Which Australorp should I show?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by australorp_breeder, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be showing at a poultry show this weekend and I'm not too sure which Australorp I want to show. One of the two Australorps I'm debating on meets the size standards, but her tail feathers are a little messed up at the tips. The other Australorp's feathers look really nice but she has a smaller body frame. So, which would seem more important to you? I would just like peoples' opinions please.

    Here's the smaller hen (right) next to one of my other Australorps:

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    And here's a body pic of my smaller Australorp:

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    Oh, and the smaller Australorp also has a smaller comb and feet.
     
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  2. the bigger one. the smaller comb and wattle could make it very hard to win.
     
  3. tonkatuff

    tonkatuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Guy Roy is showing his birds again, you might just wanna leave your birds home:/ His Australorps are near impossible to beat!
     
  4. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for the one on the left too.
     
  5. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the warning! Who is Guy Roy? However, I mainly just do it for fun. It'd be awesome to win too! And I'm not just showing an Australorp, so there's other breed competition for me.

    Oh, and the Australorp on the left is one of my others. The actual standard size one I might show isn't in the picture.
     
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  6. ChickenPotPie

    ChickenPotPie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If we are to help you make a choice, I think we'll have to see what we have to choose from. ie. both birds. Can you post a pic of the larger chicken?
     
  7. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm entering all of the ones shown. I'd just like to know what people think of them. Like if they've seen better ones of that breed, or if they like a certain one out of the four, etc.
     
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Where did you get your Australorps if you dont mind me asking?
     
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  9. ChickenPotPie

    ChickenPotPie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oookay. I misread I guess. [​IMG]
     
  10. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's okay!
     

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