Standard of Perfection - Buckeye

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by subdriver, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. subdriver

    subdriver Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the The American Standard of Perfection published 1905. Given that the Buckeye is a Heritage breed from that era, can any of the show judges out there tell me if the standard is substantially different now?
    I have the standard in .pdf format (it is in the public domain) but don't know how to insert the Buckeye pages for you to look at.

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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    In the new Standard the females are 1/2 pound heavier. Otherwise there are some differences in language used but fundimentally the descriptions semm pretty much the same.
    I compared 1910 & a 2001 esitions of the Standard.
     
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  3. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only SOP that I have of that approximate vintage is the 1898 Edition and the Buckeyes were not admitted yet. This is kind of off topic, and I'm sure Msbear will find it insulting, but I would like suggest that anyone who is seriously interested in poultry order a copy of the current American Standard of Perfection. The APA has a Black and White Soft Cover Edition for $14.00. That isn't as much as a couple of paperback novels from Wal-Mart would cost and is one of the most valuable references that Poultry Keepers can have. Also as Backyard poultry keepers who are not in this to make money particularly, we have a unique opportunity to preserve the Heritage Breeds, and breed our Birds closer to the standard.

    http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/savehobby.htm
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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  5. ...I would like suggest that anyone who is seriously interested in poultry order a copy of the current American Standard of Perfection. The APA has a Black and White Soft Cover Edition for $14.00...

    Thanks for the link, Gary!
    edited to add: and Kathy!

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  6. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent site- no one should have an excuse for not having a SOP. Or any book about raising chickens. But be carefull- I noticed some stupid prices on there.

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  7. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to check out this article on the Buckeye .
     
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  8. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutely I agree 100%!! The Standard of Perfection is an excellent resource for heritage breeders as well as show breeders.

    Many people do not realize that the standard gives a "full picture" of each breed. At the beginning of each breed description is a heading called "economic qualities" where it describes the birds purpose, along with weights of young and old birds. The Standard also shows how certain body characteristics lend themselves to vigor and productiveness, such as depth of body and width across the back.

    The cheap black and white version of the Standard is a steal at the price and the images are from top quality artists. I prefer the B&W version over the color version because of the quality of the images.

    My older SoP is dated from 1886 to 1998 so if anyone wants a comparison of their breed through the ages just let me know. [​IMG]

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