|TYPE: Short, cobby, and well balanced, of medium size sprightly
and upright in carriage. Full wide, well rounded protruding breast. The legs
short and feet small. The head, bib, tail, and ten primary flights on each
side colored. The shell and the rest of body pure white and must be entirely
free of foul feathers. The colored feathering to be clean cut, deep and intense
and lustrous in color.
CREST: Shell shaped, high and erect, wide and thick as possible, continuing
equally on both sides until it meets the head in line with the eyes and beak,
erect and regular in curve. The feathers at the back of the neck forming
a tight and compact mane with absence of any dark feathers in the lining
of the shell.
BIB: Full, deep, and regular, being the continuation of the head markings
and joining the base of but not extending up at the back of the shell. No
white feathers are to extend to the rear of the eyes, this being a fault.
Also when viewed from the rear the bib should not visible. This is referred
to as "wrap around" or "flagging".
HEAD: Full in frontal, with bulge rising boldly above the beak, space between
the eyes should be full, showing plenty of substance, thus giving a broad
and round appearance when viewed from the front. The head contour should
not dip down towards the shell, but rather meet it squarely. Here a full
cushion at the base of the crest where it meets the head gives a more massive
appearance, resembling that of a Long Face Tumbler.
EYES: Color, full pearl, showing a most silvery white and should be centrally
located in direct line with the beak and the beginning of the crest. When
viewed in the profile the eye should not be obscured by any feathers.
CERE: Narrow and very fine in texture, color to match the plumage, namely
black for blacks and blues, horn color for browns, flesh color for reds and
WATTLE: Small and fine, possessing a delicate white bloom.
BEAK: Short, stout and straight set. The blacks ebony in blacks and blues,
dark horn color in browns and flesh color in reds and yellows.
FLIGHTS: To lie close to the body and on top of the tail. In no case should
the flights be crossed over the top of the tail, or drop below the tail.
WING BUTTS: Carried well forward and close to the body, giving the whole
body a taper or wedge shape from the shoulders and must be entirely free
of foul feathers.
TAIL: As narrow and short as possible, not to extend more than one inch beyond
the flights. (% inch preferred).
THIGHS: Entirely free of foul feathers.
LEGS: Clean, free of feathers below the hock. Set back to give that slightly
hollow appearance between the shoulders, which imparts so much smartness
to the body.
FEET: Small and bright fiery red in color, toe nails should match in color
with the beak in each specimen.
KEEL: warped or crooked keel is a fault. Birds not to be penalized too severely
where the case is slight.
FEATHERS: Firm, short, and smooth.
CONDITION: Clean and hard with close compact plumage having a good sheen.
STATION: Erect and alert. Sprightly in movement.
COLORS: Black, brown, red, yellow, blue, silver, khaki, ash red, and ash
yellow. [NOTE: Ash red spread (smooth silver color in the tail and tips)
sometimes referred to as "lavender" will be shown with the "flecked" specimens.
As ash red enjoys a wide variation in hues, the members may elect to separate
the two if agreed to when a large class is shown].
SIZE: Cocks should be 9%" to the top of the head (not the shell) and 11"
in length when standing erect. Hens slightly smaller and "cobby". Larger
or smaller is not a disqualification, but could be a deciding factor in a
FAULTS: Shell set too low. Thin shallow face showing no substance above the
beak and between the eyes. White feathers extending to rear of eyes. Any
featheration covering eyes, commonly to as "eye brows" or "mean eye". Rosettes
in crest. Missing primary or secondary feathers penalized 3 points per feather.
Having less than 7 X 7 or more colored flights than the 10 X 10 colored primary
DISQUALIFICATIONS: Birds having bull, orange, broken, or odd eyes. Spindle
or deformed beaks. Shell capping head. Starching and ironing shells. Exhibiting
borrowed birds. Excessive plucking, trimming with scissors or any other
fraudulent practice. Sick birds, out of condition birds (lice and/or other