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News and Information / Splash standard for large fowl
« Last post by Lindsay Helton on September 26, 2020, 01:41:09 PM »
We have put together our first draft for the splash variety in large fowl.

We referenced the breeds that currently have the splash color variety approved in the most current American Standard of Perfection book (44th edition). The Splash Modern Game can be referenced on page 231. The Splash Cochin Bantam can be referenced on page 316. The Bearded Splash Silkie can be referenced on page 319.

We also referenced the color description for the splash color in the ABA Bantam Standard.

SPLASH AMERAUCANA:

MALE:

COMB, FACE AND EAR-LOBES: Red
BEAK: Horn to black.
EYES: Reddish bay.
BEARD AND MUFFS: White to sooty white with blue splashes.
HEAD: Blue and white with faint bluish-gray tinge.
BEARD AND MUFFS: White to sooty white with blue splashes.
NECK: Hackle- Blue and white with faint bluish-gray tinge. Front of neck- Sooty white with blue splashes.
BACK: Blue and white with faint bluish-gray tinge.
SADDLE: Blue and white with faint bluish-gray tinge.
TAIL: Sooty white with blue splashes.
WINGS: Shoulders, Fronts, Bows, and Coverts- Sooty white with blue splashes.
Primaries- Sooty white with blue splashes.
Secondaries- Sooty white with blue splashes.
BREAST: Sooty white with blue splashes.
BODY AND STERN: Sooty white with blue splashes.
LEGS AND TOES: Lower thighs- Sooty white with blue splashes. Shanks and toes- Bluish slate, bottoms of feet and toes white.

FEMALE:

COMB, FACE AND EAR-LOBES: Very pale, matching color of the skin.
BEAK: Horn to black.
EYES: Reddish bay.
BEARD AND MUFFS: White to sooty white with blue splashes.
HEAD: Sooty white with blue splashes.
NECK: Sooty white with blue splashes.
BACK: Sooty white with blue splashes.
TAIL: Sooty white with blue splashes.
WINGS: Shoulders, Fronts, Bows, and Coverts- Sooty white with blue splashes.
Primaries- Sooty white with blue splashes.
Secondaries- Sooty white with blue splashes.
BREAST: Sooty white with blue splashes.
BODY AND STERN: Sooty white with blue splashes.
LEGS AND TOES: Lower thighs- Sooty white with blue splashes. Shanks and toes- Bluish slate, bottoms of feet and toes white.

DISQUALIFICATIONS: Any appearance of rust in plumage.  More than 50% blue in the plumage.

We welcome feedback from our members. I can be reached via email at abcsecretaryhelton@gmail.com.
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: Breeding Stock Available at the Norman OK National ?
« Last post by jwoodhaven on September 24, 2020, 09:31:56 PM »
I am planning on going to the show and will have some birds for sale but do not have a count on how many or what varieties yet
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Just a friendly reminder that the postmark entry deadline for the Beaver Dam Poultry Show is one week from today (Sept 28th). It will be the 2020 ABC North Central District Meet. Cash prizes in lieu of trophys. I hope to see you there!
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News and Information / ABC Board of Directors election results
« Last post by Lindsay Helton on September 20, 2020, 09:42:16 PM »
The incoming Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 term are:

President: Paul Smith
Western District Director: Jean Ribbeck
South Central District Director: Kris Dossey
North Central District Director: Gordon Gilliam
North East District Director: Rob Sando
Secretary/Treasurer: Lindsay Helton

The election for South East District Director ended in a tie.

The constitution states that a district director must be elected by a majority vote of the membership within their district. Since neither candidate received a majority vote, incoming President Paul Smith can nominate someone for the position when it becomes open on 1/1/2021 and the Board will vote.
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: Breeding Stock Available at the Norman OK National ?
« Last post by far149 on September 19, 2020, 04:06:21 PM »
I'll be at Norman but won't have any Ameraucanas for sale. Will be looking for black/self blue split bantams.
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: Stock at the Norman OK National
« Last post by Don on September 18, 2020, 03:21:42 PM »
I was contacted by a family here in South Carolina that is looking for some Wheaten LFs if anyone has some available.   Thanks!   drc     
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Breeding Stock Available at the Norman OK National ?
« Last post by Don on September 18, 2020, 01:41:58 PM »
The National is always a good place to sell and arrange to purchase stock from breeders.  In addition to the Auction and Raffle its a great place to connect and meet to get birds for the next season.   

Who is going to the show ?         

Who is planning to attend and what do you have to offer for sale ? 
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Upcoming Meets / Re: Forsyth Fowl Fancier Show, 11/28/2020, Winston-Salem, NC
« Last post by Don on September 10, 2020, 11:56:01 PM »
I was just notified that the Judges for this show are Tom Roebuck/ VA and Tommy Lee/ GA.

Also, they've renamed the fair grounds the Carolina Classic Fairgrounds. I am not sure when the mapping apps will pick up on this change.       
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Breeding / The price of day old Ameraucana chicks
« Last post by Lindsay Helton on September 10, 2020, 10:32:22 PM »
Just a quick reminder that you should be able to find Ameraucana chicks from a reputable seller for an affordable price.

Sometimes it may involve being on a waiting list. A lot of breeders have a “hatching season” that runs from Feb-May and then they have started birds and adult birds for sale in the late summer and early fall.

Keep in mind that a high list price is not necessarily indicative of high quality. I recently came across a post where a buyer purchased Ameraucana chicks for $49 each. Many reputable sellers that are breeding their birds towards the standard and actively showing their birds have day old Ameraucana chicks priced at $8-$15 each.

If you are interested in raising good quality birds, familiarize yourself with the breed standard. One way you can do this is by purchasing an American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection book at http://amerpoultryassn.com/sample-page/apa-store/ or by looking around the ABC website.

I made a post about purchasing quality Ameraucanas a while back and included a list of potential questions to ask sellers if quality is important to you. I’ll repost those questions below.

1. What color varieties are you raising?

2. Do you own a copy of the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection book?

3. Are you breeding your birds towards the standard?

4. How do you have your breeding pens set up?

5. Can I see pictures of your breeding stock?

6. Are you showing your birds and having them evaluated by a licensed poultry judge?

7. How are your birds performing in poultry shows?

8. How long have you been a breeder?

9. What are some things you are working on in your pens?

Serious breeders will be able to quickly answer the aforementioned questions.

Hopefully this post will help you as you search for good quality Ameraucanas. Good luck! The Ameraucana Breeders Club Breeder’s Directory is a great place to start your search.

http://www.ameraucanabreedersclub.org/docs/breedersdirectory_state.pdf
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Upcoming Meets / Forsyth Fowl Fancier Show, 11/28/2020, Winston-Salem, NC
« Last post by Lindsay Helton on September 09, 2020, 04:36:06 PM »
Show Name: Forsyth Fowl Fancier Show
Meet Type: Club
Single Show
Show Start - End Dates: 11/28/2020 - 11/28/2020
Host Club: Forsyth Fowl Fancier
Show Facility: Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Show Address: 421 27th St NW
Show City, St, Zip: Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Show Secretary: Mark East
Show Secretary's Email: Statefan10@yahoo.com
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