Originally Posted by junebuggena
It's not deemed purebred, because the birds won't reproduce in a consistent manner. In poultry, breed is not determined by parentage.
Right. I think the absurdity of that was the point of my and @GoldApps post reflecting that practice. I think we all get the point of standards (to a degree) but I also think it's a very small percent of people who own poultry that even remotely care for them. The conflict seems to come from whichever school of thought you subscribe to. I've never cared for or about, the angst over some of the purebreed groups (earlier examples in earlier posts). Americana/Ameraucana - Same theoretical bird, but feathering DQs one (from shows I agree with, from lineage I'm still not sold on - logic and all) - however you feel about that though, it's highly unlikely that these pool of birds ever see each other. Those who care about shows and standards will have a market as will those who don't. Somewhere along the lines, those who do often try to lord over those who don't. I have birds from both quality and don't care either way - for the record.