Pigeons Breed 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.
Too plump body.
Lack of performance.
Wide leg placement.
Feathering on the toes.
Too short neck.
Poor color or markings.
Areas to be evaluated and rated: Overall impression - Form and bearing - Station and thigh form - Head - Color and markings.