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PROPOSED STANDARD OF PERFECTION

Blue Copper Marans

 

MALE

 

Comb,Face,Wattles and Ear Lobes: Bright Red

 

Beak: Horn, some black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish Bay

 

Head: Lustrous Medium Copper

 

Neck:

Hackle - Lustrous medium copper...Lower Hackle to have a narrow blue stripe in the middle of the feather terminating in a point near the end of the feathers.

Front of neck: Blue with some medium copper permitted.

 

Back: Lustrous medium copper

Saddle: Lustrous medium copper with a narrow blue stripe in

the middle of the feather terminating in a point near the end of the feathers.

 

Tail:

Main tail - Blue with some luster

Sickles and coverts: Lustrous Blue

 

Wings: Shoulders, Blue

Fronts: Blue

Bows: Deep orange

Coverts: Lustrous blue

Primaries: Blue

Secondaries: Blue

 

Breast: Blue with lacing of darker blue, some copper color allowed

 

Body and Stern: Blue

 

Shanks and Toes: Light slate, some pinkish shading between scales

 

Bottoms of feet: Pinkish

 

Undercolor: light slate

 

 

FEMALE

 

Comb,Face,Wattles and Ear Lobes: Bright Red

 

Beak: Horn,some black shading permitted

 

Eyes: Reddish Bay

 

Head: Lustrous medium copper

 

Neck and hackles: Medium copper with blue stripe through the middle of each feather

Front of neck: Blue

 

Back: Blue

 

Tail: Blue

 

Wings: Blue

 

Breast: Blue with a darker blue lacing

 

Body and stern: Blue

 

Shanks and Toes: Light slate, pinkish color showing between scales...

bottoms of feet pinkish

 

Undercolor: light slate

 

 

Preference to be given to evenness of blue color rather than the shade of blue.

 

Defects: White in the main tail feathers of the male,  White feathers in the shank or toe feathers

 

DQ,s :  More than 2 primaries or secondaries white over 1/2 of their length

 

 

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