A chicken question, help please

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by keren, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Okay, so I have a couple of Isa Brown hens, 7 weeks old.

    I wanted to enter them at my local show, just for a bit of fun. Question is, where do I enter them?

    The schedule is as follows:

    Soft feather Large:

    • Ancona
      Australorp
      Langshan
      Leghorn
      Minorca
      New Hampshire
      Orpington
      Plymoth Rock
      Rhode Island
      Sussex
      Wyandotte
      AOV S/F large

    Soft feather bantam

    • Ancona
      Australorp
      Belgian
      Langshan
      Leghorn, white
      Leghorn, aoc
      Orpington
      Pekin, black
      Pekin, aoc
      Rosecomb
      Seabright
      Sussex
      Wyandotte, white
      Wyandotte, aoc
      AOV S/F bantam

    Hard feather large

    • Australian Game
      Indian Game, dk
      Indiam Game, aoc
      Modern Game
      OEG, black-red
      OEG, duckwing
      OEG, aoc
      Pit Game
      AOV H/F large

    Hard feather bantam

    • Australian Game
      Indian game, dk
      Indian Game aoc
      Modern Game
      OEG, black-red dl
      OEG, black-red ll
      OEG, wheaten
      OEG, blue-red
      OEG, brown-red
      OEG, duck-wing
      OEG, ginger
      OEG, spangle
      OEG, aoc
      Pit Game
      AOV H/F bantam

    Then there is a section for breed pairs, waterfowl and a junior section.

    So what do they mean by hard and soft feather, I know nothing so sorry for the dumb questions, I am thinking that Isa Brown is a soft feather and that i would have to enter in the AOV class. Also, I think they would be large, not bantam.

    Is that right?

    As I said, I know squat about chickens.
     
  2. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    i know nothing about chickens either xD
    I think soft feathered is like the fine fluffyness of silkies and stuff. I wouldnt know.
    Have you any pics of them?
     

  3. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    They don't have catergories going by feathers in the U.S... over here they're by heavy or light breeds, laying, meat, & ornamental, etc.

    I had to look Isa Brown up because I've never heard of it, it says 'a cross between Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White chickens.'
    She would most definitely go in the soft feath large catergory, and AOV.
     
  4. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Aha, thanks Amos.

    I like my little chickens, they are happy little guys (girls, actually)

    But, they are still living at work with their 17 hatchmates cos I'm still trying to let my mother bring me home! lol

    I picked two that had heaps of white on their rear ends, and white spots. Dont know if thats a colour fault or not ... guess I will find out at the show. They are pretty with their white though :wink:
     
  5. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
  6. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    lol they look like our average chicken xD
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Amos, we think alike :wink: You know what they say about great minds and fools ...

    I registered and asked the question there. Turns out because they are a hybrid, probably cant show them.

    Also found out they dont live very long (like 2 - 3 yrs!) although some on those boards have had them for 8. Here's hoping my girls live a bit longer.
     
  8. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Yup :wink: , well, sometimes I like to think 'Great minds think alike, but greater minds don't.'
    And yes I found your post on there, I didn't know that about 'hybrids', I thought they were being characterized as a normal breed over there :cry: I would still call and ask just in case, some shows aren't as strict as others. Not sure.

    I can't believe the amount of people on there.. theres always like atleast 200 on! Lol.
     
  9. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    yeah, I couldnt believe I posted my question, one and a half days later I had to go to page two to find it!

    They are definitely an active forum ... but some of the questions about goats leads me to worry about the goats
     
  10. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    Me too.. I felt like directing everyone to here, but I don't think you're exactly supposed to post links to other forums according to their rules. :sigh:

    Never know about anyone :shrug:
     
  11. Julie

    Julie New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Southern PA
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