Breed Standereds

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Lofty Dreams, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Lofty Dreams

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    From the National Pigeon Assn.
    Book of Pigeon Standereds
    Revised 1985

    Short Faced Helmet
    • Generally need feeders because of their short beak

    Short Faced Helmet Standard

    Type
    • Evenly balanced in proportion
    • It should have a peppy, active personality with vigor and enthusiasum
    • Should stand on its toes
    • Gives expression

    Feathers
    • The entire bird should be sheltered in a firm smooth, tight fitting coat of feathers
    • There should be no looseness or protrusion of feathers on the rump or on the hock
    • Feathers should be sound and strong in quill showing health

    Head
    • Medium in size
    • Broad frontal
    • Well defined curve from wattle to the base of the crests
    • Want their to be more front skull then back skull
    • The face should develop right behind the wattle
    • Don't want
    o A pinched face
    o A narrow face
    Crest
    • Shell shaped and prominent
    • Stand above the head
    • Should be thick and full but not hugging the skull
    • Have symmetrical rosettes
    • Crest should blend into the mane
    • Well defined curve from wattle to the base of the crests
    • Want their to be more front skull then back skull
    • The face should develop right behind the wattle

    Eyes
    • Bright pearl
    • Well defined pupil
    • Centered in the skull

    Cere
    • Neat and fine
    • Inconspicious

    Beak
    • Length varies
    • Sufficient Substance to avoid looking like it was pinched
    • Slightly stout appearance
    • Clear or horn beak
    • Reds should have flesh colored beaks and blacks flesh to a light horn color
    • The center of the beak should pass right through the eyes

    Wattles [part of the beak]
    • Blend in
    • Form a smooth connection with the beak
    • Powdered white

    Neck
    • Medium length short rather then long
    • Stout at the shoulders
    • Tapering gradually to the head in curves until it reaches the mane witch should also be smooth

    Body
    • Medium sized
    • Graceful
    • Well proportioned
    • Short rather then long
    • Tapering in a wedge like manner to a thin tail
    • Crop to blend into the chest in a graceful curve
    • Should show muscular firmness

    Wings
    • Tightly folded against the body
    • The upper portion of the wing should be covered in feathers
    • The wings folded neatly over the tail extending well towards the end

    Tail
    • Should be neat, narrow and straight
    • 12 feathers
    • Ending in not over 1 1/2" feather width
    • Tightly packed

    Legs
    • Red and smooth
    • Short rather then long
    • Don't want birds with grouse legs or ducky legged birds

    Feet
    • Red and smooth
    • Flesh colored toe nails
    • Lift feet high when walking

    Markings
    Color
    • The color of the head and the tail should be the same and bright
    • Color classes are listed below

    Head markings
    • Color line to go around head in a level unbroken line

    Head
    • Color should run right below the eye to the crest.

    Tail
    • Same color as the head to the vent in a perpendicular line
    Color Descriptions

    Black
    • Coal black green sheen
    • The black should extent into the under feathers

    Dun
    • Rich shade of steel gray
    • The dun should extent into the under feathers and have a even shade

    Blue
    • Rich shade of blue-gray[silvery in appearance]
    • Black barred tail
    Silver
    • Shade of rich light gray
    • Dun barred tail

    Red
    • Even shade of chestnut red
    • The red should extent into the under feathers

    Yellow
    • Deep even buff gold color
    • The yellow should extent into the under feathers
    Mealy
    • Clear lavender gray
    • Tail bar is usually not apparent
    Cream
    • Cream-gray
    • Tail bar is usually not apparent
    A.O.C
    • Brown
    • Khaki
    • Indigo
    • Almond
    • Etc.
     
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  2. Lofty Dreams

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    From the National Pigeon Assn.
    Book of Pigeon Standereds
    Revised 1985

    Birmingham Roller
    • Neat looking
    • Medium size larger then a dove
    • Developed in Birmingham, England from Russian Crack Tumblers and oriental rollers who both tumble
    • Breed for their backwards somersaults
    • When breeding for performance color doesn't mater
    • Some will roll when they are 4-8 months old but some might not roll.
    • Fly them in kits of 11 or 20 but you probably will want more in case of rolldowns who don't stop to pull up in time and predators
    • When flying remove pigeons who don't roll

    Birmingham Roller Standard

    Size
    • Medium to Small
    • Short rather then long
    • Short legs and neck
    • Weights in flying condition
    Cock 11 ounces
    Hen 9 ounces
    • Length from the nape of the neck to the tip of the tail
    Cock 8 1/2"
    Hen 8"
    Posture and Proportion
    • Need to be between horizontal or erect
    • Tail should drop downward at 5-10 degrees and be approximately off the floor by 1"
    • Cocks should show masculinity
    • Hens should show feminity
    • Unknown sex of a bird remove
    • Remove
    o Weak headed
    o Spindle necked
    o To long a tail
    o To high in the legs
    o Knocked-Kneed
    o To large or to small

