I have had two conversations with exhibitors recently that have called me that made the same comment so I thought it would be good conversation to see what others thought. Again some exhibitors blame the judges for everything. Do I feel that there are some judges that take the easy way out and not pick a good color bird so they don't get criticized for it? There probably has been some that have done that but I think most do not. I have had exhibitors say they wont go to a certain show because they feel a judge will only pick a certain type of bird small,big,certain type, etc. But I feel it is up to the exhibitor to make the judges take notice. If more people would raise the tougher varieties, raise good color birds, show in amounts so the judges will notice them. I raise Plymouth Rocks and yes the Whites have won more often but recently I have been seeing that change, I have seen a lot of Barreds being selected winners, I see it at shows I go to and notice it in the Poultry Press. But again recently I have seen as many or more Barreds shown in the class there is a lot of competition in Barreds now. So the judges are taking notice, and I think that can be the case in any color. When I tell people I raise barred rocks and other color plymouth rocks a lot say that is to much work and they want to win right away. If more people would try the colored birds the varieties will improve and they will be noticed more. What is your thoughts on this subject.
I think if they did away with all the point systems the parti-colored birds would be a lot more popular. That said, I do raise a few white birds and am working to improve a line of blacks. But once they get to where I want them, they will be distributed out to others that want to show them. I will continue to raise Partridge, Brown Red, Buff, Silver Laced and a few others as long as I'm able to take care of them.
Pilgrim in a foreign land and a true believer.
1st John 5:11-12