Origin: Southern Romania. Created in the last half
of the 19th Century. The breed
was recognized in Germany in 1975.
General Impression: Medium sized, low stationed, medium
faced, clean legged and
plain headed. A hallmark feature of the breed is the white tail of 12 to 16 retrices.
Head: Nearly square shaped, but with rounded edges.
Wide and steep frontal. Always
Eyes: Pearl colored with a double circled eye cere, which according to color varies from pale to bluish gray.
Beak: Nearly medium length and a bit down faced. Reds
and yellows have a light horn
color beak, otherwise black.
Neck: Of medium length. Slightly bent.
Breast: Wide. A bit prominent.
Back: Long. Sloping.
Wings: Long. Carried on the tail.
Tail: 12 to 16 feathers. A bit loose and forming a descending line with the back and nearly touching the ground. Oil gland is lacking.
Legs: Short to medium (maximum) and free of feathers.
Plumage: Rather long, but still fitting tightly to the body.
Colors: Black, Blue Barred, Red and Yellow.
Colors and Markings: All colors intense and clear.
Shiny. Tail, tail coverts and fluff
white. The rest of the plumage is colored. A bit of white behind and on the inside of
the legs is tolerated.
Grave Faults: Body too weak. High station. Totally
round head. Beak too long. Impure
or dull colors. Colored tail feathers. White belly.
Judging Order: General Impression - Shape and station
of body - head, beak and color
the eyes - markings.
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