malndobe it is not a matter of being short sighted in limiting the SOP to Spangled Orloff only at this time. There is a process in place by the APA to have a breed/variety acepted. The 5 breeders that have bred for 5 yrs etc... That being said, when the time comes for a qualifying meet to accept the breed/variety, there is a specific number of birds in htat breed of said variety that needs to be shown, 200 birds to be exact. Unless someone is going to import 200 White Orloff, I don't see it being a possibility at this time to get them accepted, let alone put in the proposed SOP. That is the reason that only Spangled are being written into the proposed Standard at this time. Once we have other varieties available where breeders are getting their numbers up, it's a matter of adding the proposed variety an submitting it for acceptance. That is with the same requirements of 5 breeder having breed for 5 yrs etc... One thing that the APA changed is that the breeders have to be members of the APA for 5 yrs as well.
OK, that makes more sense. It's different in the dog world when we want to make changes to a breed standard, MUCH easier to put it all in up front than it is to try to change it later.