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(Chrysolophus pictus luteus)

Standards

MALE

Head and Neck:
Crest:
yellow, and slightly paler than normal form.

Face, Chin, Throat and Neck Sides:
paler yellow.

Cape:
orange-colored with two black and blue stripes like the normal.

Beak:
horny-yellow.

Iris:
yellow.

Body:
Upper Back:
dark green, slightly shading to rusty with lower part of each feather yellowish.

Rest of Back and Rump:
lemon golden-yellow.

Lower Parts:
yellow, paler in the middle of the abdomen.

Wings:
Scapulars:
yellowish, with brown tips.

Tertiaries and their Coverts:
dark brown.

Secondaries and their Coverts:
barred with more or less dark brown.

Primaries:
light yellow.

Tail:
Central Rectrices:
pale brown, spotted with bright yellow.

Upper Tail Coverts:
same color as top feathers on the lower half with the
upper half yellow.

Lower Tail Coverts:
yellow.

Length:
30 to 31 1/8 inches.

Legs and Feet:
Thighs:
pale yellow.

Legs and Feet:
horny-yellow.

Size:
Length:
39 43 inches.

General differences between this fixed mutant and the normal form are the total substitutions of:

1. Yellow for scarlet red.

2. Dark brown for the blue of the wings.

3. Lemon yellow for the deep yellow of the back.

4. Pale brown for the black of the tail feathers (rectrices and the wing-feathers and to the straw yellow primaries.

Crest, Cape and Mantle remain same.

As with all Ruffed Pheasants, first year cocks do not color up.

Common Faults:

l. Too Large in size.

2. Too light, washed out color.

FEMALE

Head and Neck:
Head and Neck: straw, spotted with brown.

Face and Throat: light straw color.

Bill: horny-yellow.

Body:
Mantle: straw color, barred with brown.

Back and Rump: straw, finely streaked and peppered with brown.

Abdomen: plain straw.

Wings:
Wing coverts and Tertiaries: straw color, coarsely barred with brown.

Primaries and Secondaries: pale brown, with straw yellow cross-wise stripes.

Tail:
Upper Tail Coverts: straw, streaked with brown.

Under Tail coverts: straw, barred with brown.

Central Tail: straw, with irregular brown bars and vermiculations, lighter at tip.

Length: 13 - 14 inches.

Legs and Feet:
Legs and Feet: yellow.

Size:
Length: 25 26 inches.

Common Faults:

1. Lack of distinct barring in tail.

2. General color too dark.


With the same pattern as the typical form but the general color instead of being reddishbrown, more or less abundantly striped or speckled with black, is straw-colored, striped and spotted with a more or less pale brown according to the specimens and to the different parts of the body.

Yellow Golden Male

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