What kinds of chicken/poultry shows are there, and what are the rules?

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  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there shows/shin-digs for mix breed chickens? How about cochins? I have giant blue cochins and one day I wanna take one of the girls to a poultry show. But what do I have to do to get one of my girls in?
    The ranch where I bought them didn't have pedigree papers... Do I need pedigree papers? If so, where do I get them?
    But even so I know and the breeder knows that the chickens are 100% cochin, I saw the parents and they were cochins. What about silkies? I have a silkie pullet and hen, both black, and I also wanna take them to a show.
    And does it cost money? And what will the judges look for? Please tell me all the details! [​IMG]
     
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  3. rodriguezpoultry

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    1. No, birds are not like dogs. You do not need to have a pedigree for them.
    2. No, there are no classes for "mixed breeds". Unless you count the 4H shows that have a pen of layers, meats, etc. But for breed shows, no, there are no classes.
    3. Cochins and Silkies are both eligible to enter in a show as they are pure breeds. They need to meet the color requirements as well and be as close to the Standard of Perfection as possible.
    4. Most times it does cost a small amount of money to enter your birds. It's usually done by "coop." Each bird needs at least one "coop" (small wire cage) to be shown. Others need a minimum of 2 "coops". I have been to shows where a "coop" costs $3/coop and there are several that are $5/coop.

    If you do not have it, I highly suggest purchasing the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection. It has a points scale and exact descriptions for what the judge is looking for with each breed, variety, etc.
     
  4. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here is a list Breeds and Variety's (color) that are accepted by they APA.
    http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/APA_Recognized_Breeds_6_2010.pdf
    Do you know if the, "Breeder" bred there birds to the American Standard of Perfection?

    Chris

    I couldn't see it it was too small. I suppose the next time I visit the ranch I'll ask the lady if they are bred to this American Standard of Perfection thing.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Here is a list Breeds and Variety's (color) that are accepted by they APA.
    http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/APA_Recognized_Breeds_6_2010.pdf
    Do you know if the, "Breeder" bred there birds to the American Standard of Perfection?

    Chris

    I couldn't see it it was too small. I suppose the next time I visit the ranch I'll ask the lady if they are bred to this American Standard of Perfection thing.

    Are you sure?
    It is a pdf that is around 16 pages long.

    Go to http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/
    go
    to the, "bar" that say's Welcome to the APA run your cursor of the link it will pop down a set of links now click the link that says Breed Classification.
    It will bring up a pdf of all the breeds.

    Here some pictures of Show Quality Large Fowl Buff Cochin.

    (Not my Birds Pictures from Poultry Press)

    Rooster --
    http://www.poultrypress.com/images/asiatic/BuffCochinLargeFowlmale4.jpg

    Rooster --
    http://www.poultrypress.com/images/asiatic/BuffCochinLargeFowlmale3.jpg

    Rooster --
    http://www.poultrypress.com/images/asiatic/BuffCochinLargeFowlmale2.jpg

    Rooster --
    http://www.poultrypress.com/images/asiatic/BuffCochinLargeFowlmale.jpg


    Chris
     
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  6. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait the chicken has to be male to go to a show?
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