Pigeons Breed Mookee
Head and Neck (15 pts.):
Head: Rather flat, narrow, and somewhat long.
Skull: Merging with the peak to form a letter "S" when viewed profile; slender width.
Eye: Bull, placed centrally between point of peak and wattle.
Cere: Small as possible, fine textured and according to color of bird.
Neck: Medium length, broad at base, tapering gradually to throat, well arched, with extreme tremulous motion.
Beak and Wattle (10 pts.):
Beak: Straight set, close fitting, length in proportion with the head; line between mandibles if extended to pass iris of eye. Upper mandible white, lower black in blue, black and mealy marked birds. All brown, red, and dilute marked birds to have the lower mandible horn colored.
Wattle: Small, neat, fine in texture, close fitting.
Body (15 pts.):
Slender, wing butts concealed, well rounded breast, small, cocks to weigh 13 to 14 oz., hens 12 to 13 oz.
Carriage (15 pts.):
Sprightly, bold and jaunty. Body carried upright with neck well arched. Bird to walk on toes, not flat footed. Should stand so the backline forms between a 35 and 45 degree angle with the ground.
Peak (5 pts.):
Pointed, with tip of peak higher than head, with length of feather to form chain resulting depth to head and upper part of nose.
Markings (15 pts.):
Head cut, from mouth to top of peak, passing even with bottom of eye cere.
Color (10 pts.):
All colors recognized, marked or solid. Color to be sound, rich and lustrous throughout. In mixed classes marked birds to be given extra considerations for markings, according to quality.
Flights (10 pts.):
Two outer flights to be white except in solid colored birds. (2x2 - 10 pts, 2x1, 3x2 - 8 pts, 1x1, 3x3, 2x4, 2x0 - 6 pts, 3x0, 4x1, 4x3 - 2 pts, all others - 0 pts.)
Tail (3 pts.):
Narrow in width and extended approximately one half inch from the end of the flight feathers when bird is walking. Tail carried about one half inch off ground.
Feet and Legs (2 pts.):
Legs: Medium, braced for action, clean legged.