recognition of a new mutation
countries have approved the following guidelines for recognition of new mutations
unanimously in August 2007.
The WBO may recognise new
mutations if the following guidelines are fulfilled:
- Initially the variety must be recognised in its country of origin or another
- The variety must not be a visual combination of 2 or more existing varieties.
- The variety clearly must be different from other varieties on at least one
- At least 3 fanciers, not being partners, must have bred and exhibited the
variety for a minimum of 3 years.
- The variety must be exhibited by at least 3 birds of each sex. If the variety
has a different appearance in single and double factor, both forms must be exhibited with
at least 3 birds of each sex.
- A precise variety description must be written, as well in the green and in
the blue series. If the variety has a different appearance in single and double factor,
both forms must be described. The description must follow the same format as for the
already recognized varieties.
- The heredity of the variety must be precisely described.
- The WBO Executive Committee will have the power to engage other expert advice
for recognition and adoption purposes.
The initial recognition of the new
variety in the country of origin needs to be conducted by a committee consisting of
national judges and experienced fanciers of repute and item 4 above is adhered to.