Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#88059 - 06/09/09 09:14 AM Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
I was wondering if anyone was going to the Ohio Nationals this year in November? I am going to be going--mainly to look but to compete as well. I just want to "try" I suppose, and it will be an honor to see so many other breeders doing what they love.

I would like to meet some people *if* they were already going to go, but if nobody wants to meet up, it's okay! I'll be the crazy lady hovering next to the Langshans!

Top
#88060 - 06/12/09 09:25 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Langshan Girl Offline
Bantam

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 60
Loc: Wisconsin
Hi jrsygntbrdr,

You sound like me! I am the same person you were speaking to in the langshan group. I still haven't made up my mind if I am going. I have wanted to go to the Ohio national for 12 years now! I really want to go, but I am hurting a bit for cash lol. I'll let you know if I think I can make it! I should have several langshan cockerels and pullets ready by that time smile

Take Care,

Langshangirl (Cindy)

Top
#88061 - 06/15/09 07:06 AM Re: Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
I understand the hurting for cash...the same applies to me, but I figure this might be one of the last (and first) times I get to go!

I don't know how bad my financial situation will be then...but darnit. It's an experience I want to do and better yet...my boyfriend will be driving the 11 hours in the car with the birds with me!! laugh

I've got some awesome blue chicks that just hatched out. 1 cockerel and 1 pullet...so they won't be ready until next year. My Langshan cock...I'm debating pulling his tail but my luck that would ruin him completely.

You REALLY should come! laugh

Top
#88062 - 07/06/09 07:56 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Cleelum Chick Offline
Chick

Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 10
Loc: Washington
I will be there they are haveing the 2009 Orpington national there. Should be a lot of fun.

Top
#88063 - 10/08/09 10:18 AM Re: Ohio Nationals
C. G. McCary Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 613
Loc: Alabama
Hey Mikaela: as you already know, I'm gonna be there & hope to meet up with you.

The cockerels I am taking are going to be 7 months old, and I am wishing I had hatched them out about a month earlier (March instead of April-- got rid of all the March birds)-- still waiting on one to get his tail grown some! I know you have shown them as young as 6 months-- the BR male you had. Is he going?

Chris

Top
#88064 - 10/13/09 03:21 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
I'm "hoping" to make it to the nationals this year. I'm afraid I may not be able to make it thanks to money issues.

I still have the Barred Rock male, hopefully he'll still be there then! laugh But, yes, I'm hoping to take him but I'm doubting he will place at all.

I'm more optimistic about the Langshans than any of the other birds.

Top
#88065 - 10/23/09 11:24 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
I never look at this section...don't show poultry. But for some reason, today I did and have silly question. Why would you 'pull' a roosters tail? Does this mean the same as pulling a horse's mane, to thin it out so it isn't so bulky or to take out some length? Is this an acceptable thing to do, a regular poultry practice? I've never heard of such a thing. Why is it done?

Top
#88066 - 10/24/09 09:16 AM Re: Ohio Nationals
CJR Online   content
Coop Master

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8489
Loc: Montana
For Show, to be competitive, a bird must be in full mature plumage--NO feathers missing, and choosing birds to enter can be a guess--for best condition. Note this was posted in JUNE for a November Show.....

If a cockerel or cock has a broken tail feather, a new full feather will not grow in until natural molt drops it. However, if 3 to 4 months ahead of the show,you pull out the broken feather, the new one can be grown in, in time for the Show. This is only for those who WANT to enter their very good type bird and hope to win~! Takes timing and luck!

I don't show competitively, but I breed "SHow birds" for others to breed and show--but at Show time,it is then someone else's problem to have them in "Show condition" CJR

And yes any other change, is deceptive and can lead to Disqualification.

Top
#88067 - 10/25/09 01:32 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
CJR explained it perfectly. I'm always apprehensive of pulling a tail. If you pull too early, you could damage the feather follicle and cause ingrown feathers or actually injure the bird if you do it incorrectly.

I wound up pulling him earlier this year. Feathers are coming in beautifully. Slower than I'd like, but if you rush it...

Top
#88068 - 10/26/09 06:53 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
Ah...sort of like me, yanking out that crazy, kinky gray hair only to have it replace itself several months later with more crazy, kinky gray hair!

I would have to think yanking out a tail feather would leave a hole big enough to plant a tree in! Is there a 'method'? Do you wrap his butt in a warm, moist towel, like they used to do in the old days before a shave? OR do you just grab and yank and hope he forgives you? Ouch! Thanks for the explanation, learned something new.

Top
#88069 - 10/26/09 09:38 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
I know that some showers will take a pair of needlenose pliers to a stubborn wing feather that's been torn up. I did that ONE time. The feather did not grow back, so I never did it again. Now, I wait for the feathers to tell me when they are ready to go.

One person swore up and down that "pinching" the follicle helped loosen it. I watched him pinch and it bled awfully. I thought he had damaged it so that only ingrown feathers would result, but the bird was there the next year, all feathers in tow!

Top
#88070 - 10/27/09 10:43 AM Re: Ohio Nationals
Bushman Offline
Ruler of the Roost

Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 1047
Loc: Wisconsin
Here is the way to do it. Cut off the damaged feather with a scissors a week or two before pulling it. Leave just enough to grab onto with the pliers. That way the feather dies and is much easier to pull - and less painful for the chicken.
_________________________
Pilgrim in a foreign land and true believer.
1st John 5:11-12

Top
#88071 - 10/27/09 11:22 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
With my luck, I'd forget about which feather it was. That's an excellent idea Bushman! Much better than simply pull-and-tug!

Top
#88072 - 12/20/09 12:19 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
C. G. McCary Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 613
Loc: Alabama
Hello everyone. I went to Ohio Nationals last month. I entered 3 Buckeye cockerels and really I did not know what to expect since it was my first show. The three placed #1,#2 & #3 cockerels with my #1 bird taking Best of Breed (BB). Laura Haggarty's Buckeye pullet that was Reserve American Champion at the Lucasville show took Reserve Best of Breed (RB). I took a picture of my cockerel, which was hard because he wouldn't sit still. The flash makes him look lighter than he appears in person but you can see his body type was pretty good. He weighed about 7 lbs 14 oz just before I took him to the show and was 7 months old.

My BB Buckeye cockerel:


Sorry I missed seeing you CJR. I heard you were there Sunday morning but you had already departed-- would loved to have met you. I took a few other pictures of birds I thought superb, including a very show-off turkey that went on to win it all:


Top
#88073 - 12/20/09 01:35 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
CJR Online   content
Coop Master

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8489
Loc: Montana
Chris, Well done!
Visited with a lot of old(and I mean OLD) friends and met lots of new ones--YOUNG ONES ! That is really a pleasure, but viewed few birds besides the Dutch Bantams. LONG trip for a short visit, but worth it all!
CJR

Top
#88074 - 12/22/09 01:43 PM Re: Ohio Nationals
C. G. McCary Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 613
Loc: Alabama
CJR: so very sorry I missed you. Laura H. went looking for you for me . . . I was pretty excited about meeting you. Then she came back & told me you had flown out. I asked, "Does she really exist or is CJR a 'ghost,' a figment of the Coop?" LOL!

The knid folks at Poultry Press just sent me a picture of my BB Cockerel:

Top
#88075 - 01/07/10 11:53 AM Re: Ohio Nationals
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
So sorry I didn't get to meet with you. frown I had so hoped to! Money just didn't come together this year. Hopefully things will calm down a bit more this year so I can enjoy the show routine again!

Congrats on your Buckeye!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Admin @ The Coop, Moderator2