3 New varieties accepted in the BANTAM STANDARD
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#1 - Splash Modern Game Bantam
COMB, FACE, WATTLES, AND EAR LOBES: Bright Red.
BEAK: Varying from horn to black. EYES: Dark Brown
SHANKS AND TOES: Bluish Slate. PLUMAGE: Refer to splash color description. Variety is
part of the standard on page 249 of the 2006 Bantam Standard. Reference shape of male
and female and weights on page 125 in the 2006 Bantam Standard.
#2 - Blue Tailed White Japanese Bantam
COMB, FACE, WATTLES AND EARLOBES: Bright Red
Beak: Yellow Eyes: Reddish Bay Shanks and Toes: Yellow; any other color to disqualify
Plumage: See Below
Plumage Color Blue Tailed White Japanese Male
Head: Silvery White
Neck: Hackle; Silvery White. Front of Neck; White
Back: White with some luster.
Tail: Main Tail - Medium Slaty Blue. Sickles, Lesser Sickles & Coverts- Medium Slaty Blue,
laced with white.
Wings: Shoulders, Fronts, Bows & Coverts- Silvery White. Primaries-Medium Slaty Blue,
Fringed with White. Secondaries - Medium Slaty Blue upper web, heavily fringed with White;
White lower web, exposed portion of outer webs forming wing bay, entirely White.
Breast, Body, Stern & Lower Thighs: White
Undercolor: Pale Slate ….continued on next page…
#2 - Blue Tailed White Japanese Bantam (continued)
Plumage Color Blue Tailed White Japanese Female
Head, Hackle, Back & Cushion: White
Tail: Main Tail - Medium Slaty Blue, two top feathers laced with White. Coverts- Medium
Slaty Blue, evenly laced with White.
Wings: Shoulders, Fronts, Bows & Coverts – White. Primaries - Medium Slaty Blue, Fringed
with White. Secondaries - Medium Slaty Blue upper web, heavily fringed with White. White
lower web, exposed portion of outer webs forming wing bay, entirely White.
Breast, Body, Stern & Lower Thighs: White.
Undercolor: Pale Slate
Reference shape of male and female and weights on page 104 in the 2006 Bantam Standard.
#3 - Blue Fawn Call Duck
Plumage Color Blue Fawn Call Duck- Male
Head and Neck: Dark charcoal blue on the head and upper neck; a white collar almost
encircling the neck. Eyes: Brown. Bill: Green, dark bean.
Back: Body feathers blue-gray shading to dark blue-gray at the rump.
Breast: Rich claret with no white fringing; margin of claret clearly defined.
Flanks etc. Light grey with grey stippling.
Tail: Darker blue-grey in the center, paler outer feathers. Dark blue-grey undertail.
Wings: Primaries smoke grey. Secondaries (speculum) matt charcoal blue, tipped with white.
Tertials blue-grey, bronze on the outer part. Coverts blue-grey, except for greater coverts
which are tipped with whitish grey then dark grey. Scapulars smoke grey, darker at outer
edge. Cream/white underwing.
Plumage Color Blue Fawn Call Duck- Female
Head and Neck:Fawn with darker band of blue-grey graining on the crown and neck. Eyes:
Brown. Faint eye stripes as in the Gray Call. Bill: Brown or with dark saddle, variable in
extent. Pale fawn throat
Back: Mainly blue with distinct fawn edging, becoming finer on the larger feathers
Breast and flanks: Fawn, each feather flecked or penciled with blue-grey. Underbody similar.
Tail: Blue-grey with fawn tinge; paler outer feathers.
Wings: Primaries, secondaries and greater coverts as drake. Minor coverts blue-grey edged
with fawn. Scapulars as back. Cream/white underwing.
Legs: Orange, slightly darker webs.
….continued on next page…
#3 - Blue Fawn Call Duck – (continued)
Male: Absence of neck ring except when in eclipse plumage. Total lack of bib.
Female: Total lack of eye stripes. Presence of white neck ring.
Both: White primaries. Pied markings on the head and neck.
Male: White fringing on bib feathers. Claret on flank feathers.
Female: Pale creamish white throat and eye markings.
Both: White feathers under the bill, under the throat or under the tail.
Reference shape of male and female and weights on page 267 in the 2006 Bantam Standard.
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