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(Chrysolophus pictus obscurus)

Standards

MALE

HEAD AND NECK:

Crest, similar to the regular golden, but darker.
Lores, Face, Chin, and Throat: smoky black, with no trace of metallic green which would indicate Amherst blood. Some throat feathers have faint light shafts.
Ear Coverts: silvery.
Bill: dark-yellow.

BODY:
Back and Rump: same as regular golden, except darker.
Upper Breast: smoky black, with no trace of metallic green which would indicate Amherst blood. In the zone between the black and dark scarlet there are glints of impure golden yellow.
Lower Breast: dark scarlet.

WINGS:
Coverts, same as regular golden, but darker.
Primaries and Secondaries, same as regular golden, but the outer pale buff and chestnut markings are lacking or reduced to an indistinct mottling.

TAIL:
Central Rectrices: black, barred with dark cinnamon.
Other Rectrices: same as regular golden, but darker.
Upper Tail Coverts: dark red to scarlet.

LEGS & FEET:
Legs: dark yellow.
Feet: dark yellow, sometimes blackish.

SIZE:
Length: 39 - 43 inches.

COMMON FAULTS:
1. Metallic green on the face, throat and upper breast.
2. Cocks which show green in these areas have Amherst blood. 3. Spots or pattern in central tail rectrices as the normal golden, tail must be barred instead of spotted to be a pure dark throated golden.
4. Chick without white spot on the throat. Chick must be chocolate brown with white spot.

FEMALE

 

HEAD AND NECK:

Lores, Face, and Ear Coverts, black.

Chin, and Throat, almost black, slightly tipped with brownish.

Ruff, slightly elongated with a grey powdering.

Bill, dark yellow.

 

BODY:

Entire Body, is generally much darker than the normal Golden with the ground color dark rufous brown, with black bars and mottlings.

Abdomen, is as deep in color and as barred as the rest of plumage.

 

TAIL:

The tail markings are like those of the normal Golden, the lateral feathers being predominately a very rich dark rufous brown.

 

LEGS AND FEET:

Legs, dark yellow.

Feet, dark yellow, sometimes blackish.

 

SIZE:

Length: 25-26 inches.

 

COMMON FAULTS:

1.Too light, lacking dark rufous brown color.

2. Lack of barring in tail.

3. Too large in size.

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SALMON GOLDEN PHEASANT

(Chrysolophus pictus infuscatus)

 

MALE

 

HEAD AND NECK:

Same as Yellow Golden (Luteus), but can be slightly darker.

 

BODY:

Back and Rump, same as yellow Golden (Luteus)

Breast, salmon, irregularly streaked or splotched with dark color. There is a big individual variation.

Lower Parts, salmon, irregularly streaked or splotched with dark color. There is a big variation between individuals.

 

TAIL:

Top feathers, obliquely striped like the Dark Throated Golden. Stripes are light in color.

Upper Tail Coverts, salmon color.

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