Is there a SOP and BSOP?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi,

    I bought a SOP book in may and then I got some SQ birds and have decided that I want to show maybe breed silkies and they are bantams a while ago I heared somebody talking about a bantam SOP book and was wondering 2 things,

    1, Is there a Bantam SOP?

    2, if so is it really worth buying another SOP book if there is enough info I woulf like to buy BSOP but if it's not much different than the SOP then I don't think I need it?

    Thanks,

    Happy-Hens
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Standards of perfection for any breed are uniform to that breed; excepting size as in the case of bantams.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The APA has their standard of perfection and the ABA has their own as well. They are similar for the most part but the ABA still has some different standards even for type of bantams. Also the ABA has many more colors recognized. I own a few APA SOP's and an ABA SOP and think that anyone really wanting to show should have both as well
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree you should own both. The names are: Standard of Perfection (APA) and Bantam Standard (ABA).
     
  5. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    The SOP or Standard of Perfection is published by the American Poultry Association. http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/

    The
    BSOP or Bantam Standard is published by the American Bantam Association http://bantamclub.com

    Most would agree that you really only need the SOP. The SOP includes all large fowl, bantams, waterfowl, turkeys and guineas. The BS only includes Bantam breeds. However, there are a few varieties that are only in the Bantam Standard. Its really up to you. The Standards committees have worked together to iron out any differences.
     
  6. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Ok thanks to thouse who answerd! where can I buy a Bantam SOP? Could you post a link because I could not find any for sale.
     
  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    The Bantam Standard is published by the American Bantam Association and available at their online store at http://bantamclub.com
     

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