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   If you thought the idea of a dog show was ludicrous, wait until you see pictures from a chicken championship

23 Feb 2013 12:02 PM   |   3284 clicks   |   Slate
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St_Francis_P     
With today's GOP, it's just natural that chicken beauty pageants would become popular.

23 Feb 2013 08:35 AM
make me some tea    [TotalFark]  
I used to have a Polish hen. She wasn't too bright, or maybe she just seemed stupid because she couldn't see well through all those feathers.

23 Feb 2013 08:44 AM
lack of warmth     
GO C*CKS!

/in before the UofSC fans
//maybe that will draw some UofSC cheerleader pics

23 Feb 2013 11:18 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
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Haters gonna hate

23 Feb 2013 12:04 PM
lorosammy     
I bet they still taste like chicken

23 Feb 2013 12:04 PM
Elegy     
At a dog show right now, getting a kick out the headline etc

23 Feb 2013 12:06 PM
boinkingbill     
Gee honey, what do you say we go to a cock show tomorrow.

23 Feb 2013 12:10 PM
mikaloyd    [TotalFark]  

St_Francis_P: With today's GOP, it's just natural that chicken beauty pageants would become popular.


This is obviously a Republican trying to make Democrats look foolish.

23 Feb 2013 12:11 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     
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/wanna go to a bunny show
//not the 4H type though

23 Feb 2013 12:11 PM
thorthor     
The first one must be a rasta chicken. No i said rasta, not roaster.

23 Feb 2013 12:11 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
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And to think in some countries these animals are eaten!

23 Feb 2013 12:15 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: [i109.photobucket.com image 600x463]

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/wanna go to a bunny show
//not the 4H type though


Meat or Pets?

23 Feb 2013 12:15 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Ask and ye shall receive


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23 Feb 2013 12:18 PM
Pockafrusta     
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23 Feb 2013 12:19 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
1. I have a book called Extraordinary Chickens with similar pictures. I probably have pictures of my own from a chicken exhibition at a country fair.

2. I know a woman whose job was to make sure the chickens shown in a movie were the correct breeds. You wouldn't want somebody to say Polish and then cut to a shot of a Buff Orpington.

23 Feb 2013 12:24 PM
TiiiMMMaHHH     
trust me folks, this rabbit hole goes DEEP.  My wifey and I moved to rural maine from urban maine (if there is such a thing) almost a year ago.  We now have 30+ chickens, two ducks and two albino turkeys.  She's getting into showing this year, already into conservation of rare breeds.  It's some arian race shiat.  They breed for types and color, and whack anything sub-par.  She's constantly talking to her 'chicken people' about bartering and breeding advice.  Between that and our 1 year old daughter, there's no intimate relationship between us to speak of anymore.

BE WARNED..  If you value your time with your partner, DO NOT let them get into the world of show cocks.

23 Feb 2013 12:27 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  

TiiiMMMaHHH: If you value your time with your partner, DO NOT let them get into the world of show cocks.


Sounds like an indecent exposure charge might follow.

23 Feb 2013 12:30 PM
KrispyKritter     
livin' la vita loca
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23 Feb 2013 12:36 PM
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You know what I got a crave for? Some of that Chicken Champ.

/Too obscure?

23 Feb 2013 12:37 PM
r1niceboy     
"God, Dougal, you should have seen him. He's just a shadow of a sheep."

"I'm not surprised, Ted. If I was a sheep, I'd be watching my back right now."

23 Feb 2013 12:38 PM
Jim_Callahan     
What's strange about livestock shows, dog or otherwise?

They've been a feature of US culture since literally before we were an independent nation, has subby never been to a local fair?  They even have contests where they compare squash and so on.

This shiat getting to the national level is just a result of the internet making organizing national events from local ones trivial, it's not like the ideas themselves are new.

23 Feb 2013 12:38 PM
Boonlert Boonpan     
Who doesn't enjoy a little cocksmanship?

23 Feb 2013 12:47 PM
sweet-daddy-2     
I've been known to breed a chicken or two.....

23 Feb 2013 12:48 PM
DoctorCal    [TotalFark]  
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Also, Rhapsody has two mommies.

23 Feb 2013 12:50 PM
red5ish     
Who thinks the idea of a dog show is ludicrous?
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23 Feb 2013 12:55 PM
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23 Feb 2013 01:21 PM
The Voice of Doom     
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23 Feb 2013 01:21 PM
Meatybrain    [TotalFark]  
It looks like #3's been getting choked...

