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Wheaten Marans

 

The Wheaten variety was accepted by the American Poultry Association in October 2011 at the Crossroads Show, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

 

Standard of Perfection - MALE

 

Disqualifications: Spotted Breast. Black or no triangular wing bays at all.

 

 

Wheaten cocks are black, with a coppery-red coat, and so looking like the Black Copper cocks except as for the triangular wing mirror which is brown.

 

Comb, Face, Wattles and Earlobes: 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:

Lower Thighs—Black

Shank and Toe Feathering—Black

 

Ear Down: Brown

 

Under-color: Light slate. Very light in hackle and saddle.

 

Standard of Perfection - Female

 

Disqualifications: Washed off back colors.

 

 

The hens coat is a dark wheat color (the color of the grains of wheat). Each feather has a lighter staff and edge. Head and hackles are a rich wheaten color. The breast is wheaten and the underside of the body is a medium wheaten color. The secondary color is whitish.

 

Comb, Face, Wattles and Earlobes: 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 & 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

 

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