APA Standard of Perfection

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CHICKEN CRAZY1, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Does anyone have a APA 2010 standard of perfection? I have been wanting to read it but unfortunately my local library cannot get it. I think that 50+ dollars is a ridiculous price,but If no one can help me maybe I should bite the bullet. I am studying the breeds so I can show my chickens this summer in my local 4-h show. I have many different breeds of chickens,but for this year I am going to focus on New Hampshire Reds, Rhode Island reds, Barred Rocks, Americuanas, and/or Buff orpingtons. If you have this book (or another edition that might have these breeds) could you please look it up for me? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    One measure as to whether someone is serious about something is whether they are willing to make the investment, the key investment necessary to participate.

    Going to take up golf? Lessons, shoes and clubs.
    Want to learn to ski? Lessons, clothes and ski equipment.

    The SOP is published exclusively by the American Poultry Association and is copyrighted. It is only available from the APA. Just before Christmas, the hard copy was on sale for around $80 shipped. Not bad. There are some paperback versions for a bit less that sometimes get sold at various shows.

    I'd highly suggest you get your copy. It is an encyclopedia of poultry, filled with terrific pictures and invaluable information.

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  3. horsedirt

    horsedirt Chirping

    Mar 28, 2013
    Morriston Florida
  4. Thank you very much. i think it also is somthing worth buying. I think I am going to invest in one.
  5. daphneysmamma

    daphneysmamma Chirping

    Jul 30, 2013
    erwin , NC
    does it have bantams and regular sized chickens all in the one book
  6. saladin

    saladin Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    It contains all the fowl, breeds and varieties recognized by the APA: standard Chickens, Bantams, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys and Guineas.

    If you are going to exhibit or breed chickens it is a must; otherwise, you are just spinning your wheels.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2014
  7. daphneysmamma

    daphneysmamma Chirping

    Jul 30, 2013
    erwin , NC
    i ordered my copy yesterday .. i will carry it with me from now on if need be..lol.. at least once i get it i will know what im looking for when i buy a bird

  8. Wooo Hoo,

    Just found this on http://www.half.ebay.com
    The American Standard of Perfection,
    Illustrated a Complete Description of All
    Recognized Varieties of Fowls
    (2010, Paperback)

    9.85 + 3.49 ship

    I always look at this site before buying on ebay, or amazon, or abebooks!
    I think there is an old copy on books.google

    http://books.google.com/books?id=rA...=onepage&q=the standard of perfection&f=false

    this link will take you to the book so that you just place it in your library,
    so it can be read on a tablet or laptop, pc, if you have internet....
  9. Melabella

    Melabella Crowing

    Jun 2, 2011
    Hello all,, thought I would use this thread to ask this question. What year was the latest version of the APA standard book updated? Was it 2010?

    Thank you,

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