Proposed Standard for the Cuckoo Variety
Cuckoo Variety



MALE

Comb, Face, Wattles, & Ear-Lobes: Bright red.
Beak: Light horn fading to white at the tip.
Eyes: Orange Red.
Plumage: Feathers in all sections shall be crossed throughout their entire
length by irregular zig-zagged dark and light-dark or slate bars that stop short
of positive black and white; free from shafting, brownish tinge, or metallic
sheen; the tip of each feather dark; excellence to be determined by distinct
contrasts. The male should be one or two shades lighter than the female, with
more pronounced barring throughout.
Legs & Toes: Pinkish white with some black spotting allowed.
Bottoms of feet: Pinkish white.
Shank and Toe Feathers: Same as Plumage.


FEMALE

Comb, Face, Wattles, & Ear-Lobes: Bright red.
Beak: Light horn fading to white at the tip.
Eyes: Orange Red.
Plumage: Feathers in all sections shall be crossed throughout their entire
length by irregular zig-zagged dark and light-dark or slate bars that stop short
of positive black and white; free from shafting, brownish tinge, or metallic
sheen; the tip of each feather dark; excellence to be determined by distinct
contrasts.
Legs & Toes: Pinkish white with some black spotting allowed.
Bottoms of feet: Pinkish white.
Shank and Toe Feathers: Same as Plumage.