Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Australian Standards

The Australian Standards

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1,490|Likes:
Published by Rina Clements

More info:

Published by: Rina Clements on Jul 05, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/10/2013

pdf

text

original

 
The Australian Standards
Modern Game fowls and bantams
are a fancier’s creation. With the
outlawing of public cockfighting in1849, Game -Fowls came onto theshow-bench. Within 30 years,fashion had transformed the Englishpit fowl into a very tall, fine, reachy,scantily feathered show bird. A littleMalay blood was used to hasten thistransformation. Known simply asgame and finally as Modern Game,these birds were very fashionableand commanded fantastic prices.Modern Game bantams developedover exactly the same period andtheir popularity, unlike that of thefowls, has never diminished. InAustralia, Modern Game fowls and bantams are kept in a wide array of colours.
Male CharacteristicsCarriage; 
Upstanding, active and alert. In the show-pen the bird should stand with a proud
posing posture, the back sloping downwards toward the tail, showing plenty of “lift” as i
reaching to its fullest height with the eye directly above the feet when posing.
Type;
Body short, flat back, wide front and tapering to the tail, shaped like a flat-iron. Breastwell developed, evenly curved, broad and full.
Belly;
small and tight. Shoulders prominentand carried well up. Wings short and strong carried well up. Tail short, fine, closely whippedtogether and carried slightly above the level of the body, the sickles narrow, well pointedand only slightly curved.
Head;
Long, snaky and narrow between the eyes. Beak long, gracefully curved and strong atthe base. Eyes well rounded, prominent, bold, bright and clear. Comb single, small upright,of fine texture, evenly serrated. Face smooth. Ear-lobes and wattles fine and small to matchthe comb. It is customary to dub Modern Game males, leaving the head and lower jawsmooth and free from ridges.
Neck;
Long, lean and slightly arched, fitted with short narrow feathers, but thin at the junction with the body.
Plumage;
Short, hard and glossy with a minimum of fluff.
Handling;
Hard and firm.
 
Origin Britain Classification Heavy-breed Hard Feather Egg-colour Tinted 
 
Legs and Feet;
Legs, long and well rounded. Thighs long, fine and muscular. Shanks long,straight, well rounded and free of feathers. Spurs fine, set low and firmly attached in adultmales. Toes, four, long, fine and straight, the fourth (or hind) toe straight out and flat onthe ground, not downwards against the ball of the foot (or duck-footed) which is adisqualification.
Female Characteristics
The general characteristics are similar to that of the male, allowing for the natural sexualdifferences.
ColoursBirchen;
Male; 
Cap silver-white. Neck and saddle hackles, back and wing bows, lustrousblack laced with silver-white. Front of neck and breast narrow laced with silver-white as low as the top of the thighs. Remainder of plumage lustrous black.
Female;
Cap silver-white. Neck hackle black lace with silver-white. Front of neckand breast laced as in the male. Remainder lustrous black.
In both sexes;
Beak dark horn or black. Eyes, legs and feet black. Comb, face,wattles and ear lobes, dark purple (mulberry) or black.
Silver Blue
Male and female; 
Top colour and markings exactly the same as for the birchenwith the black replaced everywhere by one even, clear shade of blue.Allowance is to be made for greater lustre and darker shade of blue onthe topcolour of the male.
In both sexes; 
Beak dark horn or black preferred. Eyes, comb, face, ear-lobesand wattles are mulberry or black. Legs and feet black or leaden blue.
Brown Red 
Male; 
Cap bright lemon. Neck and saddle hackles, back and wing bows, lustrousblack laced with Lemon. Remainder of plumage green-black.Front of neck and breast narrowly laced with Lemon as low as the top of the thighs.
Female;
Cap Lemon. Neck hackle lustrous black laced with lemon. Front of neck andbreast laced as in the male. Remainder green black.
In both sexes;
Beak dark horn or black preferred. Eyes, legs and feet black. Comb,face, wattles and ear lobes, black.
Lemon Blue
Male and female; 
Top colour and markings exactly the same as for the brown redwith the black replaced everywhere by one even, clear shade of blue. Allowance isto be made for greater lustre and darker shade of blue on the top colour of themale.
In both sexes; 
Beak dark horn or black preferred. Eyes, comb, face, ear-lobes andwattles are mulberry or black. Legs and feet black or leaden blue.
 
 
 Black-red 
Male; 
Cap orange-red. Neck and saddle hackle light orange, free from blackstripe. Back rich crimson. Wing bow orange-red, wing bar green-black. Primariesblack. Secondaries rich bay on the outer web, black on theinner web and tips. The rich bay alone showing when the wing is closed.Remainder lustrous green-black.
Female;
Cap clear gold. Neck hackle gold, slightly striped with black. Breast richsalmon, shading off to ash on the thighs. Main tail black, except the topfeathers, which should match the body colour. Remainder light partridge-brown, very finelypencilled, and a slight golden tinge pervading the whole, which should be even throughout,free from any ruddiness whatever and with no trace of pencilling on the flight feathers.
In both sexes; 
Beak dark green. Eyes, comb, face, ear-lobes and wattles bright red. Legs andfeet willow.
Blue-red 
Male; 
Cap golden. Neck and saddle hackle light orange to yellow, free from darkstriping or markings. Back and wing bow bright orange-red. Outer webb of secondaries bay. The bay alone showing when the wing is closed. Remainder of wings slate blue. Remainder of plumage clear slate blue.
 
Female;
Cap golden. Neck hackle light golden, with narrow blue stripe on centreof larger feathers. Front of neck and breast salmon, shading off to light Slate blue on the thighs. Main tail blue, except the top feathers, which shouldmatch the body colour which is blue finely and evenly stippled with golden brown.Primaries blue.
In both sexes; 
Beak horn or willow. Eyes, comb, face, ear-lobes and wattlesred. Legs and feet willow.
Black 
In both sexes; 
Plumage lustrous green-black throughout. Beak dark horn orblack. Eyes, comb, face, ear-lobes,
 
wattles, legs and feet black.
Blue
In both sexes; 
An even, clear, rich, medium to pale blue, free from lacing. Darkerblue top colour in males and hackles of females. Beak black or blue. Eyes, comb,face, ear-lobes,
 
wattles, mulberry. legs and feet black or leaden blue

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->