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45th Standard of Perfection
The American Standard of Perfection is the official breed standard for the poultry fancy in North America. First published in 1874 by the American Poultry Association, the Standard of Perfection (commonly referred to as “the Standard”) classifies and describes the standard physical appearance, coloring and temperament for all recognized breeds of poultry, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. The current edition was revised and published in 2023.U.S. – $72.50
Canada – $105.00
International – $140.00
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150th Anniversary Celebration
APA 150th Anniversary Pin7.50
LIMITED EDITION 150th Anniversary T-Shirt

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APA Coffee Mug6.50
APA Trinket Box12.50
APA Key Chain4.00
APA Patch7.00
APA Judge’s Patch9.00
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500 Coop Tags31.50
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Poultry Breeds Poster9.50
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The History of the American Poultry Association by Christine Heinrichs24.00
Poultry Showmanship Manual

This booklet is intended to offer guidelines for the initiation and development of youth showmanship activities. The manual describes how to set up a contest, general guidance for the participants for judging expectations, appearance and presentation of the bird, expectations concerning the participant’s knowledge of the bird, and suggested score sheets for judges to use.
10.50
Coloring Book10.50
Black and White Standard Illustrations by Schilling, Burgess, Graham and Sewell
These illustrations appeared in the APA Standard of Perfection for many years before the creation of the first color APA Standard. The artists who created these illustrations are considered by many to be the best of all time. Many of the longer recognized breeds and varieties of chickens, ducks, and geese are represented with illustrations of both the male and female of the species.
13.50
Breeding and Showing Cochins: Making it to Champion Row by Jeff Duguay, Ph.D., Tom Roebuck (APA, ABA Judge), Matt Lhamon (APA, ABA Judge), Michael Sayre (APA, ABA Judge)

In Breeding and Showing Cochins: Making it to Champion Row, Jeff Duguay, Ph.D. teamed up with well-known and respected APA/ABA judges, Cochin breeders, and exhibitors Tom Roebuck, Matt Lhamon, and Michael Sayre. This is the first book in the series to include BOTH bantams and large fowl. The first 33 pages alone go into great detail explaining what the Cochin exhibitor needs to be looking for in their exhibition Cochins. There are a plethora of picture examples comparing Cochins with the traits you want with pictures of Cochins with less-than-desirable traits. Additionally, Cochin greats including ABA judge Keith Wagoner, Master Breeder of Black Cochins Matt McCammon, and the three author/judges of this book provide information on breeding Cochins that is sure to be worth its weight in gold to those wanting to being breeding Cochins or improve on what they have already been doing. If you’re a beginner in the world of exhibition poultry, the “Judges Perspective” section where licensed poultry judges give information on how they judge Cochins is going to be something that you will want to read time and time again. There is also information on how to prepare your Cochin for the show, washing, what to do once you arrive at the show, and much more! “What a great tool for beginners.” – Stephanie C.

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40.00
Breeding and Showing Modern Game Bantams: Making it to Champion Row by Jeff Duguay, Ph.D.

Written by an ABA Master Exhibitor and Master Breeder of Modern Game Bantams, this book provides everything the exhibitor of modern game bantams will need to know. Not only are the traits in the Standard explained but there are side-by-side picture comparisons of birds that are strong and weak in those traits! Line breeding is what consistent show winners do. Learn line breeding strategies with specific examples of why birds were paired and their resulting offspring.
A Modern needs to pose if it’s going to win in a show. This is where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to train your modern to pose. There’s also information on housing, feeding, conditioning, how to get into to showing, parasites & other ailments and much more! To quote a recent testimonial “It’s like having a personal mentor on your bookshelf.”

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Breeding and Showing Silkies: Making it to Champion Row by Jeff Duguay, Ph.D., Marty McGuire, ABA Judge, and Tony L. Davis, Jr.

Descriptions of the traits listed in the Standard with side-by-side picture comparisons of birds that are strong and weak in those traits; close to 40 pages on this alone! Couple this with color descriptions written in “layman’s” terms for all of the recognized varieties of Silkies plus several non-standard varieties, breeding strategies by successful exhibitors, information on how to prepare your Silkie for a show, what judges look for when judging Silkies – written in their own words, parasites and other ailments, and much more, you have a book that will prove useful for years to come! One of many testimonials “Anyone that has Silkies needs ‘Breeding and Showing Silkies: Making it to Champion Row’ even if they’re NOT going to show! The book is worth its weight in gold of information! I highly recommend this book! Spend the money, you’ll use the book for reference time and time again!” – Erin.

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Breeding and Showing Old English Game Bantams: Making it to Champion Row by Jeff Duguay, Ph.D. and Peyton Igo, ABA Judge

This book is sure to be a Must Have for any Old English Breeder, Exhibitor, or Enthusiast. Information includes:

Descriptions of the traits listed in the Standard with side-by-side picture comparisons of birds that are strong and weak in those traits. Information on housing, condition, and breeding from winning Old English exhibitors and judges including Andy Barnes, Bill Wulff, Frank Reid, Tracy Hill, Kyle Tripp, Shane Morris and others! This is sure to be the most complete and thorough book ever written on Old English specifically for the Old English Game breeder and exhibitor. If you want to understand what the descriptions in the Standard are referring to or want to learn what the winners do in their breeding programs then you NEED this book! To quote a recent testimonial “I learned more by page 22 than I ever expected. Great job! I feel like I have more work to do than I thought, but I feel like I have to tools to make my own choices.”

