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
    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 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 Hatching

    Mar 14, 2007
    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 Chirping

    Apr 16, 2011
    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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