TheKomorner Tumbler Standard


MAGPIE MARKED
CREST (15 pts.): Shell broad and full, setting high on the crown and reaching from ear to ear, fully feathered without breaks, even on top. Rosettes to be in proportion and as large as possible. Faults: Crest riding too low on the neck. Uneven or lopsided crest. Unbalanced rosettes that are not of corresponding size, shape and position. Lack of fullness of feathers or mane between rosettes. Any noticeable trimming of the crest, without searching for it, will be a disqualification.
HEAD (10 pts.): As large as possible proportionate to the size of body, rising with a full round sweep from beak wattle to top of skull Frontal broad and well filled in. Faults: Having a lumpy or wavy look, flat on the top, when viewed from the front, having a narrow or pinched look. Having any noticeable trimming of feathers will be a disqualification.
BEAK (5 pts.): Flesh color, close fitting mandibles. beak short rather than long, wattle small, close fitting and fine in texture. The beak should be compatible with the desired fullness of the face. The beak should be stout rather than thin. Faults: The beak giving a short faced (owl face) appearance or being long and thin. A dark or stained beak will be a disqualification.
EYE AND EYE CERE (5 pts.): Eyes shall be bull and have a bright and healthy appearance. Eye cere to be red or orange color, shall be small and threadlike, and of fine texture, surrounding feathers to lie close to the cere. The red or orange cere will be placed over the pale or white eye cere if the birds are of equal quality. Faults: Large gaudy eye ceres are not desirable. Any cracked or pearl eye shall be a disqualification.
COLOR (15 pts.): Rich, sound and lustrous throughout and of even shade. See color page for different colors. Faults: Any faded coloring, especially in the tail. Shall not have any off-colored or smutty feathers. Any color that is dull and show no luster shall be faulted.
MARKINGS (20 pts.): Marked like the wild Magpie with a white head, coloring to start at the base of the crest and crest feathers to be colored. Under the beak there should be a small white chuck or beard. The coloring of the neck should reach up and touch the bottom of the eye. The line of demarcation starting at the front of the eye and not farther back than the middle of the eye, showing a perfect three quarter circle under the beak. The rump and wings should be white. An even white band around the body separates the colored tail. The breast should be colored down almost to the legs. Faults: Having any color between the crest and the white cap of the head. White going farther back than half way under the eye, uneven line of demarcation between colored areas and white areas. Any white feathers in colored areas and colored feathers in white areas.
STATION (10 pts.): The Komorner should carry itself in an upright, bold and jaunty manner. The Komorner should be sprightly in manner with peppy, active personality. When on show, should give the viewer a zestful impression of a bird with vigor and enthusiasm. Should stand on toes in a perky fashion. Faults: Hovering or crouching in a corner while being judged. When taken in hand, should not be unduly frightened or struggle to be released.
BODY (10 pts.): Stout, short and wedge--shaped. Breast broad, deep and well rounded. The general appearance is one of cobbiness. To the feel, body should suggest good muscular tone and firmness. Faults: The Komorner should not be too fat and feel soft in the hand or be too light due to sickness or other reasons.
NECK (2 pts.): Broad at base, of medium length, and tapered at throat. Should be fairly stout at the shoulders. Viewed from the side, it should arch slightly. It should curve into the back in a graceful line showing no breaks in the crest. The mane of the crest should extend gradually down the back of the neck to the point where it joins the body. Faults: The neck should not have a long appearance and when showing should not be stretched out in a nervous manner.
WINGS AND TAIL (5 pts.): Flight feathers closely set, broad in web and carried so that the tops almost meet over and about Y`" from the end of the tail. Tail should be short, closely folded and slightly tapered. Tail should be tightly packed and ending in not over 1 1/2 to 2 feathers width. Wing butts should blend in smoothly with the body. Faults: Missing tail or flight feathers. Drooping wings that the bird will not pick up with a little encouragement from the judge. Wing feathers throwing up fins across the back.
LEGS AND FEET (3 pts.): Legs strong and straight set. Medium to short in length, set well apart, free of feathers. Feet and legs should be bright red in color. The Komorner should stand very straight on legs and lift feet high when walking. Faults: Crouching when being judged. Pale color indicating poor health. Having feathers or grousing on legs. Crooked toes or long and unsightly toe nails.
