The question of lobes is an important one. For years the Standard has called for "Solid red" and "immaterial", but last year it was changed to "solid white, 3/4 red to disqualify." Red if the natural color for the lobe of this breed, and most of the best males come three-quarters red to solid red. For this reason I feel that the breed should have four or five years to recover from this red lobe, during which time they should not be disqualified for this defect. Cut for red, but do not disqualify, for at least four years, as the lobe is not an important feature of the breed.
The breast should be round and full; a soft, even, reddish brown in color, which is very difficult to obtain. Most males are more or less mottled-a bad fault.
The back should be long and carried level-this is important-with a curving sweep to the tail. The hackle should be long and flowing. Hackle, back, saddle and wingbows should all match in color, and be a beautiful, brilliant orange. It may be one of several shades of red and orange, lemon or dark red like Rhode Island Reds or Brown Leghorns. The writer prefers a shade darker and richer than most of the winners in the buff breeds, not so faded, although at the Garden (referring to "Madison Square Garden") some Buff Plymouth Rock males were shown which were very rich and about like my ideal Buttercup male color.
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