1910 APA Standard

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  1. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    These were the types of print illustrations used in some of the early Standards. In this case, Dark Brahmas in the 1910 APA Standard.

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  2. Poultry Judge

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    ...And an old English postcard. Nice color!

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  3. robin416

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    I've never actually seen a male Brahma. But a couple of things, were they heavier bodied at one time? And I don't remember the lacing I see in the hen.

    It's been a while since I've seen an OE in person but they look different. I don't know why. Are the bodies longer then as compared to today?
     
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    Yes, good observation!
     
  5. Poultry Judge

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    They were breeding for a heavier bird back then. Many of the heavier breeds in those turn of the century Standards look as if they have been slightly inflated with an air pump. Other breeds like the American Games were intentionally bred to look taller, (higher station), and thinner, than reality.
     
  6. robin416

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    Could it be unrealistic artwork as opposed to living breathing being? After All we've seen that in other illustrations.
     
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  7. Poultry Judge

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    I would agree.