Quote:it is the standard of perfection. you can buy books and there is also a link on the cochins international site. i would personally recommend buying the book if you plan on breeding. i know they sell it on the apa, american poultry association website. you also do not have to be a breeder to join CI. anyone that likes cochins is more than welcome to join and it's a really good organization. they also send out an informative newsletter to all their members Just a note to add - the ABA refers to the Bantam SOP as just the Bantam Standard. You can purchase that from the American Bantam Association website. One great page I refer to often is the judging points. If you're trying to decide what carrys more weight when judging - for instance the comb or the wing carriage, this will tell you exactly. I'm at work so I don't have my book at hand, but if I remember correctly, there are a total of 60 points overall that can be earned for type/shape, and 40 points that can be earned for correct plumage.