Can I get the poultry judging standards online?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by australorp_breeder, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there's a book called The Poultry Standards of Perfection book, but I was wondering if there's any place online where I can find the judging requirements for chickens? I've tried googling and all that comes up is the book. I live in CA if that means anything.
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    No. You have to buy the book. What are you looking for? There are 100 points. The points go like this:
    I just found (on page 39 of the colored SOP book) the points system for the SOP. "The General Scale of Points." There are 2 sets of points. One is for white and one is for other than white. The ones with * are points for, "other than white." The only difference in these, from the white, is that the shape and color are different points, but the total in that category is the same. The other points (without the *) are the same, white or not. ..... OK, here are the 100 points broken down:

    SYMMETRY: 4 (shape)
    WEIGHT OR SIZE: 4 (shape)
    CONDITION AND VIGOR: 10 (shape)
    COMB: 5 (shape)
    BEAK: 3 (2 for shape, 1 for color)
    SKULL & FACE: 4 (3 for shape, 1 for color)
    EYES: 4 (2 for shape, 2 for color)
    WATTLES: 2 (shape)
    EARLOBES: 4 (2 for shape, 2 for color)
    *NECK: 6 (1 for shape, 5 for color)
    *BACK: 12 (6 for shape, 6 for color)
    *TAIL: 8 (4 for shape, 4 for color)
    *WINGS: 8 (3 for shape, 5 for color)
    *BREAST: 10 (5 for shape, 5 for color)
    *BODY & FLUFF: 8 (5 for shape, 3 for color)
    LEGS & TOES: 8 (5 for shape, 3 for color)
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What breed do you need the standard for?
    Australorp?

    Chris
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    kathyinmo - thanks for the info, it helps me better understand the whole judging side of things. I'm new to the whole chicken thing and will be attending my first show tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  5. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the poultry show I went to this past weekend they had the book out in the morning on a table to buy, and then come the afternoon and the next day they weren't selling it anymore. I should've bought it when I had the chance!
     
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  6. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Quote:Check Amazon.com - you may even be able to get a good deal on a used book. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you go to strombergs chickens
    you can get the Black/ White version of the American Standard of Perfection for around $20.00


    Chris
     
  8. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! But I found one for $15 in the Murray McMurray Hatchery catalog.
     
  9. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Quote:Good one - happy reading. [​IMG]
     
  10. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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