ABA Bantam Standard
drawing of the ideal Butterscotch Male. Drawing was sponsored by KJ
Theodore of Shagbark Bantams.
Head: Pastel blue
Bill: Greenish yellow with black bean.
Neck: Pastel blue with a white collar completely
encircling the neck.
Back: Claret laced with white at the shoulders;
becoming darker blue of a shade similar to that of the head over the
Tail: Creamy buff shaded with pale blue. Sex
feather- pale blue.
Wings: Greater and lesser coverts- bluish buff.
Primaries- Creamy buff. Secondaries- pale blue similar to the shade on
the head with creamy buff at the tips forming a light bar. Tertials-
claret tipped or frosted with creamy buff. Wing linings and axillars-
Breast: Claret frosted with creamy white.
Body and stern: Underbody and abdomen- creamy white.
Cream color gradually changing to claret at the breast. Flanks- rich
claret with delicate frosting, cream frequently forming a narrow band on
upper edge of covert just below the wing. Stern- pale blue of a shade
similar to the head.
Legs and toes: Orange
Male in eclipse: Closely resembles the female in
Common color defects in male: Lack of cream frosting
on breast; black rather than brownish overlay of color in wings; loss of
color at throat and/or upper neck, pure yellow bill.
Association Standard drawing of the Butterscotch Female. Drawing was
sponsored by Lou Horton of Acorn Hollow Bantams.
Head: Base color is creamy white with butterscotch
crown and butterscotch eyestreaks forming a distinct contrast to the
Bill: Pale yellow shaded with a bluish brown saddle.
Bean: often lighter in color than the rest of the bill.
Neck: Cream base color with a butterscotch band
extending down back of neck from the crown to the base of the neck.
Breast: Upper breast lightly speckled with
butterscotch on a cream base color. Cream lower breast color.
Body and stern: Back- Butterscotch edged with cream
often showing a pale blue streak at the feather shaft. The markings
frequently grow lighter and less distinct as they approach the stern.
Flanks- cream with pale butterscotch speckles.
Tail: Cream shaded with butterscotch.
Wings: Greater and lesser coverts- pale blue
becoming butterscotch, edged with cream. Primaries- Creamy butterscotch.
Secondaries- Creamy butterscotch with cream band at the tips. Tertials-
butterscotch. Speculum- bluish gray Wing linings and axillars- creamy
Legs and feet: Orange
Female in eclipse: Darker in all sections with most
markings less distinct.
Common color defects in the female: Indistinct
eyestreaks; base color of back distinctly blue rather than butterscotch;
base color of head and/or neck brown rather than cream; brown band on
back of neck missing or indistinct.
Disqualification: Total lack of the characteristic
eyestreaks in the female.