That important time is upon us now. We are calling for the membership to vote on the Iowa Blue Standard for approval as the official standard for our breed. This is a very important step towards petitioning to get out breed approved by the APA for the Standards of Perfection.
The Iowa Blue Standard is posted as finalized by the Iowa Blue Standards Committee here: Iowa Blue Standard
The Historical Archive section contains a wealth of information about the original appearance and history of the Iowa Blue and was utilized to create a standard true to the origins of the breed for the Silver Penciled variety. Included in the proposed standard is an outline for the Birchen variety, which is a type seen with frequency sold as Iowa Blues. This variety's standard has been formed in the anticipation that the color may be petitioned in the future. Read through the archives for wonderful information including interviews with people involved with the original birds, recollections on the original founder and hatchery supplying the birds, photos, and accounts of the Iowa Blue's history to present. The archive can be found here: Iowa Blue Historical Archive
When you are ready to cast your vote, you may do so here: VOTE
If you are wondering if your vote has been tallied and how many have voted so far, check the membership list. We will update the names as often as possible to keep the listing current. Only those on the list are allowed to vote. Contact Webmaster @ iowabluechickenclub.com
Visit our Historical Archive for a newly listed interview with Bobby Lewis.
Exciting news for the membership! The Iowa Blue Standards Committee is in final revisions for our official standard. The committee has just finished compiling the Birchen Standard and will soon be ready to bring the standard to the membership for a vote.
The current version of the standard has been posted on the Standard Tab. The complete standard is now listed in its revised format.
The Iowa Blue Standards Committee is making nice strides towards completing the standard revisions. The most recent revisions are now posted under the "Standard" tab, with the History, Economic Qualities, Standard Weights, Disqualifications, Shape (male and female) and Silver Penciled coloration (male and female) revised. The Birchen coloration section remains to be revised at this time. Feel free to read through the revisions!
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