1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Musing about breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Is there a list somewhere of recognized breeds? What if someone starting crossing chickens and produced a brand new breed that, after several generations started breeding true, for example if someone produced green chickens that laid square eggs. Is there any governing board to officially recognize this as a breed, or would it just be mutts.

    Not that I have any of these....
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    There is the American Bantam Association and the American Poultry Association that governs breed perfection and most judging. Yes, if you can create a new breed and build interest you can get a new breed admitted into the book of standards.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by