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CLASSIC OLD FRILL STANDARD

 

 

Standard for the Classic Old Frill Revised 2009

 

 

 

 

STANDARD FOR THE CLASSICOLD FRILL

The Classic Oriental Frill is an exhibition breed of pigeon from the Owl family. It is also known as the Old Fashioned Oriental Frill and the Old Style Oriental Frill. It is the precursor breed from which the modern Oriental Frill was created. It is a beautiful ancient pigeon breed, which can now be seen on exhibit at major American and Canadian shows.

GENERAL IMPRESSION:

A small to medium sized (average weight 11-12 oz) cobby pigeon, with a jaunty disposition. Stations at near to a 45- degree angle with the tip of the tail just clearing the floor. Typical characteristics include a breast frill, peak crest, grouse muffs, and a medium-short thick beak. Satinettes are shield marked / tail marked birds with white bars or laces on their shield and Moon Spots or laces on their tail. Blondinettes are whole colored birds which also possess white bars or lacing on the shields and Moon Spots or lacing on the tail...Some varieties have the lacing extending over most of the body.

HEAD: Roundish to slightly oval, substantial, wide. Arched forehead that flows in a smooth, continuous curve from the tip of the beak to the tip of the peak. Wattle small and neat.

EYE: Large, bright and prominent. Eye cere fine in texture and flesh colored. Bull eyes in Satinettes. The eye in Blondinettes to be yellow gravel to deep red brown depending upon the variety.

BEAK: Medium short in length, substantial/thick, blending into the forehead in a smooth, uninterrupted curve. Flesh colored in Satinettes, flesh to horn to black in Blondinettes, depending upon the variety. Wattle small and smooth. Classic Old Frills can feed their young and do not need feeders.

CREST: Needlepoint Peak Crest. Upright and central. Rising at least as high as the highest part of the head. Peak crest

supported by a well-developed mane, without any sign of a mane break. (The indentation between the Peak Crest and the mane.)

NECK:Short and strong, appearing thick due to the mane at the back of the neck, and the gullet. Held proudly, and upright

so that the eye is directly over the juncture of the toes with the ankle. There should be a pronounced gullet extending

from just under the lower mandible down the throat into the frill.

FRILL: The frill should extend from the middle of the gullet and continue into the breast (ideally 2" in length). It should

be well developed and profuse. A shorter, more profuse frill is preferred over one that is sparse but greater in length.

Feathers to grow out-ward to both sides uniformly. Feathers that grow only to one side or disproportionately to one side

will be penalized. Rose shaped frills will be penalized.

BREAST AND BODY FORM: Breast is broad, well rounded, held forward prominently and tapering toward the

rear of the bird. Size is small to medium with Body Form to be firm, compact and cobby.

WINGS: Strong, lying close to the body, covering the back, without "sails", and lying flat on the tail.

LEGS: Short, profusely covered with grouse muffs all the way to the toenails. Toenails to be white in Satinettes flesh to

horn to black in Blondinettes depending upon the variety.

PLUMAGE: Well developed, tight, lying flat with the exception of the Frill and the Peak Crest.

FLIGHTS AND TAIL: Flights short, resting flat on the tail. Flights and tail to be shorter rather than longer. Tail to

be no more than 2 feathers in width. Tail just clearing the floor when in show position.

STATION: Upright station at near to a 45-degree angle, which causes the tail to be held downward rather than horizontal.

COLOR: While no preference is given to any one color, all colors should be bright, smooth and even. In laced birds the lacing should be clear and distinct. In barred birds the bars should be clear, narrow, long and even. The color inside the bars or laces should be white. The color inside the Moon Spots or tail laces should be white. The factors which give the Oriental Frill its unique coloring are Toy Stencil and Frill Stencil, in combination. TS affecting mainly the body and frill stencil affecting mainly the tail. Without these factors in proper combination, various shades of color will be produced, from normal coloration to bronzes/ sulphurs and a root beer coloration, in their various hues. Toy Stencil and Frill Stencil causes the whitening effect that one sees in a well marked Oriental Frill.

RECOGNIZED COLORS:

Blue

Silver (Dilute Blue)

Brown

Khaki (Dilute Brown)

Ash Red

Ash Yellow (Dilute Ash Red)

Black ( Spread Blue)

Dun (Spread Silver)

Lavender (Spread Ash Red and Ash Yellow)

Recessive Red

Recessive Yellow

There will also be a class for AOC, for other factors which fanciers successfully transfer over to Classic Frills, such as milky, reduced, opal, etc. It should be noted that these factors must also have the telltale marks of Oriental Frills, and that is the Toy Stencil and Frill Stencil Factors, in combination, so that the same requirements stated in other parts of the standard are applicable to any new color factor added to the gene pool.

