American Poultry Association
|Purpose||Support and Promotion of Standard-bred Poultry|
|U.S. & Canada|
|Affiliations||American Poultry Association|
The first American poultry show was held in 1849, and the APA was later formed in response to the burgeoning need for an overseeing body to set standards for poultry breeds and to administer judging. A year after its foundation, the Association published the first American Standard of Perfection, which to this day is the most widely used and respected handbook on poultry breed standards. The APA continues to publish and expand the Standard, and aims to promote all aspects of poultry fancy by certifying official judges, sponsoring shows, fostering youth participation, and advocating for its members, in both the U.S. and Canada.
- Breed registry
- Chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association
- Poultry Club of Great Britain
- Ekarius, Carol (2007). Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-58017-667-5.
- Gillespie, James R. (2003). Modern Livestock and Poultry Production. Thomson Delmar Learning. ISBN 1-4018-2737-3.
- Heinricks, Christine (2007). How To Raise Chickens. St Paul, MN: Voyageur Press. ISBN 978-0-7603-2828-6.
- Percy, Pam (2002). The Complete Chicken. St Paul, MN: Voyageur Press. ISBN 0-89658-731-2.
- Staples, Tamara (2001). The Fairest Fowl. San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC. ISBN 0-8118-3137-X.