Yes, the Marans variety that are accepted (many still await further work) are now bound into the new edition. Your Wyandottes haven't seen a change in their standard for forever and a day.
Which brings up a touchy subject, but may as well put it out there so folks understand. Here's what happens in far too many cases. Let's say a group works their butts off leveling out a group of 50 birds to exhibit a "new" breed or variety of a breed so that it finally gets voted in as an accepted variety or breed. I hate to say this but often? Too often? That's the last anyone works with it. Right away folks are so stinkin' ADHD that they're off to something "new" and exciting. And why is this, you ask? Money. Selling sub standard eggs is money taken from the uninformed. Too bad.
We already have way too breeds and varieties. Way too many for the relatively few quality breeders who actually work to maintian and improve the birds. Yet more and more "new" varieties issue the siren call of distraction. Sigh.
The reality is that there are more varieties and breeds that are in horrid, horrid shape than there are varieties that are decent enough to be exhibited as good representations of the birds. Sad. Human nature I guess, but it is still sad.
Edited by Fred's Hens - 2/26/16 at 7:24pm