COLOR NAMES:

Bluette: Blue Bar Satinette

Silverette: Silver Bar Satinette

Brownette: Brown Bar Satinette

COLOR / PATTERN / MARKINGS:

Satinettes are white except for a colored shield and colored tail (including about half of the rump and the wedge to the vent). Ash Red birds are to have clear and obvious tail color and markings (It should he noted that it is most difficult to achieve the same quality of tail markings in Ash Red/Ash Yellow birds as in other color varieties). The shield is laced or barred. Spread birds have a laced tail. Non-Spread birds have a barred tail with white Moon Spots. The shield bars are to be White. The inside of the laces on the shield are to be White. The inside of each Moon Spot is to be White. The inside of each laced tail feather is to be White. There should be a clear delineation between the lacing and the ground color. The bars should be clear, long, even and narrow. The ideal is 10x 10 white flights, always with colored thumb feathers. White thumb feathers will be penalized. 7 to 10 white flights are allowed, with even numbered flights preferred over odd numbers of flights on opposing wings. There is to be an even line of demarcation across the rump between the colored tail and white back. This line falls about half way between where the wings first separate and the actual beginning of the tail feathers. An even line, both top and bottom, is more important than the actual location of the line on the rump. The same description applies to the Blondinettes with the exception that the Blondinette is a whole colored bird and has no solid white feathers. In Spot tail version of Blondinettes, usually just the tail and the wings show Toy and Frill Stencil. In Laced Tailed varieties, the lacing usually extend over most, if not all of the body--these are usually the spread factor birds.

FAULTS:

Stray colored feathers in white areas in Satinettes. White feathers in colored areas of Satinettes and in Blondinettes.

Nearly white tail in Ash Reds, Ash Yellows, Lavenders and Dilute Lavenders. Peak Crest too low. Mane break (indentation between Peak Crest and mane). Split eye. Crooked keel. Incomplete or irregular tail spots. Incomplete or irregular lacing in the tail. Lack of tail spots or lack of a laced tail. Widely flared tail or scoop tail. Thinly groused legs. Bare toes. True muffs. Long or thin beak. Turbit frontal. Under-developed frill. One colored flight among the white flights in Satinettes, or one white flight among colored flights in Blondinettes. Signs of parasites. Long body or long feathers.Small, narrow, flat or angular head. Coarse eye ceres or wattle. Drooping wing(s), Horizontal station. Narrow breast. Poor color. White thumb feathers or uneven shield. White feathers under the tail in the wedge. Sails. Colored toenails in Satinettes, white toenails in Blondinettes.

Point Deductions

Bronze or Sulphur Bar 5 points

Root Beer Bars 5 points

Wild Type Bars * 7 points

(*Wild Type bar means there is no Toy stencil or there is only ts3. The result is: Black bars on Blues,Dun bars on Silvers.

Brown bars on Browns. Khaki bars on Khakis, Ash Red bars on Ash Reds, Ash Yellow bars on Ash Yellows)

Solid Color Shield ** 7 points

(**Solid colored shield means there is no Toy Stencil)

Barred Tail with no Moon Spots *** 7 points

(***Lack of Moon spots means there is no Oriental Frill Stencil)

Solid Tail with no Lacing **** 7 points

(****Lack of Lacing means there is no Oriental Frill Stencil)

Solid Tail with irregular Lacing 5 points

*PURPOSE FOR POINT DEDUCTIONS:

The goal of the point deductions is to encourage the pursuit of complete Toy Stencil, without sacrificing genetic diversity.

Since Toy Stencil has three components, it is easier to breed birds with incomplete Toy Stencil than with complete Toy Stencil. But two imperfect birds, depending on their imperfections, can produce an almost perfect looking bird, so breeders can use these birds as they strive for complete Toy Stencil. . Birds that have long necks, no Gullet and small heads should not be used in the breeding program, as these faults are virtually impossible to correct when they are in a bloodline. The traits listed under Point Deductions improve with appropriate breeding choices. The goal should always be to work toward achieving the proper combination of Toy Stencil (TS) and Frill Stencil (FS). These two mutations are the hallmarks of the Classic Old Frill.

