The Nun: NPA Standard 1993:

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TYPE: Short, cobby, and well balanced, of medium size sprightly and upright in carriage. Full wide, well rounded protruding breast. The legs short and feet small. The head, bib, tail, and ten primary flights on each side colored. The shell and the rest of body pure white and must be entirely free of foul feathers. The colored feathering to be clean cut, deep and intense and lustrous in color.
CREST: Shell shaped, high and erect, wide and thick as possible, continuing equally on both sides until it meets the head in line with the eyes and beak, erect and regular in curve. The feathers at the back of the neck forming a tight and compact mane with absence of any dark feathers in the lining of the shell.
BIB: Full, deep, and regular, being the continuation of the head markings and joining the base of but not extending up at the back of the shell. No white feathers are to extend to the rear of the eyes, this being a fault. Also when viewed from the rear the bib should not visible. This is referred to as "wrap around" or "flagging".
HEAD: Full in frontal, with bulge rising boldly above the beak, space between the eyes should be full, showing plenty of substance, thus giving a broad and round appearance when viewed from the front. The head contour should not dip down towards the shell, but rather meet it squarely. Here a full cushion at the base of the crest where it meets the head gives a more massive appearance, resembling that of a Long Face Tumbler.
EYES: Color, full pearl, showing a most silvery white and should be centrally located in direct line with the beak and the beginning of the crest. When viewed in the profile the eye should not be obscured by any feathers.
CERE: Narrow and very fine in texture, color to match the plumage, namely black for blacks and blues, horn color for browns, flesh color for reds and yellows.
WATTLE: Small and fine, possessing a delicate white bloom.
BEAK: Short, stout and straight set. The blacks ebony in blacks and blues, dark horn color in browns and flesh color in reds and yellows.
FLIGHTS: To lie close to the body and on top of the tail. In no case should the flights be crossed over the top of the tail, or drop below the tail.
WING BUTTS: Carried well forward and close to the body, giving the whole body a taper or wedge shape from the shoulders and must be entirely free of foul feathers.
TAIL: As narrow and short as possible, not to extend more than one inch beyond the flights. (% inch preferred).
THIGHS: Entirely free of foul feathers.
LEGS: Clean, free of feathers below the hock. Set back to give that slightly hollow appearance between the shoulders, which imparts so much smartness to the body.
FEET: Small and bright fiery red in color, toe nails should match in color with the beak in each specimen.
KEEL: warped or crooked keel is a fault. Birds not to be penalized too severely where the case is slight.
FEATHERS: Firm, short, and smooth.
CONDITION: Clean and hard with close compact plumage having a good sheen.
STATION: Erect and alert. Sprightly in movement.
COLORS: Black, brown, red, yellow, blue, silver, khaki, ash red, and ash yellow. [NOTE: Ash red spread (smooth silver color in the tail and tips) sometimes referred to as "lavender" will be shown with the "flecked" specimens. As ash red enjoys a wide variation in hues, the members may elect to separate the two if agreed to when a large class is shown].
SIZE: Cocks should be 9%" to the top of the head (not the shell) and 11" in length when standing erect. Hens slightly smaller and "cobby". Larger or smaller is not a disqualification, but could be a deciding factor in a close decision.
FAULTS: Shell set too low. Thin shallow face showing no substance above the beak and between the eyes. White feathers extending to rear of eyes. Any featheration covering eyes, commonly to as "eye brows" or "mean eye". Rosettes in crest. Missing primary or secondary feathers penalized 3 points per feather. Having less than 7 X 7 or more colored flights than the 10 X 10 colored primary flights.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: Birds having bull, orange, broken, or odd eyes. Spindle or deformed beaks. Shell capping head. Starching and ironing shells. Exhibiting borrowed birds. Excessive plucking, trimming with scissors or any other fraudulent practice. Sick birds, out of condition birds (lice and/or other parasites).

SHELL: Total 26

  • Height: 9

  • Breadth: 6

  • Thickness: 6

  • Shape: 5

BODY: Total 16

  • Size/Type 14

  • Keel 2

BIB: Total 17
COLOR: Total 8
HEAD: Total 23

  • Shape: 10

  • Beak: 5

  • Cere: 3

  • Eye: 5

  • 7 X 7 1

  • 7 X 8 2

  • 7 X 9 3

  • 7 X 10 4

  • 8 X 8 5

  • 8 X 9 6

  • 8 X 10 7

  • 9 X 9 8

  • 9X 10 9

  • 10 X 10 10

  • (NOTE: Total number of points with bird having 10 X 10 colored primary flights; 100 pts. Colored secondary flights are penalized 3 pts. per feather).