Is this a fault?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by olp_63, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. olp_63

    olp_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is Harold, my Black Tailed Buff Japanese rooster:


    He has about 2 1/2 white feathers in his tail. Will he be marked down when we show next year? I figured he would, after all, they are called Black Tailed Buff. Just curious...
  2. olp_63

    olp_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Your rooster is pretty, but I do not know anything about showing. Probably will be marked down for it though. [​IMG]

    Good luck [​IMG]
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    That is a slight fault, not too major, the only other thing I can see that I know if off the top of my head is that his stance isn't the best.
  5. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    How old is he?

    Here is a description I found for his color online:

    Male and female plumage: Body feathers buff, wing primaries and secondaries should have buff outer and black inner webs, the closed wings look almost buff. Main tail feathers black. Main sickles and side hangers black or black with buff edges. In both sexes: Eyes red. Legs yellow.

    Here is a pic I found online...just imagine the white is buff instead and that is how he should look like.


    Urban Coyote
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Quote:Good job Urban Coyote!

    Only thing I can add, is that he has the wrong stance...if you're wanting good Japanese birds...don't bother with him. I'm sure he's a sweety, but in real competition, he won't stand a chance.
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Might be okay for a 4-H fair, but not a sanctioned show. He might get Best of Breed at a sanctioned show if he was the only japanese there, but that white would take points off of him and his legs are way to long. He should look like he has no legs at all, like the black tailed white pic posted. That bird is not sitting, its legs are really that short.[​IMG]
  8. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Your bird has more going on then just feather color. He does have long legs. So he would not be show quality.
    Here is my Jap roo. He is not a recognized color but has the legs and tail carriage that is desired in a show bird.

  9. WyanLuv

    WyanLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    L&SChickens: Is your roo standing or sitting?
  10. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Quote:That bird is standing. Creepy isn't it?

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