CONDITION (10 pts.): Not to affect the original 100 points. The Komorner should be in good feather, should be tight of feather, having lots of luster, being very peppy and proud, strong and healthy. Giving you the idea that he is proud to be a Komorner Tumbler, has a nice home and is well cared for. Acting like he enjoys having people look at him and knows that he is a rare beauty. Faults: Lifelessness. Excessive trimming will be a disqualification.

SELF COLORED
CREST (20 pts.): Shell broad and full, setting high on the crown and reaching from ear to ear, full feathered without breaks, uneven top. Rosettes to be in proportion and as large as possible. Faults: Crest riding too low on the neck. Uneven or lopsided crest. Unbalanced rosettes that are not corresponding in size, shape and position. Lack of fullness of feathers or mane between rosettes. Any noticeable trimming of the crest, without searching for it, will be a disqualification.
HEAD (10 pts.): As large as possible proportionate to size of body, rising with a full round sweep from beak wattle to top of skull. Frontal broad and well filled in. Faults: Having a lumpy or wavy look. Having any noticeable trimming of feathers will be a disqualification.
BEAK (5 pts.): Beak short rather than long, close fitting mandibles, wattle small, close fitting and fine in texture. The beak should be compatible with the desired fullness of the face, stout rather than thin. Color of the beak should be of an even shade compatible with the color of the bird with flesh color being preferred on all serfs. Faults: The beak giving a short faced (owl face) appearance or being long and thin. The flesh colored beak shall be placed over the horn or black beaked bird when all other factors are equal. A stained beak is a disqualification.
EYE AND EYE CERE (10 pts.): The eyes shall be pearl, almost white. The cere to be red or orange color, shall be threadlike and of fine texture, with surrounding feathers to lie close to cere. All factors being equal, the red or orange cere shall be placed over the pale cere. Faults: Any color in the eye shall be a fault, with orange or bull eyes being a disqualification, (except whites, where the eye is either color, pearl or bull, as long as they are the same on the individual bird, shown in their respective classes).
COLOR (20 pts.): Rich, sound and lustrous throughout and of even shade. See color page for different colors. Faults: Any faded coloring, especially in the tail. Shall not have any off--colored smutty feathers. Any color that is dull and shows no luster is undesirable.
STATION (10 pts.): The Komorner should carry itself in an upright, bold and jaunty manner. The Komomer should be sprightly in manner with a peppy, active personality. When on show, should give the viewer a zestful impression of a bird with vigor an enthusiasm. Should stand on toes in a perky fashion. Faults: Hovering or crouching in a corner while being judged. When taken in hand should not be unduly frightened or struggle to be released.
BODY (10 pts.): Stout, short, and wedge--shaped. Breast broad, deep and well-rounded. The general appearance is one of cobbiness. to the feel, body should suggest good muscular tone and firmness. Faults: The Komorner should not be too fat and feel soft in the hand or be too light due to sickness of other reasons.
NECK (2 pts.): Broad at base, of medium length, and tapered at throat. Should be fairly stout at the shoulders. Viewed from the side, it should arch slightly. It should curve into the back in a graceful line showing no breaks in the crest. The mane of the crest should extend gradually down the back of the neck to the point where it joins the body. Faults: The neck should not have a long appearance and when showing should not be stretched out in a nervous manner.
WINGS AND TAIL (5 pts.): Flight feathers closely set, broad in web and carried so that the tops almost meet over and about Y." from the end of the tail. Tail should be short, closely folded and slightly tapered. Tail should be tightly packed and ending in not over 1 1/2 to 2 feathers' width. Wing butts should blend in smoothly with the body. Faults: Missing tail or flight feathers. Drooping wings that the bird will not pick up with a little encouragement from the judge. Wing feathers throwing up fins across the back.
LEGS AND FEET (3 pts.): Legs strong and straight set. Medium to short in length, set well apart, free of feathers. Feet and legs should be bright red in color. The Komorner should stand very straight on legs and lift feet high when walking. Faults: Crouching when being judged. Pale color indicating poor health. Having feathers or grousing on legs. Crooked toes or long and unsightly toe nails. All toe nails should match color of the beak.
CONDITION (10 pts.): Not to affect the original 100 points. The Komorner should be in good feather, should tight of feather having lost of luster, being very peppy and proud, strong and healthy. Giving you the idea that he is proud to be a Komorner, has a nice home and is well cared for. Acting like he enjoys having people look at him and knows that he is a rare beauty. Faults: Having loose or ruffled feathers. Out of condition due to sickness or other reasons. Lifelessness. Excessive trimming will be a disqualification.