DISQUALIFICATIONS:

No Frill. No crest. No grouse muffs. White, or substantial white tail. More than one colored flight mixed in with the white flights in Satinettes. More than one white flight mixed in with the colored flights in Blondinettes. Sickness. Live vermin. Deformities. Severely out of condition from dirt, disease or parasites.

ORDER OF EVALUATION:

General Impression (including Station)

Body Form (including Size)

Head and Beak

Crest.

Neck and Frill

Markings

Color

WEIGHTING OF ELEMENTS OF JUDGING

General Impression (including Station) 20

Body Form (including Size) 15

Head and Beak 15

Crest 10

Neck and Frill 10

Markings 15

Color 15

Judges may wish to consider grouping specimens, when there are enough birds to do so, in the following manner:

By age (young vs. old)

By sex (hen vs. cock)

Separate barred birds from laced birds

Separate lace tail birds from spot tail birds

Separate by color

SATINETTE ADDENDUM TO COF STANDARD

COLOR STANDARD: Variation in color markings in the several varieties of Oriental Frills.

GENERAL: Color markings in Satinettes and Blondinettes are identical except for the color white. In Satinettes the head neck and breast, body under parts, muffs and the primary flights 10x10, not less than S, must be white. The beak is pale flesh color, and the eye very dark brown. The wing coverts (including lesser, median and greater coverts, tertials, scapulars, and secondary wing flights) and tail feathers of the Satinette are identical to those of the Blondinette of the same color. The Blondinette, lacking the designated white areas of the Satinette, is essentially the same color throughout. Ground color of the laced or spot feathers of both Satinettes and Blondinettes should be as clear white as possible except in the case f sulphur varieties described below. The laced feathers have quills of the basic color of the bird. Lacing or edging, whether heavy, medium or fine, penciled, arrowpointed or ticked, must be distinct, even regular and well defined.

BLACK LACED SATINETTES

Each feather of the wings and tail (from a line across the rump), except those of the prescribed white arcs, should be edged in black- black.

DUN LACEDSATINETTES

Same as black except the edging in colored feathers is a deep, lustrous metallic dun-dark gun metal. (So called light color duns-towns and khakis-should be excluded from this class when possible by the judge and shown in proper class provided for them)

BLUE LACED SATINETTES

Each colored feather of the wings should be edged in the grey-black or blue-black color of a normal checkered pigeon. This edging must be even whether penciled, arrowpointed, or ticked, preference to be given in the order named. Tail dark blue, having a black band at lower extremity. On this band, or replacing it evenly in each feather, should be a clear round white spot," moon", or bar, dearly defined and limited to the band area.

SILVER LACEDSATINETTES

Same as blue, except that wing feather edging is the soft silvery gray or gray-black of a normal silver checkered pigeon.

Tail, gray or light grayish blue with a dark gray or gray-black bar, marked as in blue, above. (True dun is permissible in lacing or tail bars if tail is distinctly gray or gray blue. No birds with reddish or brown lacing. or with fawn, tan or brown color in tails is permitted-such birds o be placed in class provided for them by the judge.

BLACK WHITE BAR SATINETTE (2009)

Same as Bluette. except for clear deep black of wing SHIELD feathers, white bars( Black Laced Tail)

DUN WHITE BAR SATINETTE (2009)

Same as bluette, except for clear dun color of wing shield feathers, white bars (Dun laced tail)

BLUE BAR SATINETTES ---BLUETTE

Each colored feather of the wings should be a clear solid blue, of the normal blue-gray pigeon color, with two clear cut white bars, edged at lower extremity with black. Tail marked as in blue laced Satinette.

SILVER BAR SATINETTE--SILVERETTE

Same as blue bar except colored wing feathers should be clear soft silver gray-silver of the normal silver bar pigeon.

Bars as in the Bluette above but edged with dark gray or gray-black. True dun permissible in bars and tail markings providing tail is distinctly gray or gray-blue. Fawn, brown-silver or brownish casts in wings or tail, or chocolate brown bars should result in exclusion by the judge and placing in class provided for browns.

BROWN LACED SATINETTES-LACED TAIL

Same as black-laced Satinette except edging of wing and tail feathers should be a clear brown-chocolate brown preferred.

