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Grey Cheek And Fawn Cheek

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Hi All There seems to be a little confusion about the dominant Cheeked mutation and how to identify the Fawn Cheeked mutation from The Grey Cheeked mutation,so below is the ZFS Show standard for both mutations.GREY CHEEKS:COCK: Eyes dark. Head, neck and wings white. Throat and upper chest grey with darker grey zebra lines running across the throat from the chest bar up to the beak. Chest bar dark grey. Underparts cream. Cheek patches should be full, and as Grey as possible. Tear marks dark grey, matching chest bar. Flank markings grey orange with even, round white spots. Upper tail feathers cream with no barring. Beak red; legs and feet orange.HEN: As for the cock, minus the chest barring, and flank markings. Flanks should be dark cream, and the throat should be silver grey. Cheek patches should be as Grey and as full as possible.Show Faults: Excessive orange in the cheek patches and flank markings of the cock, incomplete cheek patch of hens. Excessive grey shading on the head neck and wings in either sex.FAWN CHEEKS:COCK: Eyes dark. Head, neck and wings white. Throat and upper chest light fawn with darker fawn zebra lines running across the throat from the chest bar up to the beak. Chest bar dark fawn. Underparts warm cream. Cheek patches should be as Fawn as possible. Tear marks fawn to match the chest bar. Flank markings orange with even, white spots. Upper tail feathers cream with no barring. Beak red; legs and feet orange.HEN: As for the cock, minus the chest barring, and flank markings. Flanks should be dark cream. Cheek patches should be Fawn, and as full, as possible.Show Faults: Too small cheek patches on hen, and too little fawn in cheek patches of either sex. Excessive fawn shading on the head, neck, and wings in either sex.Paul.

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