Buff

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Buff: The Buff is named for the rich cinnamon colour of its body feathers. The breed was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874 but very few now exist in America and there is no longer a standard for it there. The breed was extremely popular in Britain at the turn of the last century with its own Buff Turkey Club in the early 1900s.


Standards

Origin:
America
Classification:
Light    
Stag Adult:
10.00-12.70kg / 22-28lb
Stag Young:
7.25-10.40kg / 16-23lb
Hen Adult:
5.40-8.10kg / 12-18lb
Hen Young:
3.60-6.30kg / 8-14lb
Head:
Red, changeable to bluish-white.
Beak:
Light horn.
Eyes:
Iris dark hazel, pupil blue-black.
Throat & Wattle:
Bright rich red.
Neck:
N/A
Back:
N/A
Tail:
Deep cinnamon-buff throughout edged with a paler band at the tip.
Wings:
Secondaries – Mainly white, with some very pale buff. Primaries – White.
Breast:
N/A
Body and Fluff:
N/A
Legs and Feet:
Pink and flesh. Toenails: light horn.
Undercolour or all Sections:
N/A
Colour Female:
N/A
Defects:
Any black on feathering. More than one third any colour other than buff showing in either primaries, secondaries, or main tail feathers.
Day-old Poult:
A pale creamy brown throughout.
Plumage in both sexes:
A deep cinnamon-buff.
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