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Our flock are the first generation offspring from Vorwerks that were imported in 2017.
Currently we have one breeding pair that are finishing growing out & we will be adding more to our flock this year after SOP selections are made.
Carriage: Very Powerful, compact utility shape, carriage low rather than high, not too much bone, markings the same in both sexes. Lively but not timid.
Type: Body of considerable size, as broad and deep as possible like a rounded rectangle, back broad, slightly sloping with a full saddle. Breast broad, deep and well rounded.
Wings: Closely carried. Tall moderately tight, held at a lowish angle with well rounded sickles of moderate length.
Head: Medium sized and moderately broad. Face covered with small feathers.
Beak: Greyish-blue to horn.
Comb: Single, of medium size at the most, with four to six serrations. Red.
Wattles: Medium length, well rounded. Red
Lobes: Barely average size, white.
Eyes: Alert. Orange or Orange-red.
Neck: Of moderate length with full hackle and carried fairly upright, proudly.
Legs and Feet: Moderate length with fine bone. Slate color.
Toes: four, small close fitting scales.
Thighs: fleshy and tightly feathered
Plumage: Close fitting, glossy, velvety hackles.
Handling: Farm as befits an active forager.
General characteristics are similar, allowing for the natural sexual differences.
Back to be broad with almost no cushion. The latter part of the small comb may bend slightly to one side.
Male plumage: head, hackle, and tail should be velvety black. Body deep buff, undercolor grey. Wing secondaries buff; primaries dark grey to black. Saddle buff with light striping. Legs slate.
Female plumage: Hackle black with slightly buff lacing permitted at the back of the head. Body and secondary wing flights buff; primaries greyish-black and buff mixed. Visible parts of the main tail black with the tail furnishings partly laced with buff. Undercolor grey.
Body too narrow or too light. Carriage too high. Coarse bone. High Tail. Lobes too red. Pale legs.
Roos: hackle unduly buff or grey, saddle nearly black.
Hens: lack of black in neck or tail, and undue spangling in body feathers.