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        A.P.P.C. Master Breeder Award Program

Purpose: To give recognition to outstanding breeders of Pigmy Pouters.

Eligibility: Open to all members of the American Pigmy Pouter Club.

Recipients of the Master Breeder Award
1985:   Alvin Gremm, Ontario - (Inactive)
1986:   Jack Spann, Idaho - (Inactive)
1987:   Kent & Selma Wright, Utah - (Inactive)
1988:   Lazlo Fedor, Ontario - (Active)
1988:   Jerry Mc Calmon, Utah
1995:   Ronald Brammer, Ohio - (Inactive)
1995:   J.T. Matlack, Delaware - (Active)
2006:   Josef Oldja, Ohio -(Inactive)
2011:   Stanley Staveckis, New York - (Active)

Requirements for "Master Breeder": The basis for obtaining the Master Breeder Award is a point system. A breeder accumulates points throughout his/her lifetime from placings .of their birds at A.P.P.C. shows. A total of 500 points must be obtained to qualify for nomination as a "Master Breeder".

Selection: To achieve the title of Master Breeder, a breeder must prove consistency in breeding quality Pigmy Pouters over a period of time as indicated by show placings at A.P.P.C. shows. Once a breeder has met the point requirements, the point keeper will notify the President, Who will appoint a committee for final approval and verification of points. For final approval, the member must maintain high character, Which displays loyalty to the American Pigmy Pouter Club, honesty, and good sportsmanship. The member must also have made significant contributions to the breed by service. Such service may include encouragement of new breeders, participation in A.P.P.C. events, judging, etc.

Show results: It is the responsibility of the Show Secretary to provide the A.P.P.C. point keeper with the official show results at the conclusion of a meet. Show results must include the total numbers of birds exhibited in each class, all exhibitors names, complete band numbers, and judge or judges. All disputes regarding show results will be settled by grievance committee selected by the President.

Clarifications and additions to the Master Breeders rules:
1) The A.P.P.C. has traditionally recognized color classes for blue, silver (brown bar), red, yellow, black, white, and A.O.C. If six or more birds of the same color are entered in the A.O.C. class, the Show Secretary may create a new class for that color, providing that color is recognized by the A.P.P.C. Standard.

2) Under no circumstances will points be awarded for classes labeled barred, checkered, self, solid, grizzle, as these terms denote patterns and are not colors. Also, classes labeled combined or rare will not be pointed.

3) Points are earned only on birds bred by the exhibitor, not birds obtained from another breeder. If it is revealed that any birds receiving points was not bred by the exhibitor, then those points will be given to the actual breeder of the bird.

4) A breeder is considered one entity. If entries are made under a loft name, joint names, etc. then the records will be kept as such and not divided under separate names. If the partnership is dissolved, the remaining breeder(s) of the partnership may petition the A.P.P.C. Executive Committee to have the points credited to the remaining breeder(s).

5) Points earned by a single bird will be added together from the various categories, ie age, color, sex, etc. For example, there is a 150 bird entry (class A show). A white young cock is selected first in a class of 16. If this bird goes on to be Champion, it will receive 7 points for winning a class of 16 or over. 4 points for winning Best of Color. 6 points for Best Young Cock. 10 points for Champion. A total of 27 points.

6) In case of a single bird in a class, no points will be awarded to this entry unless it later goes on to win a championship category then it will receive the minimum points for first place. Also, no bird can receive championship points that are not allotted by rule. For example, a blue old hen is the only bird in its class at a class D show. It goes on to win best of Color. Under the Master Breeder point system, this entry will receive 1 point; there are no points for best of color in a class D show.

7) In determining the rating of a show, only the actual number of birds shown will count, not the number of birds entered.

8) On January 04,1992, the current point system and rules went into effect. All previous shows, properly recognized and approved, will be tabulated under the old point system, but henceforth all will be governed by the rules now in effect.

Color Specialty Award:
The American Pigmy Pouter Club recognizes that many breeders are devoted to raising one particular color, and so, may find it difficult to achieve the status of "Master Breeder". Therefore, a Color Specialty Award has been established to recognize those fanciers who have shown consistency in their breeding program by accumulating 100 points on birds of a single color. Points will be earned on the same basis as the "Master Breeder Award".

A breeder may qualify for more than one Color Specialty Award, but must earn the required 100 points for each individual color. If a total of 250 points are accumulated in a single color, a Superior designation will be awarded to that breeder for that color. Achievement of either the Color Specialty Award or Superior designation will not detract from a breeders ability to attain the "Master Breeder Award" designation; as points acquired from these systems will count toward the total points required for obtaining "Master Breeder".

Class "A" show - Championship Points (150 birds plus)
Best Opp Sex____8
Best yh,yc,oh,oc__6
Best of Color_____4
Best Opp. Color___2

Class "A" - Class Points
Number In Class
2-5_____1st: 4. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
6-10____1st: 5. 2nd: 4. 3rd: 0 4th: 0.
11-15___1st: 6. 2nd: 5. 3rd: 4. 4th: 0.
16 plus__1st: 7. 2nd: 6. 3rd: 5. 4th: 4.

Class "B" show - Championship Points (100 to 149 birds)
Best Opp. Sex___6
Best yh,yc,oh,oc_4
Best of Color_____2
Best Opp. Color__0

Class "B" - Class Points
Number in class
2-5_____1st: 3. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
6-10____1st: 4. 2nd: 3. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
11-15___1st: 5. 2nd: 4. 3rd: 3. 4th: 0.
16 plus__1st: 6. 2nd: 5. 3rd: 4. 4th: 3.

Class "C" show Championship points (50 to 99 birds) (minimum 5 exhibitors)
Best Opp. Sex___4
Best yh,yc,oh,oc_2
Best of Color____0
Best Opp. Color__0

Class "C" Class Points
Number in class
2-5____1st: 2. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
6-10___1st: 3. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
11-15__1st: 4. 2nd: 3. 3rd: 2. 4th: 0.
16 plus_1st: 5. 2nd: 4. 3rd: 3. 4th: 2.

Class "D" show Championship Points(20 to 49 birds) minimum 3 exhibitors)
Best Opp. Sex___2
Best yh,yc,oh,oc_0
Best of Color____0
Best Opp. Color__0

Class "D" Class Points
Number in class
2-5_____1st: l. 2nd: 0. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
6-10____1st: 2. 2nd: l. 3rd: 0. 4th: 0.
11-15___1st: 3. 2nd: 2. 3rd: 1. 4th: 0.
16 plus_1st: 4. 2nd: 3. 3rd: 2. 4th: 1.

Superior Color Specialty Award
Lazlo Fedor
1988 - blues.
1996 brown bars.

Color Specialty Award
Alvin Gremm
1985 - reds.
1985 - blues.
1985 - brown bars.
1985- A.O.C.s.

Lazlo Fedor
1985 - reds.
1986 - blues.
1991 - yellows.

Ron Weber
1985 brown bars.

Kent & Selma Wright
1985 - blues.
1988 - whites.
1988 - A.O.C.s.
1988 - Yellows.

Jack Spann
1986 - whites.
1987 - blues.
1987 - A.O.C.s.
1988 - brown bars.

Robert Gabriel
1986 - blues.
1986 - whites.

Jerry Mc Calmon
1986 - Yellows.
1986 - A.O.C.s.
1987 - reds.

Tally Mezzanato
1985 - reds.
1988 - blues.
1988 - A.O.C.s.

J.T. Matlack
1991 - reds.
1992- blues.
1996- whites.

Ronald Brammer
1992 - reds.
1994 - blue.
1994 brown bars.
1996 - blacks.

Update to follow.