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Chicken breeds: Deutsches Reichshuhn - German Kingdom

Chicken breeds: Deutsches Reichshuhn - German Kingdom


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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Breed created in Germany from 1907. Chicken with a double attitude, early and rustic. Good deposition and white meat. High grazing aptitude.

Standard

I - GENERALITIES
Origin:
Created in Germany since 1907.

Egg:
Minimum weight g. 55
Shell color: cream yellow.

Ring
Rooster: 20
Hen: 18

II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Dual-purpose chicken, early and rustic. Good deposition and white meat.
Elegant, fine-boned, elongated and rounded rectangular shape, with parallel dorsal and abdominal lines; without bearings; horizontal and medium height habit.

III- STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed

1-FORM
Trunk: cylindrical; seen in profile in the shape of an elongated rectangle, with long sternum bone.
Head: small, slightly rounded.
Beak: medium length, slightly curved with hanging and dark gray upper part. In white subjects of the same color as the tarsi.
Big eyes; iris red to orange red, brown admitted in the hen in the birch variety.
Crest: medium size, finely pearly and well rounded; thorn that follows the line of the nape without leaning on it.
Bargigli: of medium size; rounded and fine texture.
Face: red and smooth.
Mumps: red and smooth.
Neck: medium length, slightly arched; cape not too long.
Shoulders: not very evident.
Back: wide, long and straight; horizontal and laterally rounded. Large croup, rounded on the sides without the formation of bearings.
Ali: well-fitting to the body; lower part parallel to the back line and which do not protrude beyond the body.
Tail: medium length; closed; with not too narrow and medium length sickles, well arched and numerous coverts; wide at the base and carried out at an obtuse angle.
Chest: wide, full and deep; well rounded and somewhat prominent.
Legs: medium length legs; clearly visible. Medium length tarsi; fine bone; smooth; flesh-colored, tolerated red external lateral fillets; in the Birch and Black hen gray or gray shades allowed. Medium length and well spread fingers; whitish plant.
Belly: wide, full and well developed.

2- WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 2,5 - 3,5
HEN: Kg. 2,0 - 2,5

Serious defects
Body too narrow, slender or coarse in shape; back line too short or concave; strong formation of bearings; coarse skeleton; habit too low or too narrow; tail too detected ocadent; exaggerated body length impression caused by the tail; falling wings; sunken or ridged crest; plug detected; head too flat; white beautiful mumps, feather tarsi.

3- PLUMAGE
Conformation: well adherent to the body; without seat or leg pads.

IV- COLORS

BIANCA COLUMBIA BLACK

GALLO and GALLINA
The two sexes have an almost identical design. Pure white head. Cape with large black flames with green reflections and silver-white edging. The cape forms a closed ruff under which a slight black drop design is allowed. The feathers on the upper part of the back, under the cape, have a black drop design. Light drawing in the rump allowed in the rooster. Croup of the pure white hen. Tail of pure black rooster with green reflections. Tail of the black hen, the two large black coverts and the small black tail coverts with white edging. Secondary remiges and black inner beards and white outer beards that form the triangle of the white wing. Primary black remiges with white external border. Remnant of pure white plumage. Light gray down jacket tolerated.

Serious defects: strong yellowish reflections; flames breaking through or pre-hemming in the cape; too white in the remiges and in the tail; all black traces where not provided.

FULVA COLUMBIA BLACK

GALLO and GALLINA
Almost identical design in both sexes. Pure yellow head. Cape with large black flames with green reflections and yellow edging. At the base of the cape, under the cape itself, there is a pattern of irregularly shaped drops. Slight rump design allowed in Portugal. Croup of pure yellow hen. Pure black cock's tail with bright green highlights; small black sickles with yellow edging. Tail of the black hen, the two large and the small black tail coats edged with yellow. Secondary remiges and internal black beards and yellow external beards that form the triangle of the fawn wing. Primary black remiges with yellow external border. Remnant of the intense and bright yellow plumage. Small coverts of the wings of the rooster, more intense than the rest of the plumage. Gray-blue down jacket.

Serious defects: background color too light, strongly marbled or strongly reddish; too light shade of the rachis in the breast of the rooster on the coat of the hen; flames breaking through or presence of diorlatura in the cape; too yellow in the remiges and in the tail; all black tracks where not required.

BIRCH

COCK
Silver white head, cape and rump with black flames. Small wing coverts and silver white back. Black breast with white silver finish which includes the part of the goiter; design that descends lower tolerated in older subjects. Remnant of the black plumage with bright green reflections.

HEN
Head, chest and neck as in the rooster, rest of the black plumage with bright reflections.

Serious defects: absence of green reflections; hemming absent or too spotty on the breast; hemming on legs and belly; white in the triangle of the wing of the rooster; drawing in the plumage of the cape of the gallina.

WHITE

GALLO and GALLINA
Biancopuro.

Serious defects: strong yellow reflections.

BLACK

GALLO and GALLINA
Intense black with green reflections. Duvet that becomes lighter towards hanging in the rooster, darker in the hen.

Serious Defects: opaque plumage; violet reflections; floury tracks.

RED

GALLO and GALLINA

Uniform, bright and bright red, but not too dark. Black tolerated in the internal part of the secondary remiges and in the external part of the primary remiges. Black tail with green reflections in the rooster, covering the tail more or less edged in red in the hen. Small sickle-shaped which gradually become more red towards the groppadel rooster. Down jacket as red as possible, light gray shade tolerated.

Serious defects: color of the small coverts of the wings strongly stained oopaco; black design in the cape; black traces in the plumage of the mantle; floury tracks.

STRIPED

GALLO and GALLINA
Each feather with as many straight bars as straight as possible, in sharp alternation, black and gray-white. Black feather ends. The black and light bars are of the same width in the cock; in the hen the black bars are a little wider than sort which makes it appear darker. It is necessary to look for a plumage of the drawn legs.

Serious defects: fortiriflexi yellow or brown; heavily washed-out or irregular bars; single-color down jacket without bars; numerous feathers with light ends; very white (floury) in the remiges and in the tail.


BLACK RIM SILVER

COCK
Silver white head, cape and rump with black flames. White breasted, each feather with a sharp intense black edging in the shape of a lancet which must be of constant width. This design extends to the throat and legs. Back and small coverts of the wings as white as possible, with black edging with arrowhead; a little admitted soot. The large wing coverts with wide hemming that give shape to at least two bands. White secondary remyers with black edging. Primary remiges with black inner beards and white barbeesterne. Black tail with green reflections. Blackish belly. Dark gray down jacket.

HEN
White head and cape with fairly wide flames. Remiganti and down jacket as in the rooster. Chest, back, legs and small coverts of the wings as white as possible, with intense black edging in the shape of a hand.

Serious defects: presence of rust; dull or too rounded hemming; too light belly plumage; abundant formation of pepper and soot in the hen's plumage; double hemming or hemming.

BLACK RIM GOLD

COCK
Light golden brown background color. A little lighter shade in the cape and on the back. Head, cape and golden rump with light black flames. Design like that of the Silver Edged Black.

HEN
Gold head and cape with large black flames. Golden brown background color with intense black edging in the shape of a hand. Design like that of the Argento Orlata Nero variety. Matt black tail and belly.

Serious defects: presence of rust; dull or too rounded hemming; clear ventretroppo plumage; abundant formation of pepper and soot in the hen's plumage; double hemming or pre-hemming.

Thanks to Jesus Federico Lori

Deutsches Reichshuhn breed hen (photo http://reichshuhn.de)


Deutsches Reichshuhn breed rooster (photo http://reichshuhn.de)


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