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THE POULTRY CLUB STANDARD
THE MODERN GAME
Origin: Great Britain
Egg Colour: Tinted
CARRIAGE: Upstanding and active. In the show-pen the bird should show plenty of 'lift' as if reaching to its fullest height.
BODY: Short, flat back, wide front and tapering to the tail, shaped like a smoothing iron, Shoulders prominent and carried well up. Wings short and strong. Tail short, fine, closely whipped together, carried slightly above the level of the body, the sickles narrow, well pointed and only slightly curved.
HEAD: Long, snaky and narrow between the eyes. Beak long, gracefully curved and strong at the base. Eyes prominent. Comb single, small, upright, of fine texture, evenly serrated. Face smooth. Ear-lobes and Wattles fine and small to match the comb. (It is customary to dub Game males, to remove comb, ear-lobes and wattles and thus leave the head and lower jaw smooth and free from ridges.)
NECK: Long and slightly arched, fitted with 'wiry' feathers, but thin at the junction with body.
LEGS AND FEET: Legs long and well rounded. Thighs muscular. Shanks free of feathers. Toes, four long, fine and straight, the fourth (or hind) toe straight out and flat on the ground, not downwards against the ball of the foot (or 'duck footed) which is most objectionable. Toenails to match leg and feet colour.
PLUMAGE: Short and hard.
The general characteristics are similar to those of the male, allowing for the natural sexual differences.
MALE: 7-9 lbs (3.20-4.10 kg)
FEMALE: 5-7 lbs (2.25-3.20 kg)
THE MODERN GAME BANTAM
Modern Game Bantams follow the same standard as for Large Fowl. Fine body, 'reachiness' and colour are the main points in Bantams. The breed is the favourite of 'die-hard' showmen.
MALE: 20-22 ozs (570-620 g)
FEMALE: 16-18 ozs (450-510 g)
SCALE OF POINTS
SERIOUS DEFECTS: Eyes other than standard colour. Flat shins. Crooked breast. Twisted toes or 'duck' feet. Wry tail. Crooked back.
All the standard colours in UK in Modern Game. Click on an image to see the full written standard together with a larger, clearer pic.