Lille Pouter

ORIGIN: Northern France; a variety of French Pouter bred mainly in Lille.

OVERALL IMPRESSION:  Smaller than the French Pouter, slim and elegant. The globe is egg-shaped; very upright station.


HEAD: High forehead; relatively large; plain headed.

EYES: Bull in whites, orange in all others; eye cere yellowish.

BEAK: Thin, rather long, not visible with an inflated globe; the beak color corresponds to the feather color; wattle undeveloped.

NECK: Long, with a voluminous, but not overdone globe;  somewhat developed back globe; the globe extends to the keel.

BREAST: Narrow, straight at the front and very long; the keel protrudes somewhat.

BACK: Flat, slightly hollow.

WINGS: High set; held tight against the body; long, with the tips crossing at the tail.

TAIL: Medium long; forms a sloping line with the back; not too wide.

LEGS: Long and fine; thighs must protrude and be distinctly separate from the body; feet are narrowly placed; the bird should station on the front toes with the back toes not touching the ground.

FEATHERING:  Tight feathered; thighs lightly feathered.

COLOR CLASSES: Black, blue, red, yellow, and white.

COLOR AND MARKINGS: Selfs,  white barred, and tigered in: Black, blue, red, and yellow.  Tigered to have a colored tail and flights. white barred to have narrow, long, and distinct bars without rust. all colors to be rich and lustrous.

SERIOUS FAULTS: Too plump body; lack of performance; wide leg placement; feathering on the toes; faulty globing; too short neck; lop-sided globe; poor color or markings.

Overall impression - Form and bearing - Station and thigh form - Head - Color and markings

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