Black Swedish APA Status

jkiraly

In the Brooder
May 18, 2018
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Does anyone know if there is an effort to have black Swedish recognized by the APA? My son has some beauties and I hate that he can't show them.
 

EggSighted4Life

Crossing the Road
5 Years
Apr 9, 2016
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19,902
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California's Redwood Coast
Does anyone know if there is an effort to have black Swedish recognized by the APA? My son has some beauties and I hate that he can't show them.
Hi, hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

Seems like for chickens there is a category that non recognized colors can be shown in... think it might be called "any other variety".

Sorry I don't know the answer to you original question, but hopefully this will be helpful. Good luck! :fl
 

learycow

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 1, 2011
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Southern Maine
I have not heard of anyone that is currently working on getting them added.
Your son can still show them, but they can't place above BV since they are not a recognized variety of the breed.
 

GaryDean26

Chicken Czar
9 Years
Dec 22, 2011
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McAlester, OK
My Coop
My Coop
No, there isn't any work being done on the Swedish Black's to work towards APA recognition that I am aways of.

I have taken non-recognized breeds to APA shows before just because part of the fun of an APA show is to see new breeds. If a breed is not recognized by APA but has a proposed APA standard make sure you enter it in the class that it would be added to if/when recognized by APA and print a copy of the standard and pin it to the coop. If there is no standard you might consider contacting the show director and seeing if you can get a table at the show to put up a project board with information on the breed. That will help everyone know what the breed is (especially the judge) and will help with the introduction on the breed. I have done project boards at multiple shows and they always add a lot to the show.
 

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