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COLOR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NUN

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Black Nun :
Beak: Black; Cere: Black; Toe Nails: Black; Color: A rich solid jet black with a brilliant sheen. The bib and head color to show green metallic luster. Deepness of color should carry down as close to the skin as possible showing no other color or ticking.
Brown Nun :
Beak: Horn; Cere: Brown; Toe Nails: Brown; Color: A rich chocolate or coca color carrying down as close to the skin as possible. It should show no ticking and no other color. The colored flights and tail should be colored evenly, however, faded or bleached flights should not be a disqualification.
Khaki (Drab) Nun (dilute of brown recessive) :
Beak: Light horn (flesh colored acceptable); Cere: Light Horn; Toe Nails: Light Horn; Color: A light to a very pale Khaki, with a somewhat yellowish tinge. Color should carry down to as near the skin as possible showing no other color or ticking. The color should be even, however, faded or bleached flights should not be a disqualification.
Red Nun :
Beak: Light horn (flesh colored acceptable); Cere: White with light horn being acceptable; Toe Nails:White with light horn being acceptable;Color: A dark, rich red with the color carrying down as close to the skin as possible. Birds with flights or tail showing any brown or other color beside red should be penalized according to severity.
Yellow Nun (dilute of red) (Recessive) :
Beak: Flesh (Horn acceptable); Cere: Flesh (Horn acceptable); Toe Nails: White with light horn being acceptable; Color: A rich yellow with the color carrying down as close to the skin as possible and howing no other color or ticking. Flights and tail carrying any other color should be penalized according to severity.
Blue Nun :
Beak: Black; Cere: Black; Toe Nails: Black; Color: A rich even shade of sky blue. The bib and head should show a brilliant green metallic luster (sheen). If a purple sheen appears, this Nun has black in its recent ancestry. The tail is to show a three-quarter inch (3/4") bar one-quarter (1/4") to three-eights (3/8") of an inch from the end of the tail. At present, many blues are carrying the "Smokey Factor". This factor seems to lighten the tail considerably. It can be identified by the lack of a albesient white strip on the two outer tail feathers. The tip of the tail, beyond the bar, is much brighter in color than the rest of the tail. On an over marked bird, you will notice a blurring of the bars or checks. At birth the "Smokey Factor" youngsters can be identified by their white beak which turns black in about six weeks. It is also generally accepted that a blue showing a much darker shade of blue on its head, tips, and tail is of the checker pattern, although this is not true in all cases.
Silver Nun :
Beak: Horn; Cere: Horn; Toe Nails: Horn; Color: A rich even shade of silvery gray.The bib and head should show a brilliant green metallic luster (sheen). If a purple sheen appears, this Nun has black in its recent ancestry. The tail is to show a dark tail bar three-quarter inch (3/4") bar one-quarter (1/4") to three-eights (3/8") of an inch from the end of the tail. The flights and tail should be evenly colored, however faded or bleached flights should not be a disqualification.
Ash Red Nun (Bar or Check Pattern) (Dominant Red) :
Beak: Black (Horn acceptable); Cere: Horn; Toe Nails: Black (Horn acceptable); Color: A rich even shade of ash gray is ideal. The bib, head, tips, and tail can be anywhere from a deep chestnut red (showing a little bluish gray in the tips and tail) all the way to the other end of the spectrum. At this end the color would be light ash color almost white. This light color is not acceptable. Black or brown flecking is acceptable. Black flecks is an indication of a cock and brown flecking indicates a hen
Lavender Nun (Spread Factor) :
Beak: Black (Horn acceptable); Cere: Horn; Toe Nails: Black (Horn acceptable); Color: A rich even shade of lavender showing a reddish tinge should cover the head, bib, tips, and tail. Black or brown flecking is permitted, but not preferred. Note that the lavender is a member of the ash red family.
Ash Yellow Nun :
Beak: Light Horn (White Acceptable); Cere: Horn (White Acceptable); Toe Nails: Light Horn (White Acceptable); Color: The ideal color would be ash gray with a yellow tinge. The color may range anywhere from yellow with traces of a bluish gray color in tips and tail, all the way to an almost white bird. The ash yellows on this end of the spectrum are not desirable, but still acceptable. At times, it is hard to be sure whether the bird is an ash red or ash yellow. Mostly when they are a very light color, the only way is to keep track of the down length at birth. Long down being ash red and short down being ash yellow.


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