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Exchequer Leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Layira, May 17, 2010.

  1. Layira

    Layira Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    I've been looking around at this breed after I saw them and I have to say, I really like the breed. However, they are not accepted into the APA, which kind of upset me because I think they are really gorgeous birds.

    So, anyone know why they aren't accepted as a breed and how could one go about getting a breed accepted?

  2. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    I have two hens and they are great !!!!
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Exchequers are a recognized variety of leghorns.
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Im pretty sure i couldn't find it in the Standard of Perfection...[​IMG]
  5. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    They must be somewhat popular, cause I was going to order some from Ideal and they are always sold out![​IMG]
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They are accepted by both the APA and ABA. Here is a pic from my ABA standard, I would've taken one of my APA one as well, but I don't have it on hand at the moment.

  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    They might be a ABA only variety.

    As of my 2001 American Standard of Perfection.

    Large Fowl Leghorn
    Dark Brown, Light Brown, White, Buff, Black, Silver, Red, Black-Tailed Red, Columbian and Golden Duckwing.
    Bantam Leghorn
    Barred, Black, Golden Duckwing, Black-Tailed Red, Buff, Columbian, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Red, Silver and White.


  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I know a friend of mine used to raise LF exchequers and she would often win ch mediterranean. She won with more than one judge judging, so I don't believe the judges just assumed it was a recognized variety without verifying.
  9. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    hummm, okay then how would you get the APA to officially recognize them?
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I know that splash silkies are listed in an addendum at the back of the 2001 SOP rather in with the rest of the silkie standards: they were recognised by both the APA and ABA in 2001, and the book had already gone to press except for last minute additions. So you might check in the back to see if they are there.

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