Pigeons Breed Scandaroon
Origin: Asia. Also known as the Nuremberg Bagdad.
Size and Carriage: 42 to 43 cm.; powerful, very elevated and proud bearing.
Head: Long and narrow, without any angle or flatness, arched while the back of the head is well rounded passing into the neck.
Eyes: Large and fiery; dark colored in whites and pieds; all other colors yellow-orange.
Cere: Bright red in color. 12 to 15 mm in diameter.
Beak: Measuring from the tip of the beak to the forehead 40 mm.; long and powerful; upper and lower mandibles of the same thickness; well closed and stumpy at the point; proceeding in its shape to the line of the head, with forehead, skull, and back part of the head forming more than a pure half circle. Among the color types the beak is whitish rose colored. In blues, blue checkered and self colored may have a light horn colored beak.
Wattle: Very level, blending well into the beak, evenly placed on both sides of the beak. Powdered white in color and heart shaped.
Neck: Long and bent, sharply curved. Thin at the shouldere and breast, slightly widening out. The neck; head, and beak to form a regular roundness without showing signs of interruption.
Breast: Broad and strongly extended.
Back: Broad and somewhat arched, running powerfully into the tail.
Tail: Very short, well closed and rounded. Nearly touching the ground. The back and tail should form a 45 degree angle with the ground.
Wings: Medium long, wide underneath, laying loose on the body, frequently with a trembling position. Sloping pointed to the rear, resting well on the tail. Primary flights are short.
Legs: 11 to 12 cm in length. Powerful, featherless, rather submerged in knee joints. Red in color.
Feather: The whole bird is closely feathered, although a greater thickness of feathering is desirable, especially on the shoulders and wings.
Color and Design: Self colored in white, black, red, yellow, blue with bars, and blue checkered. Pied: Bearing the pied design with the exception of the head and front of the neck which are white, white the base of the beak, below the eye, runs a tiny colored spot which is called "whiskers"" when larger in shape and circumference is called beards. These spots are to be of equal shape and size on both sides. The neck design is sharp between the white and colored feathers. The white should not proceed further than the middle of the breast. Existing in all colore with the yellows, red, and blacks usually being the better marked specimens.
Full Colored: These are the pied. The wings are completely colored, with the exception of the wing coverts and a small narrow white edging along the lower side of the wing which extends itself to the primary flights. All colore to be deep and brilliant, right to the end of the tail.
Flat head, submerging between the beak and forehead.
Broad and level heads.
Thin narrow beaks.
Small or weak in build.
Inferior beak coloration.
Absence of one or both "whiskers".
Drooping upper mandible.
Colored upper head.
Striped beak among the pieds.