You can show hatchery quality birds right?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You can show hatchery quality birds right? (Though they probably won't win)
    Cause I got this Barred Rock Rooster and I want to show him but he is from a hatchery. Can I still show him??
    Here he is,

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  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    It isn't a matter of whether you can show hatchery stock, it is whether the birds match their breed standard. Get a book called the American Standard of Perfection, or for bantams get the Bantam Standard of Perfection. They show what each breed should look like.

    I purchased birds from Ideal Poultry, and only a few didn't have disqualifications. But still, almost every single bird I purchased had a minor defect.

    Hope this helped, if not, feel free to ask questions. [​IMG]
     
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  3. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, by the way. Your bird looks nice. His barring is good, but his tail feathers look pretty ratty. He'll need to molt, or you'll need to pluck them before the show.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

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    There are different kinds of shows. Local, county fairs aren't too fussy, as it it often more about the presenter, who is typically a young person. Those kind of shows are more educational in nature. I would think you could enter him in such a "show", although it is more an exhibition than a competitive show.

    A true sanctioned poultry show is different. Those are for true-bred show stock and please take no offense, but your bird, being hatchery? You wouldn't want to show him. I'd suggest you attend a poultry show. You'll be amazed and awed at the gorgeous, true bred birds on display. [​IMG]
    You'll come to see the difference very quickly.
     
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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've been at some shows! Thanks Fred
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    So does he look like he would be diqualified?
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

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    I'm not familiar with Barred rocks, but other than his tail, he looks okay. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

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    Would I get disqualified for the tail?
    (Sorry kinda dumb when it comes to showing)
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

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    PS
    Thanks for the help guys
     
  10. AraucanaAnnie

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    I don't think he would get DQed for his tail. He just needs to go through a good molt, like SilkiesForEver said. A county fair would be the beat place to start!
     

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