Trans. by Thomas Hellmann
Origin: Germany. Developed in the late 1960's and 1970's in Germany by crossing together Kazan Trjasun, Rostovs, Berliners, Volgas, Siberian Highfliers and others, primarily from Russian tumbler breeds.
General Impression: Hardly medium sized body and beak, rounded head. Shaking neck, wings carried below the wide tail, groused feet; vivid and elegant.
Head: Plain, rounded. Frontal as high and wide as possible.
Eyes: Pearl colored. Whites have bull eyes. Eye ceres of fine texture, light in texture.
Beak: Nearly of medium length; possibly short and thick. Downset in an obtuse angle, light in color. Blacks may have a small stain.
Neck: Wide at the bottom, tapering towards the head, bent backwards, shaking when the bird is in action.
Breast: Wide and full, well rounded, carried prominent and uplifted.
Back: Wide, short and hollow.
Wings: Carried below the tail, touching the ground, short.
Tail: Possibly short and wide, not vaulted, carried uplifted when the bird is in action. Normally more than 12 tail feathers, no oil gland. Lower back and rump aspired to be vaulted.
Legs: Very short, groused, but not muffed.
Plumage: Wide, soft, not too long.
Colors: All colors clear and intense. The dom. reds and yellows with light flights and tails if not white like in the marked varieties. White on monk marked are: 5 to 10 white primary flights, back, tail, belly and the groused feet. Blacks have either a colored or white tail., The groused feet of the flighted birds are white. Do not stress too much color and markings.
Grave Faults: Crude body. Very long plumage. Lack shaking neck. Clean feet. Long legs. Flights carried constantly on the tail. Heavily arched tail. Flat top skull. Too long or too thin of beak.
Judging Order: General Impression - Shape of body and carriage -
Neck - Shape of head and beak - grousing - eye color - color and markings.
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