BLUE COPPER

Proposed Standard

COLOR -- MALE

 

COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND 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 - Dark slatey blue with markings of deep copper.

BACK: Lustrous deep copper.

   Saddle - Same as hackle.

TAIL:

   Main Tail - Dark slaty blue.

   Sickles and Coverts - Lustrous dark blue.

WINGS:

   Shoulders - Dark slaty blue.

   Fronts - Dark slaty blue.

   Bows - Deep russet red.

   Coverts - Lustrous dark blue.

   Primaries and Secondaries-- Dark blue, with darker lustrous blue shafting

  BREAST: Dark Slaty Blue, evenly laced with darker blue.  A few copper spots permitted but not laced with copper. 

BODY AND STERN: Dark slaty blue.

LEGS AND TOES:

   Lower Thighs - dark slaty blue.

   Shanks and Toes -- Shanks and toes light to mid-slate, showing pink between the scales.

   Bottoms of Feet -  Pinkish white.

   Shank and Toe Feathers - Blue.

UNDERCOLOR: Light slaty blue in all sections.

COLOR -- FEMALE

 

COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND 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: Dark slaty blue with markings of copper.

BACK: Dark slaty blue, evenly laced with darker blue. 

TAIL: 

   Main Tail - Medium slaty blue

   Coverts - medium slaty blue, evenly laced with darker blue.

WINGS: 

   Shoulders, Fronts and Bows and Coverts - dark slaty blue, evenly laced with darker blue.

Primaries and Secondaries - even shade of slaty blue, with darker lustrous blue shafting. 

BREAST: Solid blue, or with a few copper spots. Not laced with copper

BODY AND STERN: Blue.

LEGS AND TOES:

   Lower Thighs -- Blue

   Shanks and Toes - Dark slate 

   Bottoms of Feet -  Pinkish white

   Shank and Toe Feathers -Blue

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