We will complete the petition as per the guidelines set forth in the American Poultry Association 2010 book of Standards. All of the necessary paper work will be submitted. For more information or to join the Black Breasted Red Phoenix Breeder please contact: Toni Rivers PO Box 146 Christmas FL. 32820 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Our new goal is a qualifying meet in December 2014 in Knoxville TN.
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Excerpt from bylaws regarding Admission of
New Breeds and Varieties
SECTION 2. Admission of Breeds and Varieties
a. A petition for recognition of any breed or variety of any domestic or foreign breed must be sent to the Secretary giving the history of its origin, breeding background, and with facts of educational nature, all of which shall be preserved in the records of the Association. Included shall be the proposed name of the breed or variety with a standard for shape, color and weight, written in the same style and format as the Standard of Perfection and included with the petition, with copyright assigned to the American Poultry Association, Inc.
b. Affidavits shall be included from not less than five breeders stating they have bred the breed or variety for not less than five years and that it produces not less than 50% of all specimens reasonably true to type, color, size and comb.
c. Certificates showing two or more specimens have been exhibited in each class of cocks, hens, cockerels and pullets in each of the preceding two years at a show officiated by a licensed A.P.A. judge. The Secretary shall contact the judge for his or her confidential opinion of the quality and uniformity.
d. A deposit of the sum sufficient to defray the actual cost of placing the text in the Standard shall be received with the petition, which amount shall be returned in full in case of rejection.
e. The petition will then be referred to the Committee on Standards who shall name a qualifying meet at a designated prominent show to be judged by a licensed A.P.A. judge. Such qualifying meet shall consist of not less than fifty (50) specimens exhibited by at least five exhibitors in all classes of cock, hen, cockerel, and pullet.
f. When satisfied of the breed or variety, the committee may recommend its acceptance, subject to final approval by the Board of Directors, upon which it becomes a recognized breed or variety.
g. No petition for subdivision of any Standard variety shall be entertained by the Committee on Standards except in
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Application for Admission of New Breeds and Varieties
Petition for Admission of Breed or Variety, including the following pieces:
ü History of the breed or variety origin, breeding background, and other general information, portions of which may be used to compose any introductions to a Standard description as needed.
ü Proposed breed or variety name, draft Standard description (written in the format matching the current Standard language) and including information on shape, color and Standard weights.
ü An executed statement assigning the copyright for the breed or variety description to the American Poultry Association, Inc.
ü Signed breeder affidavits from at least five breeders stating they have bred the breed or variety for not less than five years and that it produces not less than 50% of all specimens reasonably true to type, color, size and comb.
ü Show certificate (at least two, one for each of the preceding two years) documenting that two or more specimens have been exhibited in each class of cocks, hens, cockerels and pullets in each of the preceding two years at a show officiated by a licensed A.P.A. judge. The APA Secretary shall contact the judge for his or her confidential opinion of the quality and uniformity.
ü A deposit of the sum sufficient to defray the actual cost of placing the text in the Standard shall be received with the petition, which amount shall be returned in full in case of rejection. This is currently $200 per variety, or $400 for a new breed, as of
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Qualifying Meet Requirements
Once the Standard Committee accepts the application for admission of a new breed or variety, the committee will set a qualifying meet and assign a judge to place the birds at that meet.
ü The qualifying meet judge will use the draft proposed standard descriptions as the guide for evaluating the birds entered.
ü The qualifying meet must consist of the following: at least 50 specimens shown for each variety being considered, shown by a minimum of 5 valid and distinct exhibitors, with birds shown in each of the four classes (cocks, hens, cockerels, pullets).
ü The qualifying meet judge will be required to complete the APA qualifying meet form outlining his or her assessment of the breed or variety and recommendations regarding whether they demonstrate sufficient quality to be admitted. The Standard Committee will then review that form and report to the APA Board of Directors on the qualifying meet, including the Standard Committee’s recommendation regarding the admission of the new breed or variety.
ü The APA Board of Directors then votes on the recognition of the new breed or variety.
Confirmation of Poultry Show Exhibition
of the Black Breasted Red Phoenix
This certificate, duly signed, confirms that a minimum of 2 cocks, 2 hens, 2 cockerels and 2 pullets in the above breed and variety were exhibited and judged at the show indicated.
Show Name: __________________________________________________
Show Date(s): ________________________________________________
Number of this breed and variety exhibited:
Hens/Old Duck/Old Goose _____
Pullets/Young Duck/Young Goose _____
Name of officiating APA licensed judge who placed the above breed and variety:
Please return form to:
THE BLACK BREASTED RED PHOENIX PROJECT
PO BOX 146
CHRISTMAS, FL. 32709
The American Poultry Association
Toni Rivers and the BB Red Phoenix Project