Standard of Perfection


MALE


Disqualifications:
Brown wing bay. (See General Disqualifications and Cutting for Defects.)


Comb, Face, Wattles, & Ear-Lobes: Bright red.

Beak: Horn, black shading permitted.

Eyes: Reddish bay.

Head: Lustrous deep copper, neither yellow nor mahogany.

Neck- Hackle : Lustrous deep copper, neither yellow nor mahogany.
Some feathers, especially in the lower hackle, may include
a  narrow dark stripe through the middle of each feather
terminating in a point near its lower extremity.

Front of neck : Black with markings of deep copper.

Back: Lustrous deep copper.

Saddle : Same as hackle.

Tail— Main Tail :Black with slight luster.

Sickles and Coverts : Lustrous black.

Wings—Shoulders : Black.

Fronts : Black.

Bows : Deep russet red.

Coverts : Lustrous black.

Primaries : Black.

Secondaries : Black, exposed portion forming black wing bay.

Breast: Solid black or with a few copper spots. Not laced.

Body & Stern: Black.

Legs & Toes—

Lower Thighs : Black.

Shanks and Toes : Shanks and toes light to mid-slate, showing pink
between the scales. Bottoms of feet pinkish white.

Shank and Toe Feathers : Black.





FEMALE



Comb, Face, Wattles, & Ear-Lobes: Bright red.

Beak: Dark horn.

Eyes: Reddish bay.

Head: Lustrous copper.

Neck - Hackle : Copper, with a narrow dark stripe through the middle of each feather,
terminating to a point near its lower extremity.

Front of Neck : Black

Back: Black.

Tail: Black.

Wings: Black.

Breast: Solid black.

Body & Stern: Black.

Legs & Toes—

Lower Thighs : Black.

Shanks and Toes :  Dark slate, bottoms of feet pinkish white.

Shank and Toe Feathers : Black
The Black Copper variety was accepted by
the American Poultry Association in
February 2011 at Newnan, Georgia
Black Copper Variety