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Crianza y Demostracion de Gallos Old English Game Bantams: Llegando a la Linea de Campeones by Jeff Duguay, Ph.D. and Peyton Igo, Juez avícola ABA

Este libro seguramente será imprescindible para cualquier criador, expositor o entusiasta del inglés antiguo. La información incluye:

Descripciones de los rasgos enumerados en el Estándar con comparaciones de imágenes lado a lado de aves que son fuertes y débiles en esos rasgos. ¡Información sobre vivienda, condición y reproducción de expositores y jueces ganadores del inglés antiguo, incluidos Andy Barnes, Bill Wulff, Frank Reid, Tracy Hill, Kyle Tripp, Shane Morris y otros! Este seguramente será el libro más completo y minucioso jamás escrito sobre inglés antiguo específicamente para el criador y expositor de Old English Game. Si desea comprender a qué se refieren las descripciones en el Estándar o desea saber qué hacen los ganadores en sus programas de mejoramiento, ¡NECESITA este libro!

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Bantams: A Decade of Winners By Jeff Duguay, Ph.D.

In Bantams: A Decade of Winners the author, Jeff Duguay, Ph.D., succinctly summarizes a decade of winning breeds and varieties for each class of Bantam Exhibition Poultry. Additionally, he provides quality pictures of champion birds for each of the seven classes of bantams with multiple pictures of the top winners within each class. Any poultry enthusiast, and the poultry exhibitor in particular, will find this a valuable and interesting reference book covering long-term show winners. Testimonial: “This book is full of great pictures! I have it next to my recliner. I can’t put it down.”

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30.00
Breeding and Showing Belgian d’Uccles: Making it to Champion Row By Jeff Duguay, Ph.D. and Aaron Hamilton, APA, ABA Judge

In this 8 ½ x 11 book the authors go over the Belgian d’Uccle trait by trait describing what judges look for in exhibition d’Uccles. Couple this with picture examples of EVERY ONE of these traits showing good and bad examples and you have the definitive authority on exhibition d’Uccles! The reader will also find detailed information on the Mille Fleur color pattern with clear picture examples; Traits to be on guard against in your breeding program; as well as breeding strategies from experienced, and winning, Belgian d’Uccle fanciers. Plus, much more! As one Belgian d’Uccle breeder and exhibitor put it “I strongly suggest getting this book! It’s amazing and I can guarantee that you will learn a lot! – Susan.

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40.00
The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens by Christine Heinrichs
Whatever your questions are, this book has the answers! The book contains information on more than seventy chicken breeds to help you identify which are best for your yard. Choosing the right bird for you may be influenced by color of the egg shells to meat qualities and these are discussed in the book. Autographed by the author.
26.00
How to Raise Chickens by Christine Heinrichs
An excellent guide for the beginner. Topics covered in include choosing and obtaining stock, housing and feeding chickens, flock health and culling programs, incubation, and incubation of eggs to produce replacement birds. The book also introduces the reader to showing at sanctioned shows and fairs.
21.00
How to Raise Poultry by Christine Heinrichs
An introduction to the many breeds and varieties of poultry available to be raised by the backyard enthusiast. Topics discussed include selecting the breeds you wish to raise, general animal health concerns, hatching and rearing young birds, and harvesting and selling the fruits of your labor.
21.00
Living with Chickens by Jay Rossier
The charm of having a backyard flock is an important aspect of this book. Housing, incubation, egg and meat production, and purchasing adult birds are some of the topics discussed in its chapters. The book concludes with a discussion of the important lessons children can learn from raising birds.
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Modern Games by John S. Garrett
An important guide for the fancier considering raising this particular breed. Its history, suggested breeding practices, and the popular varieties shown are all discussed by the author and other noted breeders. How to train Moderns for the showroom is also covered in the work.
9.50
Old English Game Bantams by Dave B. Sherrill, Jr.
The history, breeding, conditioning, and showing of the breed are discussed in detail. How to select birds for correct type for the breeding pen and show room are covered by the author. Some of the most noted breeders discuss the more popular varieties of the breed with regard to breeding and exhibiting.
9.50
Bantam Culture by Bruce Catlin
This book is a guide to the beginner to the world of breeding and exhibition bantam chickens. Hatching, fertility, incubation, feeding, and culling are all discussed. There are also chapters on the processes of entering shows and how judging occurs. Breeding practices are also discussed.
9.50
The Rosecomb Bantam Edited by the American Poultry Association
A collection of the important articles written about the breed frequently referred to as “The Beautiful Little Aristocrat”. The exhibition of these birds in the United States and in other parts of the world is discussed. The varieties available and breeding techniques are discussed by noted breeders.
9.50
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Full Page Color Ad225.00
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