The Pomeranian Pouter: NPA Standard 1993


ORIGIN: This pouter variety originated in the Pomerania section of Germany. It is a direct descendant of the Dutch Cropper and was developed by the breeder who favored longer legged pouters with an upright carriage.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: The physical attributes of this breed such as the huge but proportioned globe, the massive body, the long, powerful limbs, the huge muffs, and the upright station of 60 to 80 degrees combine to give this breed the look of pure power. The length of the Pomeranian from the tip of the beak to the end of the tail should be 20 to 24 inches with a corresponding weight of 22 to 30 ounces.
BREED CHARACTERISTICS


SERIOUS FAULTS: Rosette or white markings on wing butts; over blowing; lop-sided globe; snip marking on the forehead; bull eyes in all colors but white or predominantly white birds; moon or crescent that meets behind the neck; moon or crescent that isn't half-moon shaped; cracked eyes; white flights on self colored birds; roach or hump back.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: Birds standing on a horizontal plane; extremely short limbs; wry tail ( one that pulls to one side); split tail( that shows a V-shaped break in the middle. This is caused by there not being a retrice for the feather to grow from); birds that are physically deformed; birds that are sick or vermin infested; birds with a weak or small body.