Poul­try Club set the stan­dards in the 1800s

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QWhen did the poul­try stan­dards for ex­hibit­ing birds first ap­pear?

AAndy Cawthray says: In about 1863, the first Poul­try Club of Great Bri­tain was es­tab­lished, pub­lish­ing the first stan­dard of poul­try breeds in 1865. The club was dis­banded shortly af­ter­wards, only to be res­ur­rected in 1877 to the cur­rent Poul­try Club of Great Bri­tain. In 1873, the Amer­i­can Poul­try As­so­ci­a­tion was founded; it pub­lished its first Stan­dard of Per­fec­tion in 1874, which has been up­dated ever since as new edi­tions every few years.

The first breed­ing stan­dards were pub­lished in 1865

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