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Standard of Perfection - 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

Black Copper Marans

 

The Black Copper variety was accepted by the American Poultry Association in February 2011 at Newnan, Georgia

 

 

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.

 

 

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