BLACK COPPER

Standard of Perfection

American Poultry Association

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 - 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 AND STERN: Black

LEGS AND 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

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 - Black with markings of copper.

BACK: Black

TAIL: Black

WINGS: Black

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

BODY AND STERN: Black

LEGS AND TOES: 

   Lower Thighs - Black

   Shanks and Toes - Dark slate,  bottoms of feet pinkish white.

   Shank and Toe Feathers - Black

Additional Information 

Genetic Code: E^R/E^R, co+co+, db/db, pg/pg, ml/ml, Mh/Mh, s+/s+ gold/wildtype
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Used with permission from the American Standard of Perfection, 44th edition.

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