General Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenSnake, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. ChickenSnake

    ChickenSnake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 29, 2011
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    Hey guys, thought I'd move this question over here since it seems more applicable. Are there any certifications or associations that I could become a part of if I'm thinking about showing? I havent gotten any birds yet and I'm new to the chicken breeding/showing scene, but it really appeals to me. If there are any books you might reccomend I'd be interested in that as well.


    Thanks!
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:You should seriously look at the APA for standard or Bantams, the ABA for Bantams and the breed club for the breed you settle with. All are great sources of information and very supportive of efforts.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    You should also get the American Standard of Perfection book. That will show you what your flock needs to be like to be considered Show Quality. The book runs about $60.
     
  4. ChickenSnake

    ChickenSnake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I was looking for maybe a used copy of the American Standard but there wasn't any I could find and my local library doesn't carry it either. Guess I'll just have to suck it up and buy it outright. Thanks guys!
     
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:The APA and ABA both have published standards. The ABA has a larger number of accepted varieties than the APA so be sure to get the Standard that applies to what you aworking with. If they are to be Bantam birds get the ABA Standard, if they are Large Fowl get the APA
     

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