Doesn't it usually take a minimum of 5 years to have a breed/variety accepted into the APA, provided they have enough breeders, attending enough shows, with enough birds that meet the proposed SOP for the breed/variety? Seems like there are a lot of things that need to fall into place in order for it to happen. Sometimes language ties things up too. For example, is there agreement that Lavender Ameraucanas will be called "lavender" or will they be referred to as "self-blue" like some other breeds?
that is correct and the breeders all must have been members of APA for the entire five years.