Standard – Wheaten Malay Male

Standard shape requirements the same as for the breed description of the Malay.

WHEATEN MALAY MALE COLOR DESCRIPTION

COMB: Bright Red FACE, THROAT, AND EAR-LOBES: Bright Red
BEAK: Yellow to horn
EYES: Pearl
HEAD: Lustrous rich orange, free from brown or black on feathers.
NECK: Hackle—Lustrous rich orange, free from brown or black on feathers. Front of Neck—Black with orange red, more orange red with age.
BACK: Lustrous, deep red with orange highlights.
SADDLE: Lustrous rich orange, free from brown or black on feathers.
TAIL: Main tail-Lustrous black, red shafting may be evident.
Sickles-Lustrous greenish black with a tendency towards red shafting.
Lesser sickles-Tendency towards red shafting and red edging as tail coverts are neared.
WINGS: Shoulders and Fronts—Black
Bows-Rich, glossy blood red
Coverts—glossy black with iridescent greenish and bluish alternating sheen, forming a wide bar across the wing.
Primaries-Black, lower webs edged with bay.
Secondaries—Part of outer webs forming wing bay, rich bay. Remainder of secondaries—black
BREAST: Black with green luster.
BODY AND STERN: Pure black preferred. Sparse edging with orange red at approach to stern acceptable.
LEGS AND TOES: Lower thighs—Black
Shanks and Toes-Yellow to horn, Yellow preferred
UNDERCOLOR OF ALL SECTIONS: Light slate