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Bigmista
05-06-2008, 01:15 PM
OK folks,

I don't usually do the chicken for our group but because there were two KCBS contests at Stagecoach we all shifted resposibilities for the second one. Here is my chicken box. Please let me know what you think for my first try and how it could be improved.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Stagecoach/Stagecoach112.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Stagecoach/Stagecoach112.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Stagecoach/Stagecoach113.jpg

Solidkick
05-06-2008, 01:19 PM
I like it....8

Sledneck
05-06-2008, 01:24 PM
Ahhhh chicken that actually looks like chicken not a stretched out plastic pillow . I like it the only thing that catches my eye is the significant color fade from the top to the sides of the chicken

backyardchef
05-06-2008, 01:26 PM
I'd say 8, too, probably. Aside from Sled's notes, I'd say the parsley could be just a wee bit more even....nitpicky, I know....

Kidcurry73
05-06-2008, 01:27 PM
Grubbin!!! I love BBQD chicken!!! That looks great. I've never been to a comp so I have no idea what it might score but I think it looks good!

Westexbbq
05-06-2008, 01:32 PM
Pretty darn good Bigmista.
I would kill for a box like that myself.
At least an 8 for sure.
Might be a bit too fluffy around the edges of the box.
dos centavos.

BBQ_Mayor
05-06-2008, 01:33 PM
I'd give it an 7 or 8. Looks uniform in size but I can see some dark spots, but that could also be the angle of the camara. Too much green.

BBQ Grail
05-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Here's what I think of your chicken!

I'D EAT IT ALL!

Scottie
05-06-2008, 01:44 PM
My only critique would be it looks a bit "blotchy"... Not sure if that is a word, but it just doesn't look look even.

Otherwise, the box looks good and it's filled up.

Diva
05-06-2008, 01:51 PM
8, leaning towards 9. I wouldn't have had the parsley up that high on the edges, even with the box is how I would have done it. The chicken, it's not manipulated balls of bird, I like that!

Paola Greg
05-06-2008, 01:58 PM
8, leaning towards 9. I wouldn't have had the parsley up that high on the edges, even with the box is how I would have done it. The chicken, it's not manipulated balls of bird, I like that!

Ditto

Roo-B-Q'N
05-06-2008, 02:10 PM
First thought was an 8. And as everyone mentioned looks a bit blotchy going from darker to lighter. Box looks full and the pieces are uniform and moist looking. So what were the scores?????

Bigmista
05-06-2008, 02:12 PM
I'm at work and don't have the scores handy. I finished 14th out of 30 teams.

Ron_L
05-06-2008, 02:29 PM
Probably a 9. There is a lot of glare but the chicken makes me want to eat it.

Jorge
05-06-2008, 02:52 PM
Nice box.

The parsley is a little too high, but the color is great.

The color on the thighs is a little uneven.

The back left thigh is a little smaller than the rest.

All of the alleged:wink: defects are small. You'd be knocking on the door for a 9 from me. As is I'd give it an 8.

I like a nice even box, in color, size of samples, etc.... If my eyes are drawn to one spot because that particular piece of meat stands out as superior OR inferior then I tend to become more critical and notice other things.

Turn in what you've got, and do the best you can with it. Nice box!

Bigmista
05-06-2008, 02:58 PM
The color unevenness (is that a word?) was my fault. It was probably because the thighs were touching on the shelf.

Everyone on our team loved the flavor so that's probably why it wasn't top ten. Usually when we like it, the judges don't.

Sawdustguy
05-06-2008, 03:02 PM
It looks delicious Neil. I give it a solid 8, maybe a borderline 9!

pigmaker23
05-06-2008, 04:21 PM
neil, i think your pictures got mixed up with mine..LOL:-P , i would go with soild 8's across the board, for your "first time" its a great box !!!

Caseyjoenz
05-06-2008, 05:17 PM
8...good work outta you!

Bigmista
05-06-2008, 06:09 PM
Thanks for all of the 8's guys! That encourages me to work even harder.

Shotgun
05-06-2008, 06:24 PM
Probably an 8, looks good, chicken looks like it is buried in the greens could be the angle of the pic.

ZBQ
05-07-2008, 03:14 AM
It looks delicious Neil. I give it a solid 8, maybe a borderline 9!

What he ^^^ said!

Good job Neil!