Walt, thank you for informing me that you are actually connected to the organizations, rather just someone dropping by and going holy roller, oddly enough I feel better about a scolding when it comes from someone actually "authorized" to make it, lol. I DO understand copyright. I really do, and I support it whole heartedly. BUT I also have been on several different forums where people where trying to find that same info and not succeeding. Nankin forums as a whole tend to be.... less that hyperactive and accurate information can be very hard come by. Until that was posted I had never gotten to actually see the standard description and I've been looking for over a year. Longtime breeders also seem to be reluctant to post pictures of their star birds, as that kind of gives away to all the other breeders what the competition at the next show looks like
Perhaps some compromise could be found where there is actual solid information available that could be shared at will, without being a word for word copy/past of the standard. I do realize that a TON of work goes into coming up with those standards. And I wasn't actually meaning that we should have it for free forever. But go back through this thread start to finish and you'll see that MOST posts are people trying find these birds or find information about these birds. I only meant that it kinda sucks to find out that info that can already be hard to come by already, was going to be taken away. I will buy my own copy of that standard at some point before I begin seriously breeding my birds, but in the meantime I need something to go by while I'm raising these babies I have now. (although honestly that standard doesn't help with this issue all that much. it tells me what my goal is, but is a little dry on how to get there besides making the roosters that look the most right have lots of chicken sex with the hens that look the most right )
And from my end, I didn't mean for my earlier post to read as harsh it probably did. Like I said I have been researching nankins for over a year now. It took me months to find a breeder, more months to get the chicks. (Mary Ann just INSISTS that shipping chicks by mail in December with its freezing and raining is a bad idea ) And I'm still trying to learn about chicken genetics and breeding practices. General chicken info is plentiful, but every hard won nankin specific nugget is like a tooth pulled. I had a knee-jerk reaction to your post and should have waited a bit to make I response instead typing in fluster.