what is the best type of chicken for show

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by The Breaker, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Ive had chickens for 3 years but I havent ben real big in to showing them and I whant to now what is the best type of chicken for show in your oppion.[​IMG]
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Any, just as long as they're purebred, in good and healthy condition, of a recognized color for the breed, and that they meet the standard for their breed.
  3. what type of chickens do u show?
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Pick a breed you like and get the best quality birds you can find of that breed. What kind of chickens do you have?

    There are so many very nice breeds. I lke games (both modern and old english bantams) as they are small and easy to teach. Plymouth Rocks are very nice birds to work with(bantams as well). Along with so many others. Ask yourself:

    1. What personality type do I want in my chickens
    2. How big do I want my chickens.?
    3. Do I want to put in the extra time it takes for a feather footed breed?/crested breed?/long tail feathers?
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  5. Buiscuit

    Buiscuit Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2011
    Alabama, And I hate it !
    BB Reds
  6. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    I like Silkies for show they are very calm and sweet
  7. Do,s eany body have eany warm felings twards the partridge rocks?
  8. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Partridge rock would be fine for show as long as they conform to the standard. I don't have any, but theyre pretty and a good dual purpose breed. My first show breed was nothing more than a Rhode Island yard hen, and she took second.
    If you want to do a bantam type, which some people say are easier, go for dutch banties or somthing like them. Japanese are supposed to be really hard to breed, and old english and american games need to be dubbed for show, which is nothing more than a cruel outdated form of mutilation used for fighting.
  9. jarvisite99

    jarvisite99 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Silkies all the way and hamburgs but only roosters.
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  10. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    Seramas! They stay and stand nice most of the time.

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