Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlsessed, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    anybody know of where i can get the breed standards for chickens. is there a book i can purchase. i dont know where to find them.
  2. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    APA is where i got mine . sometimes on ebay you can find them .
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Both ABA and APA have standards. dependng on whether the breed is largefowl, waterfowl or bantam, and whether you have multiple breeds that fall into more than one of these categories, get the standard that best fits your needs.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  5. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    Thanks everyone. Are there pictures in the ones you have?
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    The APA SOP has gorgeous color plates of nearly every breed. It's a beautiful book and well worth the money.
  7. F-One

    F-One Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2010
    Some of the old APA Standard of Perfection books had photographs for some of the breeds. When I say old I mean 1920s. I was very suprised when my 2010 book arrived with very few photos and all of these were of board officers or in the information section. All breed depictions are paintings not photos of real birds.

    The more I studied the book the more I liked the painted depictions of the birds. Sometimes I think a photo can have too much info. A lot of the time a simple painting informs the mind much better than a photo. The Standard is a good example of this. I have been more than pleased with it.

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