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Showing Pouters


When you bring Pouters to a show, do they perform better for the judge if they are caged in the day before the judging, or just before the judging? In other words, if you had a choice, which would you do so they perform better for the judge? We are having the Tucson show this weekend and expect 50 plus Horseman and I'd like my birds to perform for the judge. emoticon


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Hmmm, good question, but . . . depends upon the bird on the day. I've kept a few TPs in the dark for a couple days before a show. They seemed to come alive when first placed in the show cages. But so did the test group NOT placed in the dark.

Keeping them separated works, of course.

So does letting them stay with a mate for a few days and THEN separating them the day before the show.

Placing TWO young hens in with one older cоck gets all three interested--then place them in the show cages. Of course, you better watch them intently so no feathers get ruffled. LOL. I used this method when racing YBs many years ago. Won a few pools with that tactic. In fact I discovered TPs when a California racing man told me how he used them to get his birds ready for the races. I HAD to try some. I'm glad I did.

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Interesting

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It also depends on the set up at the show itself Alan. Are the birds judged in their show pen or in a walking pen? Do the show pens for the pouter breeds have solid partitions so the birds can't see each other?
Are the birds judged on the day they go in or is it the next morning? There is a good article on training pigmy pouters for the show pen which would work for the Horseman. I'll track it down and post it for you.

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This is the article Alan
http://pigmypouter0.tripod.com/pigmypouter/id8.html

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