Marans

Marans Chicken Club USA

PROPOSED STANDARD OF PERFECTION

Blue Marans

 

 

MALE

 

Comb,Face,Wattles and Ear Lobes: Bright Red

 

Beak: Horn, some black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish Bay

 

Head: Lustrous bluish black.

 

Neck:

Hackle - a uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with lustrous bluish black.

Front of Neck - same as breast.

 

Back: A uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with lustrous bluish black.

 

Saddle: A uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

 

Tail:

Main Tail - a uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

Sickles and Coverts - same as main tail.

 

Wings:

Shoulders, Fronts, Bows and Coverts - a uniform shade of plain

slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

Primaries - a uniform shade of slaty blue.

Secondaries - a uniform shade of plain slaty blue , outer webs clearly and sharply laced with bluish black, and lustrous black shafting.

 

Breast, Body and Stern: A uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

 

Shanks and Toes: Light slate, pinkish color showing between scales...

bottoms of feet pinkish.

 

Bottoms of feet: Pinkish

 

Undercolor: Uniform slaty blue in all sections.

 

 

FEMALE

 

Comb,Face,Wattles and Ear Lobes: Bright Red

 

Beak: Horn,some black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish Bay

 

Head: Slaty blue.

 

Neck and hackles: A uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

 

Back. Tail and Coverts: A uniform shade of plain slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

 

Wings:

Shoulders, Fronts, Bows and Coverts - a uniform shade of plain

slaty blue clearly and sharply laced with bluish black.

Primaries - a uniform shade of slaty blue.

Secondaries - a uniform shade of plain slaty blue , outer webs clearly and sharply laced with bluish black, and lustrous black shafting.

 

Breast, Body and Stern: A uniform shade of plain slaty blue , outer webs clearly and sharply laced with bluish black, and lustrous black shafting.

 

Shanks and Toes: Light slate, pinkish color showing between scales...

bottoms of feet pinkish

 

Undercolor: Uniform slaty blue in all sections.

 

Disqualifications: Red, yellow, orange or positive white in any section of the plumage.

 

Defects: Surface of feathers not laced with darker shade; black in

various sections of plumage.

 

 

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