Which breeds are most UNDER/OVER-represented at shows/fairs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Luke13:34, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

    Aug 3, 2010
    The Naugatuck Valley
    Which breeds are most UNDER/OVER-represented at shows/fairs? Particularly at 4H fairs, if that is different from other shows. (Large Fowl)
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    LF? Um... over would probably be the layer breeds (RIR, Legorn, Orperington, Barred rocks, etc.)
    LF under would be a bunch of breeds. Araucana, Ameraucana, WFB spanish... but we usually get a good mix at the fair. Im a 4h kid, so i see whats there
  3. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Talk to your local 4-H. They can tell you what's represented at the fairs and what breeds they cannot find in the area but would like to.

    Good luck!
  4. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    +1 on what Tanichca said about the layer breeds, at least for our area. Whatever the "usual" is for your feed store during Spring "Chick Days" is what you find the most of at the local fair.

    State level I see a lot more bantams. Moderns, Buff Brahmas, Cochins and Seramas seem to be the favs. LF remain mostly layer/DP breeds. Lots of Orpingtons this year.

    I see more LF "Araucanas" and "Ameraucanas" at the state level each year, but they're usually EEs or non-standard colors. I rarely see LF Brahmas but when I do they're usually Light Brahmas followed by Dark. I've only seen LF Buff Brahmas shown once. Seems odd when you see the masses of bantam BBs. Come to think of it I can't say I've seen many LF Cornish either. Maybe a meat bird bias. IDK

    Not many Buttercups.....

    AOSB always seems a bit light to me compared to the other classes. [​IMG]

    We only go to about 6-8 shows/fairs per year though and all within say 5hrs drive.
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    unfortunately you dont see many jersey giants anymore either
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    There are very few Faverolles ever at shows.
  7. I hardly saw any d'uccles at the 3 shows I went to last year in Missouri. Saw many cochins, silkies, old english and modern english game bantams. Didn't see many japanese or antwerp either. I would have liked to see some large fowl favorelles- only saw bantams. Saw a fair number of brahma both big and small. Saw a fair number of Jersey Giant and Langshan and Australorp this year.
  8. Count Orloff

    Count Orloff In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2010
    Delaware, OH
    I was disappointed that there were no Russian Orloffs at Ohio Nationals this year in the trade show portion. I agree that there are always a lot of Leghorns, Orpingtons, and Barred Rocks...lots of bantams too. When I go to a show, I like to see rarer birds like Cubalayas, Sumatrans, Sicilian Buttercups; things like that.
  9. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    I honestly think you could put a giant list of breeds you dont see or want too.
    My own opinion is that if you think a breed is of so much importance then you should start breeding it. Thats what I did. I grew up going to shows and didnt ever see any Silver Pencilled Wyandottes LF or bantams. So I searched out reputable breeders of them and bought stock to raise them myself.
    Not trying to be rude at all, just think if you like something so much and want to see it....BE proactive so you can see them.
    Have a great day!
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Over presented:

    Cochins, Silkies, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Rocks, OEGB's, Leghorns


    Araucanas, Ameraucanas (NOT Easter Eggers) Rhode Island Reds, Brahmas, Sussex, Jersey Giants, Buckeyes, Faverolles, Andalusians, Minorcas

    Severely under presented:

    Sultans, Houdans, Redcaps, New Hampshires, Chanteclers, White Faced Black Spanish, Shamos, Asils, Sicilian Buttercups, La Fleche, Rose-Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Campines, Catalanas

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