Welcome to Chicken State University. BYC is proud to have members who are licensed APA judges as well as recognized breeders of standard bred fowl and have been to Champion's row with their birds, many, many times. There is a growing number of folks who are serious about learning more, at an advanced level, about standard bred poultry and the Standard of Perfection for their favorite birds. This thread is NOT MERELY AN ON-LINE SHOW. Photos are very limiting and faculty and students alike recognize the reality of this shortcoming. Please bear this in mind at all time. The purpose of this thread is not about competition as it is about advanced education. Again, education is the goal. All members of BYC are always invited to read along and audit the classes as they are presented. Let's all commit to conducting this University with the highest of integrity and honor. This kind of honest evaluation, instruction and discussion, is simply invaluable to those growing in this hobby of standard bred poultry. We expect all CSU participants to always be kind but always honest, be more interested in learning than in being defensive or thin-skinned, and be invested in the University's objective, which it to teach, share and learn about standard bred poultry. The faculty will judge all submissions and will make comments about the birds' color, stance, back, head, feathering, tail, breast, wing carriage or any other area that strikes their fancy. The faculty may ask questions of the bird's owner, and this will require the submitting poster to follow up with any requested information. When submitting a photo, please state the age of the bird. Sharing any other details about the birds growth, line, maturity rates, or weight is encouraged. Other breeders are encouraged to also "judge" the exhibitions, from their own perspective and understanding of the Standard of Perfection for the breed currently being discussed. In order for CSU to operate smoothly, some adjustments may have to be made along the way. The thread may be locked for those times of adjustment and re-opened when the faculty is satisfied with the modifications to the curriculum. OK, breeders and judges, have at it!!