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What's the Best Way To Win A Poultry Show in Showmanship?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Whittni, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    I have some gorgeous chickens that I'd like to win with, with even higher showmanship points. Thanks!



    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    Dress appropriately-black pants, white shirt or jacket
    Make eye contact with the judge & introduce yourself
    Pick a bird you can handle easily-a 5 year old shouldn't try to use a Jersey Giant for Showmanship
    Know the breed you're showing including it's history eg: where they originated, uses, other varieties etc
    Know poultry nomenclature so that you can name as many body parts as possible [the fleshy proturbance the tail grows from is called the uropigium-that'll impress the judge]
    Prepare the bird for showing: make sure it's clean & in good condition
    Handle the bird frequently before the show to ensure it's tame so it can be easily handled
    Do these things & you'll do well

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