It would be an amethyst self. that is all amethyst, solid colour .
A classification of colour and pattern was used up to 1969 checklist
compilation. not used after that.
The colour classification is V1, a self. Plicatas are colour class 2.
So V2 would be a plicata with amethyst/violet patterning.
Bitones are 3, bicolours 4 and blends 5. The V stands for Violet and
shades of it such as amethyst.
From: Cordesview <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: iris-photos <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, Mar 16, 2012 9:59 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB 'Horned Amethyst' ?
Wow, that's tricky.
The description (following) doesn't say if it's in the plicata pattern
or not. All it says is "Amethyst self". There isn't even a color of
the beard or appendage.
I'd put a request out to the HIPS group, to see if they have a
definitive answer. (Sorry, but I really can't say which one is
'Horned Amethyst' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1959). Sdlg. J-La-40. TB, 36" (91
cm), M. Color Class-V1, Amethyst self, horned beard. Sdlg. X 'Pink
Tower'. Rainbow 1960.
On Mar 16, 2012, at 2:47 AM, Paul wrote:
I googled some pictures for 'Horned Amethyst'. Only one, from Bluebird
Haven, resembles the decription, a self. The others (4) are all
So which is correct?