WHEATEN

COLOR - MALE

COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: 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 AND TOES:  

   Lower Thighs - Black

   Shank and Toe Feathering - Black

EAR DOWN: Brown

UNDER-COLOR: 

Light slate.  Very light in hackle and saddle

COLOR - FEMALE

COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EAR-LOBES: 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 AND TOES:

   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

Used with permission from the American Standard of Perfection, 44th edition.

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