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Gold Neck Belgian d'Uccles

 
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GOLDEN NECK
Comb, Face, Wattles & Ear Lobes: Bright Red
Beak: Light Horn with reddish tinge, darker at base.
Eyes: Reddish Bay
Beard & Muffs: Golden Bay, each feather ending in a V-shaped creamy white spangle.
Boots: Creamy White
Shanks and Toes: Light Slaty. Plumage, Golden Bay, each feather ending in a V-shaped creamy white spangle.
Plumage
Male
Head: Golden Bay, tipped with diamond-shaped creamy white spangle.
Neck: Hackle – rich lustrous golden bay, each feather ending in a diamond of creamy white spangle. Front of neck same as breast.
Back: Rich Lustrous reddish brown.
Saddle: same as hackles.
Tail: Main Tail, Creamy White,
Sickles – Creamy White,
 Lesser Sickles – Creamy White with a very fine lacing of golden bay, tipped with a creamy white diamond shaped spangle.
Coverts: same as back.
Wings: Shoulders, Fronts & Bows- Lustrous rich reddish brown.
 Coverts- Rich Golden Bay, ending in a creamy white spangle, forming a distinct bar across wing.
Primaries- upper webs, creamy white;
lower webs, creamy white tingled with golden bay.
Secondaries- upper webs, creamy white; lower
webs, golden bay, ending in a large creamy white spangle.
Breast: Rich Golden bay, each feather ending in a V-shaped creamy white spangle.
Body & Stern: Body Same as breast. Stern- Light golden bay with indistinct creamy white tips.
Lower Thighs- Same a breast but slightly lighter shade.
Undercolor: Creamy White
Plumage
Female
Head: Golden Bay, tipped with diamond-shaped creamy white spangle.
Neck: Hackle – golden bay, each feather ending in a V-shaped creamy white spangle. Front of neck same as breast.
Back & Cushion: Golden Bay, each feather ending in a V-shaped creamy white spangle.
Tail: Main Tail, Creamy White,
Coverts: same as back.
Wings: Shoulders, Fronts & Bows- same as breast.
Coverts- Golden Bay, ending in a creamy white spangle, forming a distinct bar across wing.
Primaries- upper webs, creamy white;
 lower webs, creamy white tingled with golden bay.
Secondaries- upper webs, creamy white;
 lower webs, golden bay, ending in a large creamy white spangle.
Breast: Golden bay, each feather ending in a V-shaped creamy white spangle.
Body & Stern: Body- Same as breast.
Stern- Light golden bay with indistinct creamy white tips.
Lower Thighs Same a breast but slightly lighter shade.
Undercolor: Creamy White
Defects
More attention should be given to brightness and sharpness of spangling that whether the bird appears lighter or
darker than your individual preference. In Golden Neck plumage, the male hackle and saddle feathers should match.
There appears to be a tendency toward lightness in the hackles with a darker coloring in the saddle feathers which is
a serious defect
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BELGIAN BEARDED d'UCCLE
ORIGIN: Belgium. In the early 1900's Booted were crossed with Belgian Bearded d’Anvers
To produce the d'Uccles.
AMERICAN STATUS: Ranks within 16 top breeds.
Weight: Cock- 26 oz. / 740 grams Hen – 22 oz. / 625 grams
Cockerel - 22 oz. / 625 grams Pullet- 20 oz. / 570 grams
Shape of Male
COMB: Single - medium size, straight and upright, neatly arched, set firmly and evenly on head, smooth, moderately
and evenly serrated, having five regular and distinct points, front not to extend beyond point half-way between
nostrils and point of beak, but extending well over back of head, blade full but of moderate length.
BEAK: Short, strong, nicely arched.
FACE: Fine in quality, no wrinkles or folds, partially hidden with relatively long muff feathers.
BROW: Heavily furnished with feathers.
EYES: Bold, round, conspicuous.
WATTLES: Rudimentary only, preferably none.
EAR LOBES: Very small, inconspicuous, free from wrinkles or folds, concealed by relatively long muff feathers.
BEARD & MUFFS: Composed of feathers turned horizontally backwards, from both sides of beak; from the center - vertically downward;
the whole forming a collar of three ovals in a triangular group, giving a cuffed effect.
HEAD: Medium size, appearing rather broad due to heavy feathering, round, carried back from front of breast in a proud manner
so that the crown of comb is parallel with tip of tail.
NECK: Medium length convexly arched.
HACKLE: Rather thick, moderately long, flowing over shoulders and back almost meeting in front of neck, the whole giving the
effect of what is termed bull-necked.
BACK: Broad at shoulders, sloping from shoulders to base of tail, where there is an abrupt angle at the base of the tail.
