Trans. from Romanian by K.D. Spurling
Origin: Romania. Developed in the city of Craiova from Russian and
tumbler breeds in the 19th Century.
General Impression: Small pigeon with a horizontal station, short feet; plumage rich and long with a very broad tail with a bluish band that is carried erectly.
Head, Eyes and Cere: The head is small without a crest, almost rounded with a high frontal and the skull slightly rounded, almost flat and horizontal. A broad nape. Eyes yellow in color. Double ceres which are flat, light and yellowish.
Beak: Short, wedge shaped, thick, light in color. Cere small, fine and powdery white.
Colors: Even, Chestnut Brown (Castaniu) with a metallic green sheen. The flights have white or bluish spots which give the markings a mirroring effect.
Plumage: Long and rich.
Markings: Selfs, also those with a white collar (Gulerati) or a white crescent (Leftati) on the chest. All have a bluish or white tail bar.
Neck: Relatively long. Swan-like.
Wings: Long, loosely attached and always carried below the tail and nearly touching the ground.
Tail: 14 to 17 retrices which are broad and long. Slightly domed and broad. No oil gland.
Feet: Short and free of feathers.
Carriage and Body: Small body carried horizontally. Broad chest which is rounded. The back is short and hollow. Loose, soft plumage.
Grave Faults: Course. Plump body. Long feet. Narrow tail. Other than yellow eyes.
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