Current Standard for the Rare Breed Norfolk Grey
first British poultry standards were devised in 1865 to enable a breed to be
uniformly recognised in appearance. The Poultry Club of Great Britain is the
guardian of all the poultry standards in this country, but the standards are
delineated by the specialist breed clubs.
Norfolk Grey has no breed club so the standard for the Norfolk Grey is
administered by The Rare Poultry Society who has done much to save the Norfolk
Grey and other rare poultry breeds in Great Britain from becoming extinct.
The Norfolk Grey
is classified as a: Soft feather, Heavy, Rare Breed.
The females by
their standard are required to lay a ‘tinted’ coloured egg.
If you are
considering exhibiting your Norfolk Greys the scale of points that are
published in the standard, are there to assist the judge who will mark the bird
out of 100 points. Points are deducted
for any defects found in the following:
The General Characteristics of the MALE Norfolk Grey
The General Characteristics of the FEMALE Norfolk Grey