Congratulations on choosing to raise and care for a chicken. Chickens are small,and require lots of care in the beginning of their lives, they need friends so think about the conditions that they will be living in.
Raising Baby Chicks
Perching: the chicken that perches fastest, stays there and is the most relaxed. (no clipped wings)
Type: best conformation - a good looking chicken. Having a well fed bird will influence the birds conformation.
Care and Attention (rearing): how well the chicken has been cared for, e.g. in good condition, no lice, good clean healthy looking feathers, clean bottom. The judge will speak to each child to find out how much they know about their chicken.
The judge will generally be looking for a good bond between the child and the chicken throughout the judging.