Head: Short, round with broad crown Comb: Rose,low and firm on head. The top free from hollow centre,oval,the surface covered with small,rounded points; tapering to a well- defined point at the rear. The entire comb curving to conform to the shape of the skull. Beak: Short and well curved. Face: Smooth, free from small feathers, the skin fine and soft in texture. Eyes: Full, round and prominent, rich orange/red in colour Neck:Short and well arched, with abundant hackle flowing well over the shoulder. Breast: Broad, deep and rounded. Body: Medium in length,deep and round. Back: Medium in length,broad its entire length, flat at the shoulder. Saddle: Saddle feathers abundant,lying close to the body. Tail: Short, well spread at base, carried at an angle of forty degrees above the horizontal. Main Tail: broad and overlapping. Sickle: Moderately long, curving gracefully and closely over tail. Coverts: Broad, abundant, filling out well in front and hiding the stiff feathers Wings: Medium in size, well folded; carried not too closely to the body, without drooping. Plumage: Feather character to be of broad, firm structure, soft and profuse in texture, and closely following the contour of the body. Fully webbed feathering to extend well into the rear body and lower thigh regions. Fluff: To be of medium length, not to abundant as to hide the profile of the stern and lower thighs. Carriage: Graceful, well-balanced, alert and active, but docile. Legs and Feet: Legs set well apart, and straight when viewed from the front. Lower thighs, medium in length, stout, showing outlines when viewed sideways, well covered with smooth feathers. Shanks, medium length, stout, well rounded and smooth. Toes. four on each foot, straight and well spread. Colour to be rich golden yellow, may be lighter straw colour in older birds.
Female Characteristics The characteristics of the female are similar to those of the male, allowing for the natural sexual differences. The back is flat at the shoulders,and broad its entire length, before rising in an unbroken line over a slightly rounded cushion, which should be broad enough to blend into the tail coverts. The tail proper is comprised of clearly visible, stiff,main tail feathers, well spread and carried at an angle of 30 degrees above the horizontal.
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