British Poultry Standards by Victoria Roberts

By Victoria Roberts

British fowl criteria sixth variation is the professional connection with all of the regarded chicken criteria in nice Britain. It comprises whole requisites including judging issues for all standardised breeds and kinds, as compiled through the professional Breed golf equipment and recognized via the bird membership of significant 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 devoted breeders in conserving the natural breeds is essential in retaining our breeds of chicken not just for the cultural history of destiny generations but in addition as a gene financial institution for the economic international. below the guardianship of the fowl membership of significant Britain, this ebook info the permitted criteria of excellence for every breed.New to this edition:* New and enhanced color photographs for lots of breeds, now with nearly three hundred color photographs.* The inclusion of silhouettes to teach definitely the right form for every breed.* an extra 14 breeds are coated.

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Weak back formation. One bone higher than the other giving the back a lopsided appearance. Figure 9 Bone structure Pigeon breast (abnormal protrusion of the breastbone). Seriously deformed breastbone. Malformation of breastbone that interferes with the internal organs. Down behind and curved end of breastbone which leads to drooping abdomen. Dented breastbone from perching. Enlargement on breastbone of turkey. Broken or malformed pelvic bones. Faulty stance. Wings Badly twisted or curled wing feathers.

70 kg (5–6 lb) Rumpless Araucana 45 Scale of points Type and carriage Crest and muffling Comb Other head points Feet and legs Colour Condition and handling 20 25 10 5 5 20 15 100 Serious defects or disqualifications Cut-away breast. Roach back. Wry or squirrel tail. g. Poland type. Absence of crest or muffling. Comb other than of pea type. Comb lopped or twisted. Any comb other than minimal in female. Pearl eye. Feathered legs. Legs other than standard colour. Uneven or splashed breast colour. In males white base in tail.

The body should be hard and muscular, feeling remarkably flat in the hand. Breast: Wide and well thrown out. Back: Broad and straight. Wings: Carried well out from the body at the shoulders. Muscular where they join the body but otherwise carrying little flesh. Wing feathers hard and tough with rather short quills. Tail: Sickle feathers narrow and scimitar-shaped, drooping from the base. Saddle feathers pointing backwards. Head: Skull broad with large square jaw bones, and large cheek bones covered in tough leathery skin.

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