Crevecoeur Bantam Standard of Perfection, American Bantam Association 2006
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Crevecoeur Bantam Standard of Perfection


WEIGHT

Cock-30oz     Hen-27oz     Cockerel-27     Pullet-24oz

SHAPE OF MALE

COMB: V-shaped - medium size, resting on front of crest, each side level


CREST: Large, abundantly feathered, rising well in front so as to not obstruct sight, flowing well over sides and back of neck in a compact even mass


BEAK: Medium length, strong, well curved.


NOSTRILS: Large, wide, cavernous, rising well above curved line of beak.


FACE: Fine in quality, nearly concealed by muffs.


EYES: Full, round.


WATTLES: Small, well rounded, nearly concealed by beard.


EAR LOBES: Small, inconspicuous, nearly concealed by muffs.


HEAD: Large in comparison with size of bird and with a decidedly prominent protuberance on forward section of skull, crested.


MUFFS & BEARD: Composed of feathers turned horizontally backwards from both sides of beak, from the center, vertically downwards, the whole forming a collar of three ovals in a triangular group, giving a muffled effect.


NECK: Medium length, well arched


HACKLE: Abundant, flowing well over back and shoulders.


BACK: Rather long, broad, straight, sloping to tail.


SADDLE: Abundant, partially covering wing bay


TAIL: Main tail - large, feathers wide, well expanded, carried at an angle of about 45 degrees above the horizontal. Sickles & lesser sickles - abundant, wide, well curved. Coverts - abundant, long.


WINGS: Medium size, closely folded, carried well above lower thighs. Shoulders & fronts - concealed by hackle. Bows - moderately rounded. Coverts - two distinct rows of broad feathers across wings. Primaries - medium width and length. Secondaries - moderately wide, tapering convexly to stern, but not beyond, tips well concealed by saddle.


BREAST: Full, prominent, projecting well beyond wing fronts.


BODY & STERN: Body - medium length, compact, well proportioned. Stern - full; fluff, medium length.


LEGS & TOES: Legs - set well apart, short, parallel to each other without bowing or knocked knees. Lower thighs - short, strong, well feathered. Shanks - short, fine bone, nicely scaled. Spurs - stout at base, medium length, set low. Toes - four, straight, well and evenly spread. 


APPEARANCE: Graceful, ornate, active.

SHAPE OF FEMALE


COMB: V-shaped - small, resting on front of crest, each side level.


CREST: Large, full, compact, globular, well balanced.


BEAK: Medium length, strong, well curved.


NOSTRILS:  Large, wide, cavernous, rising well above curved line of beak.


FACE: Fine in quality, nearly concealed by muffs.


EYES: Full, round.


WATTLES: Small, well rounded, nearly concealed by beard.


EAR LOBES: Small, inconspicuous, nearly concealed by muffs.


HEAD: Large in comparison with size of bird and with a decidedly prominent protuberance on forward section of skull, crested.


BEARD & MUFFS: Composed of feathers turned horizontally backwards from both sides of beak, from the center, vertically downwards, the whole forming a collar of three ovals in a triangular group, giving a muffled effect.


NECK: medium length, well arched.


HACKLE: Abundant, flowing over shoulders and back.


BACK: Rather long, broad, straight, sloping slight to tail.


TAIL: Main tail - full, well spread, carried at an angle of about 40 degrees above the horizontal.

Coverts - wide, flowing well up tail.

WINGS: Medium size, closely folded, carried well above lower thighs. Shoulders & fronts - partly hidden by breast and cape. Bows - moderately rounded. Coverts - two rows across wings. Primaries - medium width and length. Secondaries - moderately wide, tapering convexly to stern, but not beyond.


BREAST: Full, prominent, projecting well beyond wing fronts.


BODY & STERN: Body - medium length, compact, well proportioned. Stern - full; fluff, medium length.


LEGS & TOES: Legs - set well apart, short, parallel to each other without bowing or knock knees. Lower thighs - short, strong, well feathered. Shanks - short, fine bone, nicely scaled. Toes - four, straight, well and evenly spread.


APPEARANCE: Graceful, ornate, active.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

Shanks and toes other than black or leaden blue - More than one appearance of more than one half inch of positive white in any section of plumage.

DEFECTS

Split crest - Twisted or reverse-faced feathers in crest - Abrupt break at junction of back and tail - Wings carried too low - Lack of activity, sluggishness

COLOR OF MALE AND FEMALE BY VARIETY

Black
COMB, FACE, WATTLES & EAR LOBES: Bright red. BEAK: Black, shading to horn at tip. EYES: Reddish bay. SHANKS & TOES: Black or leaden blue.
PLUMAGE: Refer to black color description