Which Mille Fleur D’uccle would show best?

Chermak1101

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AF5BD1EA-748E-49F2-A13E-EA8459E3C83B.jpeg 838DB431-48DB-4982-A615-AE8293BA9B91.jpeg 9C516DE2-EE4E-4D5F-BA56-C2EBEA609831.jpeg I have 2 Mille Fleur D’uccle cockerels and have to re-home 1. I would like to show one at a local fair next summer but don’t know what features judges look for. So I could use some help deciding which one to keep. Right now they’re only 10 weeks, don’t plan on re-homing either until they’re a couple months older and I see their personalities. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!
 

Cyprus

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Well, to answer the question, the one in the last picture is best.

But if I'm being honest, I wouldn't show either. They have a lot of faults and both have too high of tails which the judge could choose to disqualify them by.
 

Chermak1101

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I’m very new to chickens. And honestly just doing it for fun (my sons excited that he’ll have one of his chickens at the fair) but yes I would love to hear what ever you have to say. I know nothing about judging. I do have a couple others that id may enter as well, can I post the pics and get your advise on them too??
 

Chermak1101

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Lol and mind you, it’s a very small fair, only about 50 chickens get entered and actually I think there was only one MFD there this year! Another side note, I won the cutest baby contest 3 years in a row ;) so there's winning in my blood hahaha
 

Cyprus

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Okay so here's my critique:

  • Tails are way too high of an angle. In a county fair, they'll be noticed but no points docked. In a real fair, that's a DQ
  • Backs are too long. Not likely to be noticed, but a defect not to be bred for
  • Both need fuller hackles and fuller beards
  • Both need fuller foot feathers
  • They stand pretty upright, which is not ideal. You're looking for a more horizontal stance.
  • The black beard one has side sprigs on his comb which is a disqualification in any single combed breed
Here is what a (mature) male of show quality should look like
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