I believe that the IBC already has a class for wild types.
I started this thread to discuss what the current breeding/showing tends, not to hear everyone picking on each other. I think that all this started as a simple misunderstanding of tone, and quickly got out of control. I personally believe that the IBC should take the available VT standard from the European club (the one I posted, from a club completely separate from the IBC) and tweak it, making a class for veiltails in IBC sanctioned shows. A good veil is a beautiful fish.
Basement Bettas, you have beautiful fish. No one was attacking you or the hobby, please don't attack them.
IMO, I like fish with a bit extra branching, as long as their fins aren't messy. My OHM, who has a bit of rosetail, has no problem swimming, and had absolutely no trouble breeding.
My current favorite colors are metalic green, royal blue, and copper, and good lemon yellows. I'm also getting in to marbles and butterflies. I have a steel marble HMDT that I may breed.
Solstice - cellophane HM female