Hood/Top: (20 pts.)
Long, coming well forward, thick and even at the edge, fitting
as close to the head as possible, forming the hood's portion of
the top feather.
Mane: (15 pts.)
Long and smooth, thick from side to side. Starting at a point
which will make the lower part distinctly the shortest, then
rising solidly and curving out as it rises in an unbroken sweep
as high above the head as possible, forming the mane's share of
the top feather and blending into the hood, the top of the mane
behind the hood showing a marked backward extension and fullness
Chain: (20 pts.)
Long, smooth, balancing the mane. High and toppy, with
pronounced forward extension in front of the hood, matching the
outline of upper mane and forming the chain's contribution to
the top feather. Curving downward, the 2 sides meet in perfect
alignment, the lower part tapering in and balancing the
whipped-in effect of lower mane. Even at the bottom, not too
far down the breast, but far enough to leave a finished effect.
Body: (5 pts.)
Strictly slender, stressing slimness at the shoulders. Long and
shapely, tapering gradually to the tail, with slightly hollowed
back. Neck of good length. Flights long and carried above the
tail. Legs of medium length.
Carriage: (15 pts.)
Very upright and showy. The bird should be an ever-ready shower
and stretcher, thus showing the feather formation to its fullest
Markings: (7 pts.)
The head White, from a line just below the eye. Beak, White or
flesh colour in all colours. Rose, White in Reds and Yellows
and to be clearly defined and consistent with the profile in
outline. Rump and tail, White. As near 10 x 10 White flights
as possible. Allowing for exceptions such as Whites, Bars on
Blues and Silvers, etc., the remainder is to be 1 solid colour,
including all plumage on the thighs and on the under parts of
Eyes to be pearl or white, with small pupils. A single bull eye
to be penalized 1 point.
Colour: (15 pts.)
Rich, sound and lustrous, even throughout, with the luster
especially brilliant on the hood, mane and chain.
Black:- Intense, glistening black, showing a green metallic
luster free from purple. Not showing any trace of red or fading
in or under feathers.
Brown :- An even shade of chocolate or cocoa. It is about midway
between dun and silver, but possesses a chocolate or cocoa tinge
not occuring in either of those colours. The deeper and more
intense is preffered.
Red:- Gleaming ruby red, with a rich copper sheen free from
Yellow:- Rich, golden yellow with a pink luster free from green.
White: - To possess a satin-like, silvery appearance.
Almond: - Any pigment, T-pattern, almond factor. Almond is a
modifying factor that, when introduced, causes various flecks of
colour to appear on the feather of the bird, the base colour to
strieve for is a rich yellow-brown or almond colour. The flecks
vary in size, but should be even distribution. There must be at
least three colours pronounced on the neck and wing, if on
every feather, so much the better. The even distibution of the
three colours on the bird is called a break. Perfection would be
the same amount of break on each feather. The more the break and
the better distribution, the better colour of the almond.
Blue:- Bright, clear and rich, with broad, well defined black
bars and green metallic luster.
Silver: - Very light and silvery, with broad well defined bars
as black as possible, green metallic luster.
Khaki - A very light khaki, very pale having a somewhat
yellowish tinge. Should be even throughout.
Indigo - Any pigment - intense or dilute - any pattern - indigo
factor. It is a pattern and not a colour as it has been seen in
many varitions such as bronze and sulfur. Indigo are dark
chestnut. Pure indigo in general considered not as attractive.
The best known varity of indigo is Spread Indigo on a black
colour called Andalusian.
Kite - Bronze pigment - intense - T pattern or dark checkered.
Kites are genetically dark checkered with a trait for a rich
bronze which can be seen at the breast, in the wings, shows best
on unfolded wing and in the inner webs of the secondary flight
feathers. The classical almond is the expression of almond on
kite base. The general appearance of the kite is blackish, but a
tinge of bronze is often found throughout the plumage.
Opal - Any pigment - intense or dilute - any pattern. The opal
differs from other standard colour classes in wing pattern
colouration. All body wing pattern colouration is to be an off
white.Mealy - Body and wing colour a clear lavendar-gray shading
to a rich claret-red on the hood chain and mane. The bars to be
a clear claret-red.
Cream - The body and wing colour a sift cream gray shading to a
rich golden cream on the hood, chain and mane showing as little
flecking as possible.
Andalusian - Blue pigment - intense - spread and indgo factor.
The body is an even shade of midnight blue shading . The wing is
a bit lighter with dark blue edging on each feather. The indigo
factor may be applied to any standard colours, but only the
black indigo described here is be known as andalusian.
Mealy:- Bright,clear,rich and silvery ash-red, with broad well
defined chestnut bars and red metallic lustre.
Cream:- Bright, clear, rich and creamy ash-yellow, with broad
well defined golden yellow bars and pink metallic lustre
Splash:- Half white, half colour, in an evenly distributed
pattern, conforming to the appropriate colour requirements above.