SADDLE: Abundant, with long saddle feathers which fill in space between wing tips and tail coverts,
TAIL: Main Tail - feathers of medium width, widely spread at all times, carried at an angle so that shaft of top feather is
approximately 65° above the horizontal. Sickles two main sickles very slightly curved, ending slightly beyond main
tail feathers. Lesser Sickles - Medium width and length, slightly curved; rising above each other in uniform fan-like tiers.
Coverts - moderately full, medium length. Wings - Large, fitting neatly to body, sloping downward at the same angle as
the vulture hock feathers, in-curved towards the abdomen so that a part of the wing tips are covered with the lower saddle
feathers. Shoulders & Fronts - carried well back from front of breast, covered by hackle. Bows - well rounded. Coverts - well
defined with two rows of broad feathers. Primaries - medium width, strong quills, completely hidden by Secondaries. Secondaries
- wide, forming a neatly and evenly overlapping appearance when folded. , .
BREAST: Extremely broad and deep, the upper’ part well developed and carried well forward so that breast will extend beyond a line
drawn perpendicular with point of beak.
BODY & STERN: Body - deep, broad, short, and stubby. Stern - fluff, short;
LEGS & TOES: Legs - rather widely set, parallel to each other when viewed from front. Lower Thighs - medium length, feathers starting from
lower inside part of thighs, forming a cluster of long stiff feathers close together, known as vulture hocks, inclined toward the ground
following the outline of the wings. Shanks - medium length, the front and outside covered with feathers which are short at top and
gradually increasing in length toward the bottom, stiff and turning horizontally outward with their ends curving backward. Spurs –
short, hard, fine, low set. Toes - four, straight and well and evenly spread; plumage, outside toe and outside of middle toe covered
in same manner as shanks.
APPEARANCE: Short, broad, cobby, majestic, heavily developed plumage.
Shape of Female
COMB: Single - proportionately smaller than that of the male, set firmly and evenly on Head, moderately and evenly serrated, having five regular
and distinct points, slightly Arched, front not to extend beyond point half way between nostrils and point of beak, Extending back over
head.
BEAK : Short, nicely curved.
FACE: Fine quality, free from wrinkles or folds, partially hidden with long muff.
BROW: Heavily furnished with feathers.
EYES: Bold, round, conspicuous.
WATTLES: Rudimentary only, but preferably none.
EAR LOBES: Very small, inconspicuous, no wrinkles or folds, hidden by muff.
BEARD & MUFFS: Composed of feathers turned horizontally backwards from both sides of beak, from the center, vertically downwards, the whole forming
a collar of three Ovals in a triangular group, giving a muffed effect.
HEAD: Small, but appearing rather broad due to heavy feathering, carried well back, above a parallel line which when drawn from tip of tail
with bisect muffs.
NECK: Medium length convexly arched.
HACKLE: Heavily feathered, covering shoulders and upper back, not meeting in front of neck.
BACK: Moderately broad, short, slanting from shoulders to base of tail with the whole producing an up-shaped curve with neck and tail.
CUSHION: Abundant, feathers broad.
TAIL: Main tail - feathers medium width, top feathers slightly curved in a convex manner, widely spread at all times, carried at an angle
of 60° above the horizontal Coverts - Abundant, widening as they flow to about two thirds the ways up the tail.
WINGS: Medium length, fitting neatly to the body, sloping downward at the same angle as the vulture hocks, in-curved toward the abdomen.
Shoulders & Fronts – Nearly Covered with hackle feathers. Bows - well rounded. Coverts - well defined with two rows of
broad feathers. Primaries - medium width, strong quills, completely hidden by Secondaries. Secondaries - wide, forming a
neatly and evenly overlapping appearance when wing is folded.
BREAST: Very broad, deep, upper part well developed and carried well forward. BODY & STERN: Body - deep, short, and stubby.
Stern - fluff, short.
LEGS, TOES & Thighs well developed, medium length, feathers starting from lower inside part of thighs, forming a cluster of long stiff feathers close
together known as vulture hocks, inclined toward the ground, following o0utline of wings. Shanks - medium length, the front
and outside covered with feathers which are short at top and gradually increasing in length toward the bottom, stiff and turning
horizontally outward, their ends curving backward. Toes - four, straight, well and evenly spread; plumage, outside toe and
outside of middle toe covered in same manner as shanks stately.
Disqualifications
For All Varieties
Absence of Muffs and /or Beard, Severed Wattles, Squirrel Tailed, Absence of Vulture Hocks
Defects
For All Varieties
Large wattles and ear lobes – Neck unduly long and/or too narrow-Scantiness of feathers in beard and muffs,
destroying the full look. Bare middle toe is a serious defect.