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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:17 pm 
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In the discussions regarding the condition of show birds I noticed the judges spoke often of "Performing" and "in show bloom".
So I was wondering is there anything that can improve the redness of the face.??
I have a few girls that are in great condition, but are just pale in the face and comb.
Also what is meant by "Performing"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:50 am 
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Are your girls pullets or Hens ?
If they are hens it is because they are off the lay, so they won't redden up until they come back into lay.

If they are pullets & not in lay yet, they may be too young still.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:11 am 
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Performing means to pen train them at home so they become used to being in a pen and stand up nicely and move forward when a judge comes to their cage.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:32 pm 
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pen training helps get them used to be handled, and instead of attacking the judge or cowering in the corner will actively strut or stand correctly showing the shape....do not over train them though, you still want most breeds to be alert and active :-D a little oil on the legs and combs will enhance to colour without changing it...some people have "secret preparations" they use but I find a little olive oil work fine :-D cheers pam

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Thanks guys...

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