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Hello and thanks for stopping by the American Poultry Associations Education and Training website. This site features information on the raising and exhibiting of Standard Bred Poultry with the goal of providing relevant information for all levels of interest  and experience of poultry enthusiast. The site covers such things as how to enter a show, the poultry classes, how to read a coop card, information on defects, disqualifications and much more. The information will be presented in a variety of formats including slide shows, PDF’s and videos on our YouTube channel.

A plethora of information has been shared since the inception of this site and folks should check back regularly as new topics are being added continuously. It is hoped that you enjoy browsing the site and, as always, your comments are welcome.

Mark Podgwaite, President
American Poultry Association President


A sample of material we are collecting for the website is the slide show put together by Bruce Murdoch. This is a good little slide show that will help identify some of the common defects and disqualifications in birds.


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