|Posted by Peter Shands on July 18, 2012 at 7:55 AM|
The Second Edition of the Australian Poultry Standards distributed in June 2012 sees amendments to the Australian Standard for the Campine Breed.
At the time the current description was amended there was no representative group for the Campine Breed in Australia that could submit suggestions of changes that might be made to the First Edition of the Australian Poultry Standards.
There was however a combined submission made by pre-eminant Australian Campine Breeders Ross Summerell (Qld) Bill Summerell (NSW) and John Hobbs (SA) in 2005. It appears these gentlemen's submission was not considered in the modification of the original Standard.
Despite this changes have been made.
It should be said that despite the fact that changes were made without apparrant reference by the Editorial Committee to Campine Breeders we have been advised there was no intention of seeing the characteristics of the Campine breed modified. Some changes however are of concern to Campine Breeders today and this situation has been catalytic in the re-establishment of the Campine Club of Australia (2012).
The intention of our foundation members is to develop a document that complements the descriptions contained in 2nd Edition of the Australian Poultry Standards and clarifies the ambiguities in the Campine Breed Description for Breeders and Judges.
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