RECOGNIZED COLORS
Red - A dark, rich shade throughout. Faults: Smut in rump or any section. Any suggestion of a bar on tail. Blue in tail or fluff.
Yellow - A rich golden orange throughout. Faults: Too light or uneven color. Any sign of smut or gray in tail or fluff.
Black - A deep rich coal black with a purple and green luster throughout especially in the neck. Faults: Any sign of smoke or gray in color or any unevenness of color.
Dun - Dark rich even shade with a purple and green luster in the neck. Faults: Any sign of bar, checkering or unevenness of color.
Barred Blue - Crest should be a rich even shade of bluish gray. The neck feathers should be a bit darker with feathers reflecting the iridescent colors of green and purple. The back to be a clear light shade free of readiness, the tail to be the same color as the head with a blue-black bar about Y." inch from the tip of the tail. On serfs where the wings are folded you should see two (2) black bars clearly on each wing, straight edged (not ragged). Faults: Any ticking on clear blue or sign of a third bar on selfs.
Barred Silver - The silver to follow the same general coloration of the blue but replaced with a light powdery fawn or brownish silver. Tail bar to be a silver dun. On selfs should be the same as blues, but with a deep dun bar. Faults: same as blues.
Meally - The crest and wing should be clear lavender-gray shading to a rich claret on the neck, the tail to be of even lavender-gray with as little black flecking as possible. No bar on tail. On serfs, where the wings are folded, you should see two (2) deep claret bars clearly on each wing, straight edged. Faults: Any ticking on clear blue or sign of a third bar on selfs.
Cream - The crest and wing to be a clear, very pale soft lavender-gray to a golden cream on the neck. Tail to march head and back. No bar on tail. Selfs should be the same as Mealys but with rich yellow bars. Faults: Same as Mealys. Barless Blue (Lavender) - The tearless blue shall be of a uniform lavender-gray throughout, with as little flecking as possible throughout the colored parts of the body. No bar on tail. Faults: Any red or claret in the neck hackle.
Barless Blue (Self) - Same as barred blue, except wing bars are missing. Faults: Same as barred blue.
Barless Silver (Faded) - Uniform light silver tint, not creamy, with a light green sheen in the neck, with as little flecking as possible throughout the colored part of the body. Faults: Same a Barless Blue.
Barless Silver (Self) - Same as barred silver, except wing bars are missing. Faults: Same as barred silver.
Bronze - A deep purplish shade throughout with a deep purple luster around the neck. Tail to match head and back as near as possible. No bar on tail. No bar on wings of serfs. Faults: Any black flecking in tail or sign of bar on wings of serfs.
White Self - All feathers shall be pure white throughout both exterior and under coat. The quill and all parts shall be white to the skin. Faults: Any color other than snow white throughout the feathering.
Grizzle - There are as many colors of grizzle as there are serfs. All wing feathers and tail must be of uniform with a salt and pepper effect superimposed upon the body, shoulder, neck and head. A uniform grizzling is desired. Faults: Too much white on head and neck. White flights or white tail or fluff.
Brown - An even shade throughout, the shade of chocolate or cocoa. It is about midway between dun and silver, but possesses a chocolate or cocoa tinge not occurring in either of those two colors. The deeper and more intense color is preferred. Faults: T-pattern, checkers, uneven color.
Khaki - A very light khaki, very pale having a somewhat yellowish tinge. Should be even throughout. Faults: T-pattern, checkers, uneven color.
Almond - The ground color to be deep, rich, sound yellow. Rump and thighs the same color as shoulders, evenly spangled with black. The flights and tail feathers should show three distinct colors: yellow, black and white which should be in patches and clearly defined. Beak should be flesh colored.
Checker - Light and dark pigments evenly divided, giving a checker board effect. Color to be the same as barred counter parts. Checkers are recognized in the following colors: blue, silver, mealy (ash red check), cream (yellow check), brown, khaki. Not dun, which is the dilute of black and a spread factor. Faults: T--pattern, velvet check, or light check.
A.O.C. - The A.O.C. both Magpie or Self shall not be bad colored birds of any recognized colors, but shall be colors already established in other breeds of pigeons, new to the Komorner recognized standard of colors, of any new color pleasing to the eye. Splash colors not permitted. Faults: Any fading of color in any part of the colored body.