The History of the Standards

Through the years there have been several milestones in the history of the Standard of Perfection. Some have generated controversy, some have corrected previous wrongs and some were simply updates from prior editions.  But regardless of that, all are interesting!

Each section was reproduced here as accurately as possible, even those with a negative edge. The article on the 1910 Standard revision barely hides the author’s contempt for the American Poultry Association’s “new” Standard of Perfection, yet it gives a clear view of what was occurring behind the scenes.