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A clear bird shall be clear, but the presence of dark flue, which cannot be seen without unduly disturbing the bird, or the natural discolouration of legs and beak, shall be ignored.



A ticked bird shall be one with one mark, coverable by a penny, on the body, or three dark feathers on wing or tail, side by side to form a solid mark. Any grizzle mark covered by one penny to be classed as Ticked.



A foul bird is the opposite of a ticked bird. Light marks on dark feathers.



Shall be those, which have other markings.



More light than dark.



More dark than light.



To be 75% dark.



A self-bird shall be one having no light feathers visible. Light flue under region of vent shall not merit disqualification. Light tips to otherwise dark feathers, wherever seen, shall be counted as light marks, so that a dark bird with such features is either foul, three parts dark or variegated according to the extent of such markings. The Self or Foul Border just as the clears, variegated and ¾ dark must conform to the standard of excellence with regard to Type and Quality. Poor or bad colour should be penalised just as it is in other sections.




The correct colour shall be rich, pure green and should be likened to the topside of a young holly leaf (buff green). Colour should be pure and level throughout, free from bronze, brown or olive tints. Pencilling to be finer but in harmony with that on the back. Beak, legs and feet to be dark, but failure in this respect does not lead to disqualification, but simply counts against the bird, according to the extent.



The correct colour to be a rich deep cinnamon throughout. The buff cinnamon to be a softer shade. Back and flank markings as with greens but of a brown shade and fainter. Greenish or light tints to be avoided.




The correct colour to be as clear a shade of blue as possible in the yellow feathered bird. Of softer shade in the buff form. Other points as for the greens.



Colour of soft pinkish form. Otherwise as for cinnamons.




When judging self birds or foul birds where type and quality are on a par or thereabouts every credit possible should be given to birds of the correct colour and markings.

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