The American Standard of Excellence

The American Standard of Excellence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...the outer edge slightly penciled with light brown; secondaries, a dull black, the outer web finely penciled with light brown; coverts, dark brown, finely penciled with light brown. Tail: Upright, long and full, color, a dull black, unevenly penciled with light brown outside; inside a dull black. Legs: Thighs, slender, and of medium length; in color, ashy-brown: --Shanks, long, and bright yellow in color: --Feet, yellow, with a delicate dark stripe down each toe, the smaller the better. Carriage: Not so upright as that of the cock. POINTS IN BROWN LEGHORNS. Symmetry, ....... 10 Size, 10 Condition, ..., 10 Head, ....... 7 Comb, IS Ear-lobes and Wattles, .....15 Neck, ....... 5 Back, 5 Breast and Body, ..... S Wings, 5 Tail, 5 Legs, ..... 5 DOMINIQUE LEGHORNS. DISQUALIFICATIONS. Comb, twisted, or falling over to either side, in cocks, or pricked or duplicate in hens; red ear-lobes; crooked backs; wry tails; legs other than yellow; reddish or brassy feathers in the hackles or saddles of cocks, or in the necks of hens. THE COCK. Head: Short and deep, the plumage a slaty-blue groundcolor, penciled across each feather with dark bars: --Beak, rather long and stout, in color, yellow, and as free as possible from any dark shade: --Eyes, red, full and bright: --Face, red, and free from wrinkles or folds. Comb: Red, of medium size, firmly fixed on the head, erect, straight, deeply serrated (having but five or six points), extending well over the back of the head, and free from twists, side-sprigs or excrescences. Ear-lobes And Wattles: Ear-lobes, white or creamywhite, fitting close to the head, and rather pendant, smooth and thin, and free from folds or wrinkles: --Wattles, bright red, long, thin and pendulous. Neck: Long, well arched and wellshow more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927737
  • 9781236927736