Can I show a bird in a non-recognized color?

LaurelAvenue

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I have a splash Ameracauna and a Lemon cuckoo Cochin. Can I show these birds with non-recognized breed colorsin APA or 4-H shows as “other variety” within their breeds? Please excuse me if this is a dumb question.
 

Pyxis

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As far as APA shows go, yes :) You can show birds in colors that aren't accepted yet - in fact, them being shown is the only way they can eventually become accepted. However, they can never place any higher than reserve or best of variety.
 

thecreekhouse

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As far as APA shows go, yes :) You can show birds in colors that aren't accepted yet - in fact, them being shown is the only way they can eventually become accepted. However, they can never place any higher than reserve or best of variety.
Thank you! This is helpful. How do you indicate that they’re a non-standard color when you fill out the form to enter them in a show? Is there a space next to “breed” and “gender/age” where you write in what color they are?
 

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Thank you! This is helpful. How do you indicate that they’re a non-standard color when you fill out the form to enter them in a show? Is there a space next to “breed” and “gender/age” where you write in what color they are?
Yes, on the entry form there is a place where you write what variety the bird is. Generally they will also mark on the card when they make it out for the cage that it is NSV or AOV or maybe NRV, meaning it's not an accepted color.
 
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Egghead_Jr

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You'd call the splash- Blue not non recognized. Blue variety is typically shown with blue birds to show they are laced and the hue of blue is correct but a splash is still blue variety. 4-H and smaller shows it might do well for type, can't see it competing in a large show against blue birds is all.
 
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