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" with a corresponding weight of 22 to 30
Head (1 pt.): Smooth, long and rounded.
Beak (2 pts.): Proportional, long and
strong. Flesh colored in Whites, Yellows, Creams and Tail Marked birds,
all other have dark beaks.
Eyes (2 pts.): Bull in White and
predominantly White birds, all other to have Orange eyes.
Neck/Globe (20 pts.): The neck should
be long and forceful with a slight curve which enables good action. The
globe should be powerfully blown and in proportion to the bird's size.
The globe should show a slight break where it comes into the body. The
head and beak should rest comfortably on top of the globe. The globe
should not be carried in a lop-sided manner.
Legs (15 pts.): Long and strong but not
stilted. They should be approximately 11/2 to 2" apart.
Muffs (20 pts.): The muffs should be
large, well rounded, profusely feathered and multi-layered. The feathers
should be wide and thickly quilled. The hock feathers should blend into
the back of the muffs and add to the full, rounded appearance of the
muffs. The muffs should be symmetrical and 4 to 8" long.
Body Type/Station (20 pts.): The body
should be broad and massive. The waist should be long showing a well
defined keel. The back should be broad with a slight hollow by the
shoulders. The wings should be long and tightly held against the body.
The flights should be neatly folded and show no signs of sails. The
flights should stop at a point just before the end of the tail and they
should never touch or cross. The Pomeranian should walk with an upright
carriage and the angle of its station should be 60 to 80 degrees.
Color (10 pts.): Pomeranian Pouters
come in a wide assortment of colors. The colors are to be rich, clean
and lustrous. The colors are: Red, Yellow, Black, Blue, Silver, Brown,
Khaki, various Checks and White Self.
Markings (10 pts.): Pomeranians come in
a wide variety of markings. The Pied varieties are colored with white
markings as follows: half moon placed in the middle of the crop with
both ends of the same size and length ending approximately 1/2" from the
eyes. The flights, belly, legs and muffs are to be white. All color
stops to be clean and distinct. Self varieties to be colored with no
white plumage. Tail-marked to be pure white with a colored tail. There
are 2 classes for Splashes: Light and Dark. The Light Splashes are to
have a white ground cover with color splashing and pure white muffs,
flights and tail. The Dark Splashes are just the opposite, with a dark
ground cover and white splashing and solid colored boots, flights and
tail. Tigered or Mottle varieties have solid colored flights, muffs and
tail but the effect on the body is one of having every other feather
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 (one 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.