I apply for official recognition of the following
The following members have bred this new variety/breed and report that 50% or more of the offspring meet the proposed new requirements.
Please describe the proposed variety/breed on a separate sheet in the same manner and form used in the Bantam Standard, for male and female. If the proposal is for a new variety of an already established breed and the variety is already part of the Bantam Standard, indicate where, how and if your proposal differs. Leg, Eye, Beak colors are not always part of the color pattern. Please submit clear photos of mature males and females in triplicate for the three committee members.Indicate your preference for the location of the qualifying meet. Kep in mind that the committees work starts after your request has been received. The proposal has to be published in the quarterly prior to the meet. The committee will accomodate you if it can.
Annual Meet_______________________Semi-Annual Meet_____________________________
I enclose $100.00. This fee is not refundable. (Make checks payable to ABA. Mail to: ABA – Stnadard Committee,PO Box 127,Augusta.NJ 07822
Address_______________________________Phone ( )_________________
RULES GOVERNING ADMITTANCE OF NEW BREEDS/VARIETIES TO THE BANTAM STANDARD
Article 12...Requirements for Admission of New Breeds and Varieties to Bantam Standard
Section 1. The Standard Committee shall make rules and set fees for admission of new breeds and varieties, that are not inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association. Any changes must be approved by the Board of Directors.'
Section 2. All proposed changes in BANTAM STANDARD additions or deletions of breeds or varieties or changes in text..are to be published in the QUARTERLY so as to allow comment by members
Section 3. Before admitting a new breed to BANTAM STANDARD qualifying meets must be held at each of the shows hosting he ABA Annual and Semi-Annual Meets with a minimum of 25 birds in each variety to be qualified within the new breed exhibited in 4 classes (Cock-Hen, Cockerel-Pullet) by a minimum of 5 member breeders at each show. The two shows must be consecutive shows.
Section 4. Before admitting a new variety to an established breed in the BANTAM STANDARD , a qualifying meet must be held at a show hosting the ABA Annual or Semi-Annual Meet with a minimum of 25 birds exhibited in 4 classes (Cock-Hen-Cockerel-Pullet) by a minimum of 5 member breeders.
Section 5. No changes are final until recommended by the Standard Committee and approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at an Annual or Semi-Annual Meeting.
STANDARD COMMITTEE RULES
Rules for admitting Breeds or Varieties . Application should be made on form supplied by the Standard Committee with a processing fee of $100.00. Recent pictures should be submitted together with whatever is known about the bantams origin. The Committee will investigate and if satisfied will schedule a qualifying meet. A qualifying Judge will be selected by the committee. The Judge shall give a written report on a form supplied for that purpose and will be paid $50.00 by the American Bantam Association. Host club and the committee shall cooperate with each other when setting up the meet. New Breeds or Varieties will be eligible for ABA awards when the process is complete.
If a Breed of Variety is considered for approval that has been accepted previously by the APA,, applies for admittance and the description is in conflict with the description which was approved at a proper qualifying meet of the APA, than the applicant must either adjust the application so the conflict are removed or work with the Standard Committee of the APA to adjust that standard to remove the conflict.
APA Process coming soon.