    Head
    • Don't want
    o Round like a ball
    o Conspicuously flat
    o A perfect Oval
    o Crested
    • Viewed from the side you should start with the curvature of the head with a definite break at the base of the beak continue upwards rather abruptly until it reaches a high point just in front of the eye. Then for a short distance the curve should stimulate a straight line continue backwards and slightly downwards merging into the back neckline without any short or sudden breaks to mar its continuity. There should be more back skull then front skull and the top skull shouldn't be lacking.
    • Viewed from the front the face should start to develop right behind the wattle and there should be width across the eyes appearing slightly arched instead of flat of angular. Too Narow or flat a face should be avoided.

    Eyes
    • All colors are acceptable including
    o Pearl [not the same type of eye of the Budapest and if it is it is not desired]
    o Gravel [preferred]
    o Orange [preferred]
    o Yellow
    o Black
    • Show Specimen should have even colored eyes
    • The eyes should be sent a little towards the front of the skull
    • Pupil should be centered perfectly
    • Ceres small and unnoticeable [ avoid red Ceres]
    • The Eye should be
    o Bright
    o Clear
    o Full of sparkle
    o Denoting health and Energy

    Beak
    • Medium short to medium long
    • Not to long and slender nor to stout but stout enough to avoid a stout appearance
    • Light in beak with a white head
    • Otherwise light horn to dark horn color
    • Preferably not stained
    • The center of the beak should pass right through the eyes
    • The center of the beak passes below the center of the eye the bird is too straight faced
    • The center of the beak passes above the center of the eye the bird is too down faced

    Wattles [part of the beak]
    • smooth
    • Close Fitting
    • Not too prominent

    Neck
    • Medium length short rather then long
    • Stout at the shoulders
    • Tapering gradually to the head in curves

    Body
    • Medium sized
    • Graceful
    • Well proportioned
    • Short rather then long
    • You don't want to be too shallow or too deep in the keel
    • Keel extending towards the vent bones and showing ample firmness
    • Medium with in front tapering to a little at the rear
    • Crop to blend into the chest in a gracefull curve
    • Straight back

    Wings
    • Tightly curve-folded against the body
    • Appear integal with the body
    • Rest upon the tail with secondaries and coverts overlapping the back
    • Excess tail protrusion indicates
    o Long Cast bird
    o Insignificant wing
    o Or Both
    Rump
    • narrow
    • confirm to general symmetry of the body and tail
    • Straight line with the tail
    • Oil Gland

    Tail
    • 12 strong springy feathers
    • Tightly packed
    • Ending in not over 11/2" feather width
    • Short rather then long
    • 5/8" out of the wings
    • 1" off the floor


    Legs
    • Sturdy and of medium length
    • Short rather then long
    • Don't want
    o Their legs to be like a ducks
    o Groused
    o Long legs
    o Wide-kneed
    o Knock-kneed ... birds
    • Lower leg should extend forward but not straight down
    • A Front View should show parallel legs with a fair distance between them

    Feather and Condition
    General
    • The entire bird should be sheltered in a firm smooth, tight fitting coat of feathers
    • The feathers should show health and maturity
    • There should be no looseness or protrusion of feathers on the rump or on the hock
    • Feathers need to be
    o Strong in quill
    o Nice and springy
    o Ample width
    o Correct length
    • Tapering gradually to the head in curves

    Condition
    • Involves
    o Certain muscular hardness
    o Firm body structure
    o Complete flexibility of all wing joints without any indication of slow reflexes
    o Devoid of lethargy
    o The bird not being to fat
    o A good molt

    Tail Feathers
    • 12 tail feathers
    • ending in not over 1 1/2 feather width
    • feathers need to be able to afford ample reinforcement
    • There should be no split tail or wry trail

    Wing Feathers
    • The position of the primaries and secondaries should describe a convex pattern or at least straight

    Expression
    • Determines poise, stamina and alertness.
    • A likely measure of a birds capability, stability in the air are evaluated by the eyes.
    • The eyes should be pleasingly attractive
    • Intrigue you into admiring it.

    Disqualifications
    1. Cross bred birds
    2. Sick Birds
    3. Wrong sex Entry
    4. Odd-eyed birds
    5. Cracked-eyed birds
     
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  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I have yet to look at the Roller and Helmet Standered
     

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