Which Mille Fleur D’uccle would show best?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Chermak1101, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Chermak1101

    Chermak1101 Chirping

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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!
     
  2. Wolfefarmyard

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    @Cyprus is really knowledgeable about this breed.
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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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.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    If you're interested, I can list off in detail their faults and strengths. But bear in mind I'm a tough grader :idunno
     
  5. 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??
     
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    @Cyprus just to be correct, when you said the last picture you meant the one without the black beard?
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Nope, other one. Lack of a beard is a DQ.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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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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    Yay cause “Elvis” is my favorite. Just making sure you saw that they’re only 10 weeks old.and yes this would only be in a county fair.
     
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