American Bantam Association

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American Bantam Association
American Bantam Association log.png
PurposePoultry Fancy
Region served
U.S. & Canada
Matt Lhamon
AffiliationsAmerican Poultry Association

The American Bantam Association is a poultry fancy association for breeders of bantam poultry. It publishes the Bantam Standard, with detailed descriptions of all the bantam breeds and varieties that it recognizes;[2]:6 in most – but not all – cases, these are the same as those recognised by the American Poultry Association.[2]:23 It also publishes a quarterly magazine and annual yearbook,[citation needed] hosts poultry shows and provides judges for them, and provides information on bantam breeds.[1]

It sanctions or has sanctioned a number of poultry shows across the United States held by local groups, such as the Poultry and Rare Bird Show at the Los Angeles County Fair[3] and the Ohio National.


The first president of the association was Charles E. Rockenstyie, who died in 1944.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gail Damerow (1 March 2012). The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference. Storey Publishing, LLC. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-60342-776-0. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Carol Ekarius (2007). Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds. North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Publishing. ISBN 9781580176675.
  3. ^ "Black Bantam Wins Fowl Show Honors; Entry of Phil Plant Is Judged Best in Record Field of 2,500 Birds". The New York Times. January 7, 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  4. ^ "Charles E. Rockenstyie (Obituary)". The New York Times. July 19, 1944. p. 19. Retrieved 2009-10-11.

Further reading[edit]

  • Damerow, Gail (1995). Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. 210 MAS MoCA Way, North Adams MA 01247: Storey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-58017-325-4.
  • Damerow, Gail (2002). Barnyard in your backyard: a beginner's guide to raising chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats, sheep and cattle. 210 MAS MoCA Way, North Adams MA 01247: Storey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-58017-456-5.
  • Percy, Pam (2006). The Field Guide to Chickens. Galtier Plaza, Suite 200, 380 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101: Voyageur Press, an imprint of MBI Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-7603-2473-8.
  • Luttmann, Rick & Gail (1976). Chickens In Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide. 33 East Miner Street Emmaus, PA 18098: Rodale Press. ISBN 0-87857-125-6.