European Komorner Tumbler

Trans. From German By Thomas Hellmann

Origin: Tumbler breed with hardly medium long beak from the Danube region between Bratislava and Budapest, named after the city of Komorn. The breed was first mention in its home in the mid iSOOs and was introduced to Germany by Danube ship men.

General impression: low stationed, vivid bird with short and eobby body, agile flyer. An abundant, very wide shell crest engulfs the head

Head:  when viewn in profile well rounded, with fairly wide and high frontal

Crest: Luxurious, abundant with feathers, tight upright standing, bridges the entire width of the back part of the head and finishes in rosettes on the sides. The crest blends into a mane.

Eyes: Relatively large, magpies have bull eyes, whites either bull or pearl. Cere well developed, red

Beak:  Hardly of medium length, strong, wide at the bottom, down set, following the arching of the head but doesn't form an uninterrupted line with it, light coloured; self blacks and blues, white flighted, tigers and splashes may have a dark stain; Almonds with horn coloured beak, also dark stains admitted but a light beak is aspired. Wattles small and refined

Neck: Short, cobby, blending in flill into the chest wide

Breast: wide, well rounded

Back: Short, cobby, blending in flill into the chest wide, well rounded

wings: not too long, well fitting to the body, with wide feathers, resting on the tail without crossing

Tail: of medium length and well packed

Legs:  Rather short, wide set, clean of feathers, nails matching the beak colour

Plumage: well developed, not too long but very wide

Colours: Magpies, self and white fli~hted in black, red, yellow, blue bar and silver (Note of translator: not dil. blue but the shade of lavender Lahores) Magpies also as blue chequer, self also as white. Tigers and Splashes in black, red and yellow; Almond

Colour and Marking: All colours clear, intense and rich. Almonds have on a cream to yellow-almond ground colour speckles in different colours. Primary flights and tall are cream coloured with white and black speckles. The more three coloured feather, so called "Ideal feathers" in tail and primaries the better. The marking darkens when the bird gets older, Cocks always show more marking than hens. Magpie marking with white head and back. The basic colour is white; neck, crest, shoulders, breast, lower breast, tail and fluff are coloured. The coloured shoulder marking looks like a heart when seen from above. All separations clean cut. The coloured plumage must streteh to the lower border of the eye cere. Below the beak is a white patch (beard) which should stretch from eye to eye. White flighted birds have 5-9 white primary flights; Tigers with evenly spread white and coloured marking, primary flights and tall are coloured; Splashes evenly marked, also in tall and flights.

Grave faults: Stretched, long instead of short and cobby body; pointed, narrow, flat frontal with long, thin beak, straight set beak (finch beak), too light eye cere, drooped flights, insufficient, poorly feathered, wry crest, crest fitting to the head, lacking rosettes, grave mismarks and defectuous colours in all varieties. In Magpies: white Others under the lower border of the eye cere,  too large beard (bib), coloured back, white feathers in the fluff In white flighted birds: more than 9 and less than 5 white flights, heavily white trousers or too large white patch in the fluff.

Judging Order: General impression - Shape and carriage of the body - head, beak and crest - Eye and eye cere - colour and marking

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