By Victoria Roberts
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G. narrow body. Any tail feathers (incomplete rumpless). Fluff showing below saddle hackle. Disqualifications No ear-tufts, single ear-tuft, crest. Uropygium (parson’s nose). BANTAM These should be a true miniature of the large Rumpless Araucana. As the large Rumpless fowl is historically and naturally a small breed, it follows that great care must be taken to keep the bantams within the approved weight limits. Colours at present include blackred, black and white. Weights Excess weight to be penalised.
Female plumage: Head, crest and the neck silver – white with black tipping. Breast, wing bows, back and tail silvery white with distinct black spangling. Flights as for the male. Undercolour dark grey. The gold spangled Male plumage: Gold-red ground colour, spangling as for the silver spangled. Flights: outer web golden-yellow, inner web as black as possible. Breast and flanks gold with black spangles. Abdomen and underplumage greyish black. Tail as brown as possible with black tips, a blackish brown tail allowed.
Back long, flat and sloping slightly to the tail. Breast prominent, and breastbone straight. Wings large, carried tightly and well tucked up. Tail moderately full at an angle of 45° from the line of the back. Head: Fine. Cream variety: crest small, compact and carried well back from eyes, falling off the back of the head below the extended comb. Beak stout, point clear of the front of the comb. Eyes prominent. Comb single, perfectly straight and erect, large but not overgrown, deeply and evenly serrated (five to seven spikes broad at the base), extending well beyond back of the head and following, without touching, the line of the head, free from ‘thumb marks’ or side sprigs.