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Re: scots grey

Postby Claymore » 12 Dec 2013, 18:07

Sorry for bumping an oldish thread! :oops:

There's a new facebook group for Scots Grey owners just recently started up and a few breeders are joining.

If anyone is interested in them please come and pop in and we may be able to help.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/scotsgrey/
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Re: scots grey

Postby Claymore » 12 Dec 2013, 18:08

For Info:

Scots Grey UK Breed Standards

Large Fowl

Origin: Great Britain
Classification: Light: Soft feather
Egg colour: White

A light non-sitting breed originated in Scotland, it has not been bred extensively outside that country where, even if it is less popular today, it will doubtless be maintained by keen breeders. It has been bred there for over two hundred years.

General characteristics:

Male:

Carriage: Erect, active and bold
Type: Body compact, full of substance and fairly long. Back broad and flat. Breast deep, full and carried upwards. Wings moderately long and well tucked, the bow and tip covered by the neck and saddle hackles. Tail fairly long and well up (but not squirrel fashion) with full sickles.
Head: Long and fine. Beak strong and well curved. Eyes large and bright. Comb single, upright, of medium size, with well-defined serrations, the back following the line of the skull. Face of fine texture. Ear-lobes of medium size. Wattles of medium length with a well-rounded lower edge.
Neck: Finely tapered and with profuse hackle flowing on the back and shoulders.
Legs and feet: Legs long and strong. Thighs wide apart but not quite as prominent as Game fowl. Shanks free from feathers. Toes, four,straight and spreading, stout and strong.
Handling: Firm, and somewhat similar to the Game fowl.

Female:

With the exception of the comb, either erect or falling slightly over, the general characteristics are similar to those of the male, allowing for the natural sexual differences.

Colour

Male plumage: Barred. Ground colour of body, thighs and wing feathers steel-grey. The barring is black with a metallic lustre, that of the body, thighs and wing feathers straight across, but that of the neck hackle, saddle and tail slightly angled or V-shaped. The alternating bars of black are of equal width and proportioned to the size of the feather. The bird should ‘read’ throughout, i.e. the shade should be the same from head to tail. The plumage should be free from red, black, white , or yellow feathers, and the hackle, saddle, and tail should be distinctly and evenly barred, while the markings all over should be rather small, even, and sharply defined.

Female plumage: Similar to that of the male, except that the markings are not as small, and produce an appearance somewhat resembling a shepherd’s tartan.

In both sexes: Beak white or white streaked with black. Eyes amber. Comb, face, wattles and ear-lobes bright red. Legs and feet white or white mottled with black, but not sooty.

Weights

Male: 3.20 kg (7lb)
Female: 2.25 kg (5lb)

Scale of points

Colour and markings 30
Size 10
Type 30
Head 10
Condition 10
Legs and feet 10
100

Serious defects

Any bodily deformity. Any characteristic of any breed not applicable to the Scots Grey.

Bantam

Scots Grey bantams follow the large fowl standard.

Weights

Male: 620-680g (22-24 oz)
Female: 510-570g (18-20 oz)
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Re: scots grey

Postby laffinfowl » 12 Dec 2013, 19:22

What sort of egg numbers are to be expected or has production fallen by the wayside by breeding for type,colour etc ?
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