Bavarian Pouter

ORIGIN: Germany, in lower Bavaria around 1960.  Developed by Karl Zausinger through
crosses of Pomeran ian and English Pouters with Bohemian Strassers.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: size with an elegant, erect foot and hock feathering, with a nice waist. Fairly medium in form. Medium long pear-shaped globe


HEAD: Long and rounded, with a rounded frontal. Always plainheaded.

EYES: Orange. Eye cere to correspond with feather color; lighter colored feathering to have a light eye cere, darker colors to have a darker cere.

BEAK:  Long and powerful.  Reds, yellows, silver, mealy, and cream barred to have flesh to light horn colored beaks. Blues and blacks to have dark beaks. Wattle to be undeveloped.

NECK: Long, with a well-developed globe. The upper globe is largest giving the desired pear shape.

BREAST:  Medium wide, slightly protruding. The beginning of the globe creates a nice waist.

BACK: The width of the breast corresponds with the back. Well4eathered with good back cover. Strongly sloping station.

WINGS:  Powerful, well-closed; wing tips uncrossed or with a slight crossing.

TAIL:  Not too wide, forming a continuous sloping line with the back, but not touching the ground.

LEGS: Long, straight, not too narrow but not set too wide.  Medium length, thick foot and hock feathering. Toe nails to be flesh colored.

FEATHERING: Tight and well-developed.

COLOR CLASSES: Black, red, yellow, blue bar and check. Blue white bar and silver bar and check, mealy, cream, barless, spangle, bar.

COLOR AND MARKINGS:  Lustrous color is the ideal. The head should be colored, with a bib that covers the upper globe. Wing, shield, and tail are also colored. Neck, breast belly, back, flights and boots are to be white. The colored wing shield should be well-rounded with seven to ten white flights.

SERIOUS FAULTS:  Plump, too weak or too small body; station not upright enough; too short neck; too long from legs to tail; too wide or too narrowly placed, short, or X-shaped legs; sparsely feathered toes; faulty globing ability; weak markings and/or color.

AREAS TO BE EVALUATED AND RATED: Overall impression - Body form and station - Globe  development  - Carriage  and  foot feathering - Color and markings - Eyes and beak color.

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