KHAKI LACED SATINETTES-LACED TAIL

Same as brown laced, above, except edging of feathers should be a clear pale brown (light tan or khaki). (Since these are sometimes difficult to differentiate from brown laced above, they may be shown in the same or separate classes, according to decision of the judge.

BROWN LACED SATINETTES-SPOT TAIL

Same as blue laced Satinette except that edging of wing feathers shall be true brown (chocolate brown preferred), and tail feathers definitely brown. Reddish brown in wing lacing may be permitted and brownish gray or fawn may be permitted in tail only if in the opinion of the judge the majority of the class is gene rally of the same coloring.

KHAKI LACED SATINETTE-SPOT TAIL

Same as brown laced except feather edging on wings should be a very light grayish-brown-as dose to khaki color as possible. Tails should be light gray-brown also, with dark buff or light brownish bars on which the spots appear. Generally this bird has a yellowish-khaki cast.

BROWN BAR SATINETTE

Same as Bluette, feathers of wings being brown, preferably a clear light creamy brown, with white bars which, if edged, preferablyare chocolate brown. Tail as in brunette.

KHAKI BAR SATINETTE

Same as preceding, except wing feather coloring is a clear pale egg-shell brown or light khaki with a yellowish cast, bars,

if edged, preferably dark khaki or brown. Tail as in khaki laced Satinette.

RED LACED SATINETTE-LACED TAIL (Recessive Red)

Same as black laced except each feather of wings and tail, excluding standard white area, edged in clear deep brick red.

(Brown, gray, black or tan color in wing coverts or tail not permitted)

YELLOW LACED SATINETTE - LACED TAIL (Recessive Yellow)

Same as red laced except edging of feathers a clear deep yellow.

RED LACED SATINETTE-SPOT TAIL (Recessive Red)

Same as blue laced except for clear brick red edging of wing feathers, and clear red tail feathers with white bar or spots.

No trace of brown. Gray black or dun color permitted in coverts, tail feathers or tail bar area.

YELLOW LACED SATINETTE - SPOT TAIL (Recessive Yellow)

Same as red laced except edging of feathers a clear deep yellow.

RED BAR SATINETTE (Recessive Red)

Same as Bluette. except for clear deep brick red of wing feathers, white bars with no edging other than uniform red of wing

coverts. Tail as in red laced Satinette (spot tail).

YELLOW BAR SATINETTE (Recessive Yellow)

Same as red bar Satinette except for clear deep yellow color in wings and tail.

ASH-RED SATINEITE (LAVENDAR)

Same as black except the edging in colored feathers is a light ash-gray, lavendar-gray, or reddish-gray. Shafts of tail feathers are colored and tail feathers may be whitish, grayish or flecked, but there is seldom, if ever, any lacing of tail feathers.

ASH-YELLOW SATINETTE (LAVENDAR-DILUTE)

Same as ash-red except the edging in colored feathers is a very light soft yellowish-gray, yellow-pink, or pinkish-gray. Tail the same.

BLONDINETTE ADDENDUM TO COF STANDARD

BLONDINETTES: As stated, Blondinettes have color markings identical to those of the Satinettes , except that they have no standard white areas , each feather, laced or solid, being of the same basic color. Laced tail Blondinettes, as well as on wings and tail , are laced over entire body. Spot tail varie ties are prefe rably laced only on wings (inc luding primary flig hts), the remai nder of bird, with exceptions of spot tail , being solid basic color.

BLACK AND DUN LACED BLONDINETTES:

Beak black or horn according to color, eye red, cer e damson in blacks, flesh color in duns. Color and lacing as described under satin ettes .

BLUE AND SILVER LACED BLONDINETTES:

Beak black or horn according to color; eye red; cere damson in blues, flesh color in silvers. Wings and tail as in satinettes of same color . Body color as in normal blue/ silver pigeons. Alien colors in hackle, wing lacing or tail are not permitted.

BLUE AND SILVER BAR BLONDINETTE:

Beak, eye and cere as in blue and silver laced Blondinettes. Wings and tail as in blue and silver satinettes . Body color as in blue and silver laced Blondinet tes. Alien color s not permitted.

BROWN AND KHAKI LACED BLONDINETTE - LACED TAIL:

Beak, horn; eye yellow gravel, cere flesh color in browns, drab in khaki s. Color and lacin g, wings and tails, same as in satinettes. Body color clear brown or khaki as case may be.

