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PROPOSED STANDARD OF PERFECTION

Columbian Marans

 

 

MALE

 

Comb,Face,Wattles and Ear Lobes: Bright Red

 

Beak: Horn, some black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish Bay

 

Head: White, with some luster.

 

Neck:

Hackle - Surface of feather, lustrous greenish black, with a narrow lacing of silvery white; nearly all fluff and shaft, black, with some white at juncture of quill with skin.

Front of Neck - White.

 

Back: Silvery white. Cape - black and white.

Saddle - Surface of feather white with lustrous black stripe extending down middle of each feather, tapering to a point near its lower extremity. The black in saddle feathers adjoining back is approximately one half the length of the surface feather. As the feathers approach the upper saddle, adjoining the tail coverts, this black strip gradually increases to approximately two thirds the length of the surface feather. There is a clear patch of white between the fluff and the beginning of the black stripe.

 

Tail:

Main tail - black

Sickles - lustrous greenish black.

Coverts - lustrous greenish black, laced with silvery white.

 

Wings:

Shoulders and Fronts - white, with some black acceptable.

Bows and Coverts - white.

Primaries - black with white border on lower edge of lower web.

Secondaries - black, upper web laced with white, exposed portion of lower web forming wing bay, white.

 

Breast: White.

 

Body and Stern: White, except under wings where it may be tinted with slaty blue.

 

Shanks and Toes: White.

 

Bottoms of feet: Pinkish

 

Undercolor: Delicate slaty blue in all sections.

 

 

 

FEMALE

 

Comb,Face,Wattles and Ear Lobes: Bright Red

 

Beak: Horn,some black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish Bay

 

Head:  White.

 

Neck:

Hackle - Surface of feather, lustrous greenish black, with a narrow

lacing of silvery white; nearly all fluff and shaft, black, with some

white at juncture of quill with skin.

Front of Neck - White.

 

Back: White.

 

Tail:

Main Tail - black except two top feathers, which should be finely

laced with white.

Coverts - black with narrow lacing of white.

 

Wings:

Shoulders, Fronts, Bows and Coverts - white.

Primaries - black with white border on lower edge of lower web.

Secondaries - black, upper web laced with white, exposed portion

of lower web forming wing bay, white.

 

Breast: White.

 

Body and stern: White, except under wings where it may be tinted

with slaty blue.

 

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

bottoms of feet pinkish

 

Undercolor: Delicate slaty blue in all sections.

 

Disqualifications: One or more solid black or brown feathers on surface or back or breast; dark spots or mossiness in surface of back or saddle appearing in approximately 15 percent of feathers of this section, except narrow black stripes extending to not over two thirds the length of the feather and near tail of male, or dark markings in cape of either sex; red feathers in plumage.

 

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