23 Feb 2013 01:33 PM
Tom_Slick     
Ludicrous dog show? Well move biatch get out the way.

23 Feb 2013 01:41 PM
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23 Feb 2013 01:44 PM
Uncle Tractor     
I would have loved to enter this guy in the competition:

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23 Feb 2013 01:48 PM
FloydA     
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23 Feb 2013 01:50 PM
JungleBoogie     
Look at my magnificent cock.

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LOOK AT IT.

23 Feb 2013 02:08 PM
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23 Feb 2013 03:24 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
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Correction: This photo was mistakenly identified at Carol Channing in the July 9, 1940 issue of
"Hollywood Chicken News". It is, in fact, Phylls Diller. Our apologies to Miss Channing.

Carol Channing, without furs and feathers, in 1957:
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That lady had style. God bless.

23 Feb 2013 04:12 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
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I don't know why, but this reminds me of my brother.
In fact, that is exactly the same look my brother would
have on his face if I told him he looked like this dog.

23 Feb 2013 04:14 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

Uncle Tractor: I would have loved to enter this guy in the competition:

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You might like the book How to Keep Dinosaurs. It talks about what we know of dinosaur lifestyles and what they would be useful for if they were still around, such as pets, zoo animals, guard animals, park animals, etc. It covers behaviour, diet, size, and intelligence, among other factors determining how you would have to provide for their needs.

Those small dinosaurs might make good apartment pets if declawed. Take a look at those claws--not something you would want on your couch or persian rugs. Perhaps not good show animals for that same reason, but it certainly is a beautiful specimen. I'd certainly love to see people's candid reactions posted to YouTube.

I like the faun-like dappling. This is a very reasonable guess at what small ground-and bush-hunting dinosaurs would look like. They would need camouflage for the forest floor and therefore would likely be coloured very like a ground-nesting bird or small mammal.

23 Feb 2013 04:22 PM
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23 Feb 2013 04:25 PM
thisone     
huh, I wondered if she was still photographing chickens. She was interviewed on one of the very early Poultry Slams.

Sadly, due to that episode, I know more than I want to about how a chicken should be posed.

:'(

23 Feb 2013 04:46 PM
thisone     

TiiiMMMaHHH: trust me folks, this rabbit hole goes DEEP.  My wifey and I moved to rural maine from urban maine (if there is such a thing) almost a year ago.  We now have 30+ chickens, two ducks and two albino turkeys.  She's getting into showing this year, already into conservation of rare breeds.  It's some arian race shiat.  They breed for types and color, and whack anything sub-par.  She's constantly talking to her 'chicken people' about bartering and breeding advice.  Between that and our 1 year old daughter, there's no intimate relationship between us to speak of anymore.

BE WARNED..  If you value your time with your partner, DO NOT let them get into the world of show cocks.


well, at least you can eat the rejects.

assuming showing chickens aren't less edible than, uh, eatin' chickens

23 Feb 2013 04:49 PM
roosterhead     
getting a kick out of this thread

23 Feb 2013 08:53 PM
Sneakytoes    [TotalFark]  
brantgoose:

That lady had style. God bless.

She's not dead
/getting better, cart, etc.

23 Feb 2013 11:45 PM
Canton     

thisone: TiiiMMMaHHH: trust me folks, this rabbit hole goes DEEP.  My wifey and I moved to rural maine from urban maine (if there is such a thing) almost a year ago.  We now have 30+ chickens, two ducks and two albino turkeys.  She's getting into showing this year, already into conservation of rare breeds.  It's some arian race shiat.  They breed for types and color, and whack anything sub-par.  She's constantly talking to her 'chicken people' about bartering and breeding advice.  Between that and our 1 year old daughter, there's no intimate relationship between us to speak of anymore.

BE WARNED..  If you value your time with your partner, DO NOT let them get into the world of show cocks.

well, at least you can eat the rejects.

assuming showing chickens aren't less edible than, uh, eatin' chickens


Depends on the breed. If she's raising Mille Fleures, for example, it takes maybe half a dozen birds to make a modest pot of stew. (My family had an overpopulation of cocks one year due to two or three hens being successfully broody. Something had to be done.) On the other hand, the Jersey Giant is probably good eating. Ultimately, show chickens are still chickens. And the meat is almost certainly better than the Tyson stuff at the grocery.

Livestock breeding does involve breeding for type. And culling. Artificial selection at work. It... takes some getting used to. But somehow, it's easier with chickens...

/Maybe you and your wife should get into goats, or something.
//You know, together.

24 Feb 2013 12:30 AM
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