German Beauty Homer

ORIGIN: Developed since the turn of the century through appropriate cross-breeding of outstanding German Show Racing Pigeons with related breeds.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Appearance of a vivacious and keen breeder and flyer with the characteristics of the show racing pigeon in the broader sense of word, giving an impression of intelligence; compact and vigorous form, racy, streamlined, wedge-like,  nearly horizontally carried body, whose every part is joined through smoothly flowing lines creating a harmonious whole.


HEAD:   Broad above the eye, narrowing gradually wedge-like toward the forehead and beak.  In profile beak and forehead show a slightly convex line which without interruption passes into the arched head. The back of the head passes into the smooth round line toward the neck.  The whole head should have no indication of weakness, or flatness; it should not have a thin face.

BEAK: Medium  long,  harmoniously proportioned, full, blunt, with wedges closely fitting and whose backward extension should pass approximately through the middle of the eyes. Color: Black; however, more or less horn- colored on light colors, and on pure reds; light on white; on splashes and tigered either light or dark according to the base color.

WATTLE: Smooth in texture, firm and smoothly resting on the beak, not surpassing the curved line of the head; long, solid, continuous blossom white powdered line, slightly heart-shaped and well and evenly divided.

EYE: Large, somewhat protruding, bright, with dark red iris. whites should have dark eyes, splashes and tigered according to the base color either dark or dark red eyes.

CERE: Small fine laced, light gray to 'whitish" color.

THROAT: Smoothly rounded out, with no suggestion of protruding gullet.

NECK: Full set on broad shoulders, of medium length, tapering toward the end into a wedge- like form.  Powerful, racy and only slightly sloping.

WINGS: Strong, the butts fairly prominent, well- closed with broad, hard flights, the back smoothly covered and giving the appearance of flight-readiness.

TAIL: Short and narrow, extending beyond the flights by the width of a thumb.

LEGS: Strong, medium long, free from feathers. Half of the hocks should be visible. The feet should be red, toenails the same color as the beak.

PLUMAGE: Well-developed, smooth, tight, and hard.

COLOR AND MARKINGS: All colors should be clear, regular, and of good sheen. The ground color should cover the whole body. Checkers and T-patterns should n6t only show the markings of the wings but also on the back, breast, and thighs.  Bars should be small throughout, separated on the back and of intensive color. Tigered marks either white on dark ground or dark on white ground, should be evenly distributed.  Tail and flights must be colored. Splashes as well as tigered birds must have a relatively even color distribution. Birds with only a few white or colored feathers are not considered as tigered or splashes.

GROSS FAULTS: All obvious faults which reduce the impression of a beautiful racing pigeon such as: coarse, rough face; alert head and beak type; all features which disturb the general characteristics of the German Beauty Homer as described above with regard to the following aspects: plumpness, length, heaviness, station, size of the wattle and overall size of the bird as well as poor posture; narrow, pointed chest; underweight, square head; gullet, open beak;white, yellow, colorless or broken eyes; two eyes of different color; red cere; frills or fluffies; dewlap of paunch; visible white back.

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