Plumage

EYE, EYE CERE, BEAK AND TOENAIL COLORATIONS

ALMOND

PLUMAGE: The ground color of the almond is a rich, golden-buff, that of the interior of an almond

nut shell from which the name is derived. Rich black flecking shall be dispersed

throughout the plumage. Flights (primaries and secondaries) and tail feathers are to be

splotched irregularly with distinct patches of ground color, white and black. The white

splotches in the tail feathers are to be positioned in such a way that the appearance of a

white terminal bar is produced.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh colored preferred, horn permitted.

TOENAILS: Flesh colored.

ANDALUSIAN

PLUMAGE: The body and tail are to be an even shade of midnight blue, shading to black on the

head and neck. The wings are lighter with dark blue edging on each feather. There

shall be no tendency toward reddish or bronzy tones.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with dark cere.

BEAK: Black.

TOENAILS: Black.

AOC (Any Other Color) This classification is to be used for recognized colors where

classes are too small to be competitive. As all birds in this class will be of recognized

colors, color and/or marking points will be awarded. This class is not to be used as

as a catch-all for mismark birds. Rules pertaining to individual plumage descriptions,

eye and eye cere, and toenail colorations shall apply.

BLACK

PLUMAGE: Jet black throughout. Free from rustiness or checkery appearance and covered with

a rich beetle-green luster.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with dark ceres.

BEAK: Black.

TOENAILS: Black.

BLUE

PLUMAGE: Clear, sound, gray-blue. Free from sootiness or bronzing, with no inclination to run

light on rump or breast. The feathers on the neck and throat shall be covered with an

iridescent metallic sheen. The wing and tail bars shall be black and well defined. The

tail feathers shall be edged all around with the same shade as the shield area.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with dark ceres.

BEAK: Black.

TOENAILS: Black.

BODYMARK

PLUMAGE: Basically a colored bird with a white tail. Bodymarks can be bred in all the basic colors.

The body plumage shall follow the rules for that of its basic color. The front cushion

shall be colored. The back cushion shall be white.

EYES & EYE CERE: Same as that of its basic color.

BEAK: Same as that of its basic color.

TOENAILS: Same as that of its basic color.

BROWN/KHAKI

PLUMAGE: An intense basic color alternative to ash red and blue. Often mistaken for the dilutes

of the blue series (dun, silver check, silver bar), but brown usually has a slightly more

fawn shade, fades easily in sunlight and eye color is not yellow/orange. As with the

blue and ash red series, the distribution of brown pigment can be affected by spread

(solid self), the pattern series (T check, check, bar, barless) and other pigment

altering factors (grizzle, milky, etc.). The brown shades can be lightened to soft tones

by the addition of dilution, resulting in the khaki (dilute brown) series.

BROWN SOLID SELF A uniform rich shade of chocolate throughout.

BROWN T CHECK Rich chocolate shade on head, neck and body lightening some underneath. Wing

shields – dark chocolate with feathers edged in fawn producing the dark checker

appearance. Tail – dark fawn with rich chocolate terminal bar.

BROWN CHECK Same as T Check, but with more fawn on the wing shield producing clear, definite

chocolate checkering.

BROWN BAR Same as above, but with even fawn throughout the wing shield except for two distinct

chocolate bars. Tail – fawn with rich chocolate terminal bar.

BROWN BARLESS Same as brown bar without the wing bars.

KHAKI SERIES Similar to the above brown series, but lighter, like butterschotch rather than chocolate.

EYES & EYE CERE: Brown, dark; khaki – flesh.

BEAK: Brown, dark horn; khaki, light horn to flesh.

TOENAILS: Same.

CHECKER

PLUMAGE: Checker is a pattern but is shown as a "color class" with consideration given to balance

in pattern and richness in color. The pattern varies with the amount of light colored

pigment base. The checker pattern is made up of light and ark colored shades of the

same color. The light color appears as a "T" on the wing covert feathers. Checker class

includes checkers in all basic colors (ash red, blue and brown) as well as their dilutes.

It also can include checkers that have had their pigment modified by reduced, milky,

pale, and the like, that leaves the checker appearance. Checkers are various patterns that

range from light to dark to velvet "T" pattern checks.

EYES & EYE CERE: Same coloration as that of its basic color.

BEAK: Same as that of its basic color.

TOENAILS: Same as that of its basic color.

