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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Poulets De Cajun, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. ... approved colors of Cochins? I dont have the standard books, and have read every website on the first 3 to 5 pages of a google search and I cannot find them. I have found the standard multiple times, but the approved varieties aren't there. And the Cochins International website doesn't list them either....

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    My 2005 Bantam Standard lists barred, birchen, black, black tailed red, blue, brown red, buff, buff columbian, columbian, golden laced, lemon blue, mottled, partridge, red, silver laced, silver penciled, white. Not sure if any have been accepted into the standard since then, & not sure what differences there are from APA. In general ABA & APA try to coordinate their standards and recognised varieties, but it is not 100%.
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  4. blackred

    blackred Songster

    Oct 15, 2007
    Blue Texas
    I quess my first question would be - Why in the world do you not have a Standard? How on earth are you going to breed show quaility birds and go to shows with out it?
    Looking on line instead of buying a SOP and supporting the APA or ABA is a cop out to me.
    You obviously are wanting to get serious about exhibiting poultry - Buy a Standard!

  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Quote:I would wait for the new standard printing before I bought one.

    The 2009 APA standard is supposed to be out by the end of the year. A limited quantity should be available at the APA national in the Fall.

  6. Quote:I just do not view it as an essential part of breeding at this time.

    (A) My flock is VERY small as I live in the city.
    (B) The books are REALLY expensive.
    (C) I dont need the standard for every single breed of bird, only the two that I raise.
    (D) Most of the information on the standards that I need is available online.
    (E) I've done just fine without them thus far, placing BV at MANY shows this last year.
    (F) I have an incredible and supportive group of friends who have taught me WAY more than any book can.

    I feel that my membership is as supportive as I can be with the amount of "chicken money" that I have at this time. Job loss has effected my family, as I'm sure it has many others, and unfortunately I can only afford absolute necessities at this time. Perhaps I'll be able to purchase them later on.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  7. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    Quote:Rude very rude. Asking for information is never a reason for an attack. Maybe just looking for more information on color variety that he doesn't have... Whatever the reason for the question, there is no reason to be snotty.

  8. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Songster

    Jun 2, 2008
    Salley SC
    A soft cover Black and White verison of the standard is available for $14.00. I use mine almost everyday and its getting very dog eared, but since I don't have a photographic memory, it's my backup. Two trips to McDonalds would cost more.
  9. Quote:Ok, sue me then.... I just dont want the dang thing when I can obtain it for free online.
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Quote:Very rude... I agree with emmalynn, this is NO reason to attack him.

    He is a GREAT breeder of silkies and if you had any idea of what he does/is doing then you would understand.

    He specializes in Silkies, not Cochins which is why he was asking.
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