Marans: Can you show them if they are not APA recognized?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Crunchie, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    Just curious. I'm going to be picking a few up this weekend. I've kept laying hens for a couple of years now, but I've never been into showing or breeding. Not sure if I will ever be, but it does seem interesting so I'm wondering about the Marans. If they aren't APA recognized, then there wouldn't be a recognized breed standard...so can they be shown? Do some shows have classes for non-recognized breeds? I assume that it would be like a dog show--only recognized breeds?
     
  2. Neil

    Neil New Egg

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    Yes, you CAN show them. Since there is no APA standard written for them, the judge will probably place them according to condition and general defects and/or disqualifications. They wont go on past best of breed, though.
     
  3. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Black Copper Marans have been accepted by the APA.

    So there is a breed and variety standard.

    All other varities of Marans would be shown as AOV Marans as a non recognized variety or broken out into Wheaten, Blue, Blue Copper etc.
     

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