Comparing the ABA and the APA Standards of Perfection

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poltroon, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It had been my understanding that the ABA and APA standards of perfection were similar in terms of the actual standard

    My daughter is showing Bantam Sussex and this week realized her confusion about the standard weight was come by honestly:

    APA 2010:
    Cock 36 oz
    Cockerel 32 oz
    Hen 32 oz
    Pullet 28 oz

    ABA 2011:
    Cock 34 oz
    Cockerel 30 oz
    Hen 30 oz
    Pullet 28 oz

    Now... since exact weight is only a small part of the points and since judges aren't typically using a scale, I accept that it's unlikely that this is making a significant judging difference.

    But, in the case where the standards conflict, how is the conflict resolved? Does the ABA override if the show carries both sanctions, but not if the show is only APA sanctioned?

    And how is it anyway that the weights wouldn't be the same?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Interesting queston
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  3. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For Buckeye bantams, there's a 4 oz difference on the hen weight:


    APA 2010:
    Cock: 34 oz
    Cockerel: 30 oz
    Hen: 28 oz
    Pullet: 26 oz


    ABA 2011:
    Cock: 34 oz
    Cockerel: 32 oz
    Hen: 32 oz
    Pullet: 28 oz
     

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