Male Call Duck

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Ideal Butterscotch Male Call Duck

ABA Bantam Standard drawing of the ideal Butterscotch Male. Drawing was sponsored by KJ Theodore of Shagbark Bantams.

Head: Pastel blue

Eyes: Brown

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 rump.

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- creamy buff

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

Undercolor: White

Male in eclipse: Closely resembles the female in color.

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.

Color- Female

Female Call Duck

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Ideal Butterscotch Female Call Duck

American Bantam 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 cream color.

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 buff.

Legs and feet: Orange

Undercolor: White

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.

3 Young Drakes

Three Young Call Drakes

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