BLACK SILVER

Proposed Standard

COLOR - MALE

 

COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: Bright red.

BEAK: Horn, black shading permitted.

EYES: Reddish bay.

HEAD: Lustrous bright Silver.

NECK:

   Hackle - Lustrous bright Silver. 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 Silver.

BACK: Lustrous Bright Silver.

Saddle - Same as hackle.

TAIL:

   Main Tail - Black with slight luster.

   Sickles and Coverts - Lustrous black.

WINGS:

   Shoulders - Black.

   Fronts - Black.

   Bows - Silver.

   Coverts - Lustrous black.

   Primaries - Black.

   Secondaries - Black, exposed portion forming black wing bay.

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

BODY AND STERN: Black.

LEGS AND TOES:

   Lower Thighs - Black.

   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 - Silver, 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 Silver.

BACK: Black.

TAIL: Black.

WINGS: Black.

BREAST: Solid black, or with a few silver 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

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