Standard or Large Fowl???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickndaddy, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Not sure if this is the right place to post this so if it isn't, mods feel free to move it.

    What is the correct term here? I know when referring to bantams you say bantam. I always said "standard" when referring the big versions...lol But is standard what you are supposed to say, or is the correct term "large fowl"? [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I say both.... [​IMG]
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I don't think it matters, may just be what you're raised saying. Or maybe its a regional thing? .. you know like hot dish or casserole. [​IMG]

    We say we raise standard heritage breeds.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    large fowl

    In my dealings, "standard" means what the bird is supposed to look like or conformation.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I thought a "large fowl" was a Jersey Giant. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
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    When you read the APA website, "bantam" is what they call the little guys, "large fowl" is what they call the big guys, and "standard" is what they call the written description of how the perfect bird of a breed is supposed to look. Sometimes they abbreviate "large fowl" to "lf" in the text.

    HTH
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:All breeds and classes are breed to "standards."
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Good answer!
     

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