BROWN AND KHAKI LACED BLONDINETTE - SPOTTAIL:

Beaks, eyes, and ceres as above. Wings and tail as in satinettes of same color. Body color in browns should be clear brown, in khaki s light beige or khaki Reddish-brown rather than chocolate-brown lacing on hackle and grayblue tails in browns: and yellowish lacing on hackle or gray tails in khaki s permitted only if judge concludes it is typical of majority of birds in class .

The khaki laced Blondinette (spottail) often called the golden sulphur , should be shown in khaki classes or with

browns if number is too small for separate classes. They should not be shown with silver sulphur .

BLACK WHITE BARRED BLONDINETTES: (2009)

Beak black, eye red, cere damson. Color and lacing as described under satinettes . (Laced Tail)

DUN WHITE BARRED BLONDINETTES : (2009)

Beak horn, eye red, cere flesh, Color and lacing as described under satinettes (Laced tail)

BROWN OR KHAKI BAR BLONDINETTE:

Beaks, eyes, and ceres as above. Wing and tail color and markings as in brown and khaki bar satinettes . Body colors as above. Not to be shown in class of silvers.

RED AND YELLOW LACED BLONDINETTES -LACED TAIL:

Beaks horn, light horn or flesh, horn preferred in reds and light horn or flesh preferred in yellows. Eye red, cere flesh color in reds and pale flesh or drab in yellows. Wings and tails as descr ibed under sati nettes. Body color the same deep brick red or clear deep yellow as the case may be. Gray, black , brown or dun color anywhere on body not permitted .

RED AND YELLOW LACED BLONDINETTES-SPOTTAIL:

Beaks, eyes, ceres as above. Wings and tails as in red and yellow laced Satinette , spot tail . Body color as above.

RED AND YELLOW BAR BLONDINETTE:

Beaks, eyes, ceres as above. Wings and tails as in red and yellow bar Satinettes . Body color the same as in reds and yellows above.

ASH-RED BLONDINETTE (LAVENDAR):

Beak horn color, eye red, cere damson. Wings and tail as in Satinet tes of same color. Ash-gray coloring throughout remai nder of bird with ash-red appearing in hackle.

ASH-YELLOW LACED BLONDINETTE (LAVENDAR DILUTE):

Beak horn color, eye red, ceres flesh color. Wings and tail as in Satinettes of same color. Soft gray-yellow coloring throughout remainder of bird with ash-yellow frequently appearing in hackle.

 

CLASSIC OLD FRILL COLOR CHART

ADDENDUM TO STANDARD

HARD(INTENSE) COLORS: PATTERN SOFT(DILUTE)COLORS

Black-Brown-Red Laced Wing-Laced Tail (self) Dun-Khaki-Yellow

Blue-Brown-Red Laced Wing-Spot Tail (check) Silver-Khaki-Yellow

Blue-Brown-Red Barred, Spot Tail (bar) Silver-Khaki-Yellow

Ash-Red (Lavendar) (Indistinguishable) Ash-Yellow (Lav. dilute)

Leaving out Lavendars and taking each color series separately you get the following charts using the explanatory synonyms

for the various color classes.

BLACK OR BLUE-BLACK SERIES

Black Laced Laced Wing Laced Tail (self) Dun laced

Blue Laced Lace Wing Spot Tail (Checker) Silver laced

(Blue Checker) (Silver Checker)

(Black Checker) (Dun Checker)

Blue Barred Barred, Spot Tail (bar) Silver Barred

(Blue White Bar) (Dun bar, gray bar)

(Bluette) (True Silverette)

BROWN-KHAKI(FAWN) SERIES

Brown Laced, lace tail Laced wing, laced tail (self) Khaki laced (laced tail)

(now usually called dun) (now usually called dun,

fawn or AOC)

Brown Laced, spot tail Laced Wing, Spot tail (Checker) Khaki Laced, Spot tail

(Occasionally called (often called golden sulphur,

brown lace, brown sulphurette or fawn)

checker, brunette,

lavender, red, etc

Brown Bar Barred, Spot Tail (Checker) Khaki Bar

(Occasionally called (called fawn or cream)

brown barred silver

or silverettewrong.

RED -YELLOW SERIES (RECESSIVE RED)

Red laced, laced tail Laced wing, laced tail (self) Yellow laced, laced tail

Red laced, Spot tail Laced Wing Spot Tail (Checker) Yellow Laced, spot tail

Red Bar (Called red Bar, Spot tail (bar)

 

 Yellow bar  (Called yellow whitebar)