By Victoria Roberts

British bird criteria sixth version is the reputable connection with the entire known bird criteria in nice Britain. It comprises entire requirements including judging issues for all standardised breeds and kinds, as compiled by way of the expert Breed golf equipment and regarded through the bird membership of serious Britain.Breeding and displaying chicken is a long-held culture in addition to a favored and profitable pastime. The paintings of the Breed golf equipment and the numerous committed breeders in keeping the natural breeds is essential in keeping our breeds of bird not just for the cultural background of destiny generations but additionally as a gene financial institution for the economic global. lower than the guardianship of the chicken membership of serious Britain, this publication info the accredited criteria of excellence for every breed.New to this edition:* New and more advantageous color photos for plenty of breeds, now with nearly three hundred color photographs.* The inclusion of silhouettes to teach the fitting form for every breed.* an extra 14 breeds are lined.

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00 kg (4–12 lb) Scale of points Type and carriage Texture (general) Size Purity of white, quality and evenness of tipping Beetle-green ground colour dark to skin Leg colour Head (eye 5, comb 10, lobe 5) Beak colour Condition 15 10 5 20 15 5 20 5 5 100 (Note: Eye points include brightness and prominence. ) BANTAM Ancona bantams are to be exact miniatures of their large fowl counterparts and so standard, colour and scale of points are to be used as for large fowl. Weights Male 570–680 g (20–24 oz) Female 510–620 g (18–22 oz) 34 Andalusian ANDALUSIAN LARGE FOWL Origin: Mediterranean Classification: Light: Rare Egg colour: White Leonard Barber is believed to have been the first importer of chickens from the Andalucia region of Spain in 1846–7, but these had an assortment of plumage colours.

Ear-lobes small and elongated. Wattles medium in size, rounded at bottom and corresponding in texture to comb. Neck: Fairly long, fine at the junction of head, with a gradual outward curve to the back, widening distinctly at the shoulders. Legs and feet: Legs medium in length, strong, rounded in front and spaced well apart, the hocks nearly covered by body feathering, and the whole of the shanks showing below the underline. Shanks and feet (four toes) free from feathers or down. Plumage: Feathering soft but close, with a minimum of fluff, the lower body fluff only sufficient to cover the thighs.

Australorp Australorp male, bantam Australorp female, large 51 52 Australorp Colour The black Male and female plumage: Black with lustrous green sheen. In both sexes: Beak black. Eyes black or dark brown iris, black preferred. Face, comb, ear-lobes and wattles bright red. Legs and feet black with white soles. Skin white. The blue Male plumage: Hackles, saddle, wing bow, back and tail a uniform dark slate-blue. Remainder medium slate-blue, each feather to show a wide band of lacing of a darker shade.

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