Marans

Marans Chicken Club USA

PROPOSED STANDARD OF PERFECTION

BIRCHENS MARANS

 

Male

 

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

 

Beak: Horn, black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish bay

 

Head: Silver with no red, gold or yellow

 

Neck- Hackle: Silver with no red, gold or yellow. 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: Same as breast.

 

Back: Silver with no red, gold or yellow, with some luster.

 

Saddle: Silver with no red, gold or yellow with slender black stripe through middle of each feather terminating in a point short of its lower extremity, to match hackle.

 

Tail:

Main Tail: Black with slight luster

Sickles: Black with brilliant green sheen

Coverts Brilliant black.

 

Wings & Shoulders: Black

Fronts: Black

Bows: Silver with no red, gold or yellow and some luster

Coverts: Lustrous black forming a distinct bar across wing

Primaries: Black

Secondaries: Black, exposed portion forming black wing bay

 

Breast:

 Upper Breast: basic black, each feather finely laced with white from throat to middle of breast.

Lower: Black with some luster

 

Body & Stern: Black

 

Legs & Toes:

Lower Thighs: Black

Shanks and Toes: Shanks and toes light to mid-slate not black but may show pink between the scales. Bottoms of feet pinkish white.

 

Shank and Toe Feathers: Black

 

Disqualification: Mulberry Comb and Wattles

 

 

Female

 

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

 

Beak: Dark horn

 

Eyes: Reddish bay

 

Head: Silver with no red, gold or yellow

 

Neck:

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

Front of Neck: Same as breast

 

Back: Black, with some luster.

 

Tail:

Main Tail: Black.

Coverts: Black with some luster.

 

 

Wings:

Shoulders, Fronts and Bows: Black.

Coverts: Black with some luster.

Primaries: Dull black

Secondaries: Black, exposed portion forming black wing bay

 

Breast:

Upper Breast: Basic black, each feather finely laced with white from throat to middle of breast.

Lower: Black.

 

Body & Stern: Black

 

Legs & Toes:

Lower Thighs: Black

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

 

Shank and Toe Feathers: Black

 

Disqualification: Mulberry Comb and Wattles

 

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