CREAM

PLUMAGE: The body and the wing color is a very soft cream-gray blend, shading to a rich golden

cream on head and hackle. The wing bars shall be a rich golden cream. Tail, a very

pale cream-gray shading to ash-white with as little flecking as possible with no flecking

at all preferred.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with light horn colored ceres.

BEAK: Light horn colored.

TOENAILS: Light horn colored.

DOMINANT OPAL (Od)

PLUMAGE This highly variable mutant bleaches the pattern areas in the wing, the tail bar, and the primary

feathers to an off white. Color lPreference is to be given to the cleaner, ligher off white expression.

These areas are to be free of buff or bronze. The body coloc is also slightly lightened. It can be

Produced on blue, brown and ash red base and should correspond to the color descreption to the

Color description of these base colors except for the above mentioned characteristics. All patterns

( bar, check and T pattern ) are acceptable as well as other pigment altering modifiers(Dilute,

Milky, etc ). Spwad and recessive red may also be added which produces a variably laced shield,

And tail.

EYE AND CERE; Corresponding to that of the base color`s description.

BEAK Corresponding to thas of the base color`s description.

TOE NAILS Corresponding to that of the base color`s description.

DEROY

PLUMAGE: A recessive yellow "mimic". A fairly uniform golden buff shade which usually

has lightening in the flights and tail and slight frosting on the head. May develop

darker, reddish splotching with age akin to the break of an almond. Shade may vary

from dull, washed-out buff to almost red with a rich golden bull preferred.

EYES & CERE: Pearl preferred with flesh-colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh to horn-colored with flesh preferred.

TOENAILS: Same.

DUN

PLUMAGE: A soft even shade of dull brown with no tendency toward a purple or bluish tint. The

feathers of the neck and throat shall be covered with an iridescent metallic sheen.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with drab colored ceres.

BEAK: Horn colored.

TOENAILS: Horn colored

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GOLD

PLUMAGE This color is a combination of the pale and recessive red genes. A rich even color , about midway between red and yellow with a deep orange cast and as much sheen as possible particularly on the neck and body.

EYES & EYE CERE Pearl preferred with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK Horn colored.

TOENAILS Horn colored.

GRIZZLE

PLUMAGE: A peppery combination of color and white. The grizzling effect is most noticeable on

the body, shoulder, neck and head while nearly absent on the wing and tail bars.

Grizzle can be bred in all colors, patterns and markings as well as in conjunction with

many other pigment affecting factors (dilute, milky, etc.). The classical "dragoon

grizzle" is the expression on a blue bar. Tortoiseshell effects are produced when grizzle

is in conjunction with checker. Pure grizzle produces stork-mark. Grizzle in

combination with spread or recessive red can produce an evenly grizzled bird but most

often produces black or red splashed appearing birds.

EYES & EYE CERE: Same as that of its basic color.

BEAK: Same as that of its basic color.

TOENAILS: Same as that of its basic color.

INDIGO

PLUMAGE: Often termed an ash red "mimic". Indigo affects the check and bar areas of the bird.

When indigo is combined with blue it results in a rusty reddening of the bar and check

areas and a washing out of the terminal bar of the tail. The effects are not as dramatic

in combination with ash red or brown. When combined with black the result is what is

called andalusian.

INDIGO BLUE BAR Light greyish blue on the wings, body and rump. Hackle a darker shade with a green

luster. Flights and tail a darker shade with an indistinct terminal bar. Wing bars are

a dark chestnut.

INDIGO BLUE CHECK Ground color is a light greyish blue with distinct and even dark chestnut "V" checks

on the wing, back and rump. Tail terminal bar is indistinct.

INDIGO BLUE "T" Dark blue/black on head, neck body and rump. Somewhat lighter blue/black on the

tail and flights. Indistinct tail terminal bar. Wing shield a dark cinnamon bronze.

Green metallic luster on the head and hackle.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange with pearl preferred and dark colored ceres.

BEAK: Black.

TOENAILS: Black.

MEALY

PLUMAGE: The body and wing color shall be a clear lavender-gray shading to a rich claret-red on

head and hackle. The bars shall be a rich claret-red. The tail is an even shade of

lavender-gray with as little flecking as possible with no flecking at all preferred.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with drab colored ceres.

BEAK: Horn colored.

TOENAILS: Horn colored.

NCC (Non Classified Color) This classification is to be used for those colors and markings that have

not been recognized. It is also to be used for marked birds of a color that has

not been recognized as well as for any new marking that has not been

recognized. There will be no allowance for color and/or marking points for birds

competing in this classification.

