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Here's an interesting first-basic Herring Gull larus a. smithsonianus that was photographed by Ted Lee Eubanks at East Beach, Galveston, Texas on February 25, 1990. Note how the "double-anchor" pattern of the fresh first-basic mantle/scaps is very crisp, and that on some feathers the distal anchor is thin and very cleanly demarcated; also take a look at the tertials - they have the white-notched sides that are considered a feature of argenteus :