Breed Representations in the APA Standards

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ryu, May 12, 2009.

  1. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I just saw some of the new illustrations for the 2007 edition of the APA Standard. My question is this: If it's not even close to the breed description, do judges really go by it?

    I am refering tothe Standard Cornish image in particular. There is no way the current bird, or the new image of the bird has the shoulders to carry a heart shaped back. The legs are wrong, the head is wrong, the wings are wrong.

    We've suffered through the current illustration for long enough. This does not help the Cornish Breed...off to write the APA.....
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    In all honesty...the illustrations are just there to make it a bit easier to understand. The "truth" lies in the words.

    How the heck did you get a 2007 standard?!
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ummm, do y'all mean 2009? [​IMG]
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    They finally printed a new version then?!

    I haven't heard anything about it???

    (Frolicks over to the APA website...)
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The best & most useful illustrations are the old black & white ones done by Schilling & others. These are the illustrations still used in the b & w edition of the standard. The colour illustrations in the more recent editions look like cartoons at best.
     
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Why have they not used actual photographs of outstanding representatives of each breed?
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Because they're not "perfect".

    The birds represented in the SOP are birds that are "perfect" according to the standard depictions.
     
  8. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not go by the pictures....go by the actual description. No picture is going to be perfect and no living bird will be perfect either. Try not to get too upset by it, it's not worth the energy really.

    UC
     
  9. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The artist has the images on her website.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Can you post a link?
     

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