PIED

PLUMAGE: A colored bird with up to 75% of its plumage randomly dispersed white.

A white bird with less than 25% of its plumage colored.

A tailmark with less than 75% of its tail feathers carrying color.

A bodymark with less than 75% of its tail feathers white.

A saddle with less than 75% color in the shield area.

Note: A pied bird is one whose odd feathers are too numerous to pluck.

EYES & EYE CERE: Same as that of its basic color or marking.

BEAK: Same as that of its basic color or marking.

TOENAILS: Same as that of its basic color or marking.

POWDERED BLUE

PLUMAGE: Clear, sound, light, milky blue on body, wings and tail. Free from sootiness with no

tendency toward cream, yellow or purple coloring. Having the appearance of being

lightly flecked but not checked with powder. The feathers on the neck and throat shall

be slightly darker than the body and covered with an iridescent metallic sheen

comparable to burnished silver. The neck and throat, like the body, wings and tail,

shall be free of cream, yellow or purple coloring. The wing and tail bars shall be flat

black, as near black as possible and shall be distinct. The feathers of the tail shall be

edged beyond the terminal bar with the same color as the shield area.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl, red or orange, pearl preferred, with fine, dark ceres.

BEAK: Black.

TOENAILS: Black.

POWDERED SILVER

PLUMAGE: Fawn colored on the body, wings and tail. Having the appearance of being sprinkled

with a powdery glow. The feathers on the neck and throat shall be slightly darker

than the body and covered with an iridescent metallic sheen. The wing and tail bars

shall be distinct and dun colored. The tail feathers shall be edged beyond the terminal

bar with the same color as the shield area.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with drab colored ceres.

BEAK: Horn colored.

TOENAILS: Horn colored.

QUALMOND

PLUMAGE: An even peppering of bluish grey shades throughout the body, wings and tail. The

even peppering is desired, but flecking and patches of darker blue are not a serious

fault, as it is a unique part of this mutant. Wing bars vary from almost non-existent to

dark gray, with preference for non-distinct bars. Flight tips and tail bar to be a darker

shade of the blue-gray body color. Hackle to have a pink and green luster. This color

may be further affected with the addition of dilution, milky (powdered), etc.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl, orange or yellow, with pearl preferred, with dark eye ceres.

BEAK: Horn colored.

TOENAILS: Horn colored.

RED

PLUMAGE: An even shade throughout of clear, rich, bright, chestnut, free from sootiness or any

tendency toward bluish or plum tints. The feathers on the neck and throat shall be

covered with an iridescent metallic sheen.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh colored.

TOENAILS: Flesh colored.

SADDLE

PLUMAGE: The wings shall be marked evenly, the ten outside feathers (primaries) being white, the

rest, including the covert (shield) and scapular (thumb) feathering to be colored. The

body, except for the back, shall be white. In barred varieties the wing barring shall be

clear and distinct. The colored plumage shall follow the rules for color under

appropriate color description for the basic color and pattern involved.

EYES & EYE CERE: Dark hazel or bull with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh colored.

TOENAILS: Flesh colored.

SILVER

PLUMAGE: A soft shade of light silver with no tendency toward a creamy color. The feathers on

The neck and throat shall be covered with an iridescent metallic sheen. The wing and

tail bars shall be dun and well defined. The tail feathers shall be edged all around with

the same shade as the shield area.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with drab colored ceres.

BEAK: Horn colored.

TOENAILS: Horn colored.

TAILMARK

PLUMAGE: The tailmark is a bird basically with a white body and a colored tail. It is bred in all the

standard colors. The color intensity of the tail may vary from an intense solid to a

delicate lace. A white back cushion is preferred. Uniformity of marking is desired.

EYES & EYE CERE: Dark hazel or bull with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh colored.

TOENAILS: Flesh colored.

WHITE

PLUMAGE: Pure white

EYES & EYE CERE: Dark hazel or bull with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh colored.

TOENAILS: Flesh colored.

YELLOW

PLUMAGE: An even shade throughout of rich, bright, golden-buff with no tendency to run light

on the rump. The feathers on the neck and throat shall be covered with an iridescent

metallic sheen.

EYES & EYE CERE: Pearl or orange, pearl preferred, with flesh colored ceres.

BEAK: Flesh colored.

TOENAILS: Flesh colored.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

1. Any sign of sickness -- coughing, sneezing, canker, diarrhea, going light.

2. Deformities -- webbed feet, crooked mandibles, pock disfigurations.

3. External parasites -- lice, mites.

 

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