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02-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Received some disappointment yesterday--my roosters have been fighting and my prize Red Shouldered Yokohama has had his Right eye injured--I'm pretty sure he has lost sight--the eye now looks like one big pupil..My Question is ---Is he still Show-worthy with this defect? Will to many points be deducted from him because of this, that would make showing him a waste of time and energy? Any Thoughts are appreciated--Thanks. :( Greg
I'm sure it would fall under ''condition' & knock him down a lot. He will stand with his good eye facing out, so it might not get noticed if he isn't handled! :wink:
02-15-2009, 07:06 PM
If I were you I would try to get some chicks out of him from a good hen. The babies would also be really good.
02-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Eyes are worth a total of 4 points out of the 100 available.On pg 31 of the APA Standard, "One eye destroyed leaving only the socket" or "Blind in 1 eye" is a maximum cut of 2 points (Blind in both eyes is a DQ). "Eye showing permanent injury, but retaining form is a deduction of anywhere from 1/2 to 1 point. In Theory, you still have a minimum of 98 points available.
Realistically, I have experienced Judges that place a high importance on the eye, however most realize that it is a small defect. There is usually not much competition in the Yoko's. If the bird is of the quality that would have normally earned it a Best of Breed, a blind eye is not going to take much away. The only way it should effect it's placing is if there is another bird that is equal in quality, with 2 good eyes.
Short answer to long rambling...Yes, Show It!
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