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British Poultry Standards by Victoria Roberts

By Victoria Roberts

British bird criteria sixth version is the reputable connection with the entire acknowledged chook criteria in nice Britain. It includes whole necessities including judging issues for all standardised breeds and forms, as compiled by means of the expert Breed golf equipment and regarded via the chicken membership of serious Britain.Breeding and showing bird is a long-held culture in addition to a favored and lucrative pastime. The paintings of the Breed golf equipment and the numerous devoted breeders in holding the natural breeds is essential in retaining our breeds of fowl not just for the cultural background of destiny generations but in addition as a gene financial institution for the economic international. lower than the guardianship of the fowl membership of serious Britain, this booklet information the permitted criteria of excellence for every breed.New to this edition:* New and enhanced color photographs for plenty of breeds, now with virtually three hundred color photographs.* The inclusion of silhouettes to teach the best form for every breed.* an extra 14 breeds are lined.

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Female plumage: Head and neck dark slate-blue, remainder medium slate-blue, laced with a darker shade. In both sexes: Undercolour to tone with surface colour in both sexes. Beak blue or black, black preferred. Eyes black or very dark brown, black preferred. Comb, face, wattles and ear-lobes bright red. Legs and feet black or blue. Toenails preferably white. Skin white. Soles of feet white. The white Pure white, free from straw tinge or brassiness. Beak bluish white or (off) white. Eyes black or dark brown, black preferred.

Type: Body moderate in length, broad at shoulders. Back flat and slightly sloped. Rump well rounded with saddle feathers flowing over stern. Breast full, round and deep. Wings medium in length, carried close to the body and well up. Saddle hackle well developed. Tail entirely absent, with no uropygium (parson’s nose). 46 Rumpless Araucana Black-red Rumpless Araucana male, large Head: Moderately small. Beak medium stout, curved. Eyes bold and expressive. Comb small pea. Face moderate muffling. Ear-lobes small and concealed by ear-tufts.

Duck toes. Crooked toes. Turned toes. Twisted feet. Enlarged toe joints. Lack of spurs on adult male. Leg feathers on clean-legged birds. Feathering Soft or frizzled feathering in plain feathered breeds. Curled feathers on any part of body, including neck. Signs of slow feathering. Defects and deformities Figure 10 Comb faults 27 28 Defects and deformities Figure 11 Figure 12 Defects and deformities 29 Disease Any disease or disorder not making for maximum health, condition, vigour and breeding fitness, including colds, heartiness, abdominal dropsy, cysts, egg substance in oviduct or abdomen.

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