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Why do we say "large fowl"?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cochin44, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of standard?

    Seems like very antiquated term.

    Hey, just a thought [​IMG]
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Good question! I mean, are they truly "large" or just "standard" or "full sized"??? Which came first, if bantams came first, then I'd understand saying "large fowl" because they'd be larger than bantys. Hmmm....things that make you wonder...[​IMG]
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I think it is because "standard" can get confused with "standard of perfection" when showing fowl (chickens or any other fowl).
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Or routine/mundane/average/normal as compared with exotic/unusual/rare. Saying "large fowl" is more precise, and less likely to be misunderstood.
     
  5. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Standard refers to the Standard of Perfection. Bantam and Large Fowl refer to the size of the bird.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I agree!
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:I agree!

    Agreed. Then you can use Giant for any of the very large breeds.
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree!

    Agreed. Then you can use Giant for any of the very large breeds.

    When showing, these birds would still be considered large fowl, not giant.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Simple reasons:

    At shows, it looks better to write "LF" rather than "STD".

    I say both largefowl and standard, but that's just when people give me the "what?" face.
     
  10. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Totally agreed. Standard simply means the birds are judged to a 'standard'.
     

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