Why are Splash Australorps Not in the National Standard

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AustralorpsAU, May 21, 2016.

  1. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wanting to know why White Australorps are in the national standard but splash aren't. Does anybody have any idea's???
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you outside the US? I looked in my 2001 copy of the American SOP and I only see black as an accepted variety.

    As for splash, it is related to the color blue instead of white. Blue does not breed true. One copy of blue turns a black bird blue. Two copies turn a black bird splash.

    I know in the US it is difficult to get a new variety accepted. Not positive on numbers, but a specific number of breeders need to show x number of birds for y number of years for it to be accepted.
     
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  3. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I live in the south-west of Australia. I know if you breed blue and blue you get 50% blue 25% black and 25% splash. Here we have only the three colours recognised. Black Blue & White. Thanks anyway
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry I can't help much. I don't know how new varieties are accepted in AUS. You may want to try to get in touch with the Austrolorp breed club in your country and see what they have to say.
     
  5. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am registered with the Australorp club so i will try to get a hold of them. Thanks
     

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