Buzzbomb has filled out nicely...he would be a prime candidate for show.
This little man would be awesome for show too, he has no name yet. (Any suggestions?)
This ones name I just had it pop into my head. This one is my Daddys favorite. He wants a nice picture of him for their wall of roosters. A couple of my men already hold a spot on their wall now. Hank and this one are next, when I can get some really great shots of them. So, with this one being Daddys favorite of the Serama, I will name him Jack. :) Seems perfect don't you think?
I have had my eye on these three for a while now to show in this upcoming show in February. This is my time, this is the one thing I absolutely love to do, its 'my thing'.
The only problem is, when I called Beth this morning to enter my birds, she says that I may not be able to have them judged.
Judging Serama is different than regular birds, they are judged by their stance, their weight is a big factor, and their tail feathering. There are also other points, but these are some of the main things they look at.
Judges have to be certified to judge. Most are not certified to judge Serama because they are such a relatively unknown and unheard of breed. They are still rare. Leave it up to me to have the new up and coming breed that can't even be judged if they don't have a Serama judge.
Beth is going to find out if any of the judges they are using is qualified to judge Serama and I will call her back then to find out. I haven't entered any birds at all yet, because if I can't bring Serama ( I can bring them, but they wont be judged, so whats the point) then I will have to choose all new birds to bring.
She asked me if I was planning on bringing any other birds besides the Serama. I said yes that I wanted to bring one of my Sultan roos.
She got very excited! She said "Ohhh you have Sultans???" I said yes, and I planned to breed them this Spring. She said she would love to see those, that no one has ever brought Sultans. I may, bring all four, if I can't bring the Serama. It is a lot of work to prepare white birds. With white birds you have to give them a bath, blow dry them, and manage to keep them clean til show day. They have feathered feet, so that is no small task. I did it last year with my three bantam cochin frizzles some of you may remember. With dark birds there is no need for a bath, just some mineral oil on their legs, feet, wattles and comb and they are ready to go.
These two here I am considering entering too, these are the two offspring from Kuckoo and Coco. They would be under cockeral and pullet though, not hen and rooster. They are under a year old. (Sorry, not a very good picture)
In the meantime, Rod will be going no matter what...since Beth was very enthusiastic about me bringing Sultans.
I have someone going with me this year, so I won't have to be all by myself. Ians dads wife Cristi wanted to go with me, and she shows her dogs, so even though she doesnt show chickens, she does show, and will appreciate all the hard work that everyone put into the show and all the people and birds there. I know she will have a great time. I love her, she is so nice.
There is one thing I discovered. My sister Patti said she would be coming for a visit in February. Well, I just read her journal from over the weekend, and wouldn't you know it, her younger daughter will be holding her competition the weekend of the show. Thats alright though...because she will be doing her dance competition while I am showing. I imagine both our activities will end around the same time, so after the show we can meet up, no worries. We will work out the details...but Patti, if your reading this, don't expect my house to be spotless! LOL! If I am gone all day Saturday we may come home to some dust and dirt, but I know you wont mind. Cause you are my sister, and you love me, dirt and all. :)