why isn't this chicken show quality?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by loveourbirds, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just an idea i had to help people with breeding. i know i can learn more from pictures than reading the standard of perfection, and i feel there are several more of you out there like me.

    so, if you have a chicken you would like to know more about. post its picture and let the "experts" tell you how to improve your line. when adding a picture, please include the breed, where you got the chicken from (if known), and age.

    when replying to a picture, please quote so we can see what chicken you are talking about.

    i'll start with this picture:
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    lemon cuckoo cochin bantam, about 10 months old. purchased at chicken show (unknown breeder).

    i dont like his comb, but would like to hear other input.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    You may get better responses if you post in the Breeds, Genetics and Showing section of the Forum
     
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    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    ^ X2.

    But what I can say is that this bird doesn't have very good type. Cochins are supposed to be quite round, with high cushions.
     
  4. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put it here so we could talk about corrective breeding too, i thought that was part of flock management. i want to help people know what to cull from their flocks.
     
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    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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