The PartridgeThe Partridge

The Male plumage:
Head bright red. Neck hackles: web of feather, solid lustrous, greenish-black, moderate width with a narrow edging of a medium shade of rich brilliant red, uniform in width, extending around point of feather, shaft black, plumage on front of neck black, as clear as possible of red. Wing fronts black: bows a medium shade rich brilliant red; coverts, lustrous greenish-black, forming a well defined bar of this colour across the wing when folded: primaries black, lower edges reddish-bay: secondary black outside webs reddish-bay, terminating with greenish-black at the end of each feather, the secondary when folded forming a reddish-bay wing hay between the wing bar and me lips of secondary feathers. Back and saddle a medium shade of rich, brilliant red. with lustrous greenish-black stripe down the middle of each feather, same as in hackle. A slight shafting of rich red is permissible fail black, sickles and smaller sickles lustrous, greenish-black coverts lustrous greenish-black, edged with a medium shade of rich brilliant red. Body black, lower feathers slightly tinged with red. fluff black, slightly tinged with red. Breast lustrous black [slight tinge of red allowed |. Lower thighs black. Under colour of All sections slate 

Female plumage;.
1 lead deep reddish-bay. Neck reddish-bay, centre portion of feathers black. Slightly pencilled, with deep reddish-bay, feather on front of neck same as breast. Wing shoulder, bows and coverts, deep reddish-hay with distinct pencilling of black outlines of which conform to shape of feathers, primaries black with edging of deep reddish-hay on outer webs, secondary, inner web black outer web deep reddish-bay with distinct pencilling of black extending around outer edge of feathers. Back deep reddish-hay with distinct pencilling of black, outlines of which conform to shape of feathers. Tail black, the two top feathers pencilled\with deep reddish-bay on upper edge, coverts deep reddish-bay pencilled with black, fluff deep reddish-bay. Breast deep reddish-bay with distinct pencilling of black, the outlines of which conform to shape of feathers. Lower thighs deep reddish-bay pencilled with black. Under colour slate. Note: arch feather in back, breast, body, wingbows and thighs to have three or more distinct pencilling: In both sexes: beak yellow: Eyes reddish-bay: Legs and feet yellow; Comb. Face, wattle and ear lobes bright red..

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