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Iowa Blue Chicken Club – Standards Committee Meeting Minutes January 12, 2014 1. Call to order ➢ Standards Committee Head Kari McKay-Widdel called to order the re ular meetin o! the "o#a $lue Chic%en Clu& - Standards Committee at 10'1( CS) on January 12th, 2014 *ia +al)al% *enue. 2. ,oll call ➢ )he !ollo#in -ersons #ere -resent' Kari McKay-Widdel, Connie Hurley, and Curtis $urrou hs, and )risha .usil. /ric $ilney #as -resent !or a -ortion o! the meetin . .enny Johnston and Jenni!er 0ittleton a&sent. 1. 2--ro*al o! minutes !rom last meetin ➢ 3o a--ro*al #as made, this is the !irst meetin o! the ne# committee. 4. 4-en issues ➢ "o#a $lue Standard 5 4-enin +ara ra-h6s7 • .iscussion #as held on the !ollo#in -oints' • 2ddin John 0o sdon as the ori inator o! the &reed • 8-datin dates o! ori in !rom 1900s to 1920-19:0 • ,emo*e the le ends, sim-ly statin that there are multi-le accounts as to the ori in • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to no# read' • The Iowa Blue was developed from 19 ! to 19"! b# $ohn %ogsdon on his farm near &ecorah' Iowa( Multiple accounts of the creation and origin are told( The breed was carried b# several Iowa hatcheries through the 19)!s' but was nearl# lost when man# hatcheries went out of business( The breed was rescued from a few remaining flocks and has been bred and preserved through the efforts of a few breeders since the late 19*!s( The Iowa Blue grew in popularit# in !1! with a group of dedicated breeders working together to preserve and return the breed to its original t#pe and purpose( • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. ➢ "o#a $lue Standard 5 /conomic ;ualities • .iscussion #as held on the !ollo#in -oints' • Color o! s%in

• <ello# *s. #hite *s. not sti-ulatin #as discussed • Slate le s/#hite s%in to &e the ideal • / color • .ue to *aria&ility o! e coloration, listin *s. not-listin #as discussed • 2ddin in maternal insticts and -rotecti*e instinct #as su ested as an im-ortant -art o! the &reed • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to no# read' • + dual purpose fowl and active free range forager( ,ell developed maternal and protective instincts( Color of skin' white- color of egg shells' tinted( • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. ➢ "o#a $lue Standard 5 Standard Wei hts • .iscussion #as held on re*isin the current #ei hts o! Coc% = -ounds> Coc%erel ? -ounds> Hen ? -ounds> +ullet : -ounds to a hea*ier #ei ht in consideration o! their dual -ur-ose. • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to no# read' • Cock – * .ounds • Cockerel – / .ounds • 0en – / .ounds • .ullet – ) .ounds • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. ➢ "o#a $lue Standard 5 .is@uali!ications • .iscussion #as held re ardin %ee-in this section unchan ed *s. addin a dis@uali!ication !or 2utosomal ,ed. • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to remain unchan ed. • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. ➢ "o#a $lue Standard 5 Sha-e • Com& • .iscussion #as held, #ith su estion to chan e Amedium to lar eB siCe to AmediumB in &etter %ee-in #ith their resistance to cold climates. • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to no# read' • C1MB2 Single- bright red' medium' tight to the head' thick at base' with si3 well defined' evenl# spaced points' those in the

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front and rear slightl# shorter than those in the middle' blade not conforming too closel# to the shape of the head( • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. • $ea% • .iscussion o! remo*in the coloration !rom this section and -lacin it into the color section. • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to no# read' • B4+52 Medium length' slightl# curved( • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. • Dace • .iscussion sho#ed no chan es to &e -ro-osed. • ,ecommended #ordin !or this section to remain' • 6+C42 Bright red' clean7cut' skin fine and soft in te3ture' clean face around e#es and cheeks( • Motion to acce-t -ro-osed, seconded, *oted in &y unanimous consent o! the committee mem&ers -resent. • $ea% - Color Section 5 to &e discussed in the !uture, recommendation made !or a section !or $ea% &e added #ith the !ollo#in #ordin ' • $/2K' .ar% horn !adin to li ht horn at ti-. • )his #ill &e addressed durin !uture meetin s. :. 2dEournment ➢ Fice +resident McKay-Widdel adEourned the meetin at 21'04 CS). ➢ Minutes su&mitted &y' Connie Hurley ?. 3eGt Meetin Scheduled ➢ Saturday, January 1(th, 9am.

Iowa Blue Chicken Club Standard Committee Meeting +genda
a) b) January 12, 2014 10 AM - Noon

Meeting: ,e*ie# o! Standard o! +er!ection Location: +altal% 5 "$CC Standard Committee rouhtt-'//eG-ress.-altal%.com/indeG.htmlH idI1:4?1(:149 Password: iowablue Committee Leader: Kari McKay-Widdel Committee Members: /ric $ilney, Curt $urrou hs, )rish .usil, Connie Hurley, .enny Johnston, Jenni!er 0ittleton Recommended Reference Materials: Copy of current Iowa Blue Standard, APA !"! Standard of Perfection, pictures of e#amples, $ Call to order %$ Roll call &$ Appro'al of minutes from last meeting ($ )pen issues ,e*ie# o! current *arieties Sha-e o! male 5 /sta&lish -er!ect silhouette Sha-e o! !emale - /sta&lish -er!ect silhouette *$ +ew business a7 ,$ Ad-ournment