talked soft and on top of it.. we were in with all of the chickens. It was not set up well for awards. They could have done them outside so that we could hear. (or they could have had a megaphone or something.)
     
  9. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was the show?
     
  10. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    It was at the Genesee Country Museum this past weekend.

    Rochester Poultry Association
    101st Annual Show

    Youth Show on Saturday.

    She won "Youth Reserve Heavy Duck"
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008

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