apa approved standard Oct. 2011 Indianapolis, IN

COLOR -- MALE


Disqualifications:

Spotted Breast. Black or no Triangular wing bays at all.



Wheaten cocks are black, with a coppery-red coat, and so looking like the Black Copper cocks except as for the triangular wing mirror which is brown.


Comb, Face, Wattles and Earlobes: Bright red.


Beak: Light horn shading to white at tip.


Eyes: Reddish bay.


Shanks and Toes: Pinkish white.


Head: Light orange, free from dark feathers.

(varying from golden-red to brown-red )


Neck:

Hackle: Light orange, free from dark

feathers. (varying from golden-red to brown-red )

Front of neck: Black.


Back: Mahogany Red

Saddle: Mahogany Red color matching the hackles


Tail:

Main Tail: Black with reddish cast.

Sickles and Coverts: Black with glints of

beetle green


Wings:

Shoulders: Strong Mahogany Red

Bows: Strong Mahogany Red to match back

Coverts: Lustrous Black forming a bluish black armband.

Primaries: Black, edged in brown.

Secondaries: Brown with internal Black barbs forms a Brown Triangular wing bay.


Breast: Black.

Body and Stern: Black.


Legs:

Lower Thighs—Black

Shank and Toe Feathering—Black.


Ear Down: Brown


Under-color: Light slate. Very light in hackle and saddle.


COLOR -- FEMALE


Disqualifications:

Washed off back colors.



The hens coat is a dark wheat color (the color of the grains of wheat). Each feather has a lighter staff and edge. Head and hackles are a rich wheaten color. The breast is wheaten and the underside of the body is a medium wheaten color. The secondary color is whitish.


Comb, Face, Wattles and Earlobes: Bright red.


Beak: Light horn shading to white at tip.


Eyes: Reddish bay.


Shanks and Toes: Pinkish white.


Head: Lustrous Rich Wheaten


Neck:

Hackle: Lustrous rich Wheaten

Front of neck: Wheaten


Back: Dark Wheaten

Tail: two top main feathers rich wheaten, slightly stippled with black. Balance of main tail feathers dull black, outer web, slightly edged with wheaten.


Wings:

Fronts, bows and coverts Wheaten

Primaries: outer web medium shade of wheaten; inner web, ashy wheaten stippled with brownish black.

Secondaries: outer web, wheaten; inner web, ashy wheaten shaded with brownish black.


Breast: Wheaten.

Body and Stern: Medium Wheaten.


Legs & Lower Thighs: Light Creamy Wheaten

Shank and Toe Feathering:

Creamy wheaten feathering down the out-side of the leg and outer toe


Ear down: Cream color


Under-color: Varying from light Wheaten to slate