The class of new breeds and colors at the VDT show in Kassel from
25.-27. January 2019
With 19.600 numbers the 67th German Pigeon Show in Kassel from
25.-27. January 2019 at an unusually late date certainly has
fulfilled the expectations. By far the largest contingent were the
German Modeneser with almost exactly 1,300 numbers. German Beauty
Homers came to 580 entries. The Dutch beauty homers showed their
popularity in Germany in a short time with 336 entries. Kingtauben
were listed 470. Among the color pigeons the Gimpel Pigeons with 222
numbers took the largest space, Arabian Trumpeters were within the
Trumpeter-Pigeons with 273 numbers the greatest group. At the flying
pigeons, 388 Oriental Rollers were the most prominent breed.
In the centre of interest was the awarding of the German
Championships for breeds and/or color classes the choice of
champions for the individual race groups.
From a breeding point of view, the focus is on the group of new
breeds and colors. Announced were 26 collections for viewing and
judgement, of which three were not shown. Giant Homer silver
sprinkles and multi-colored probably because they had already met at
the National in December in Leipzig, the terms for getting accepted
as standard colors.
The beginning made the Brive color heads blue-laced.
Brive Colour Heads blue laced in the presentation for the acceptance
as ‚standard color‘ rated from 90-94 points
Here an endless story seems to go on. Brive blue laced were already
discussed on this homepage in 2004 as presented at the young poultry
show Hannover in the new section
If the memories did not deceive, then they were not recognized then
because falsely was assumed they could be Dominant Opal that in
homozygous state is lethal. In the following years, the recognition
was postponed because color-classes other than black in the
motherland France was not recognized. However, a few years ago, the
green light came out there for recognition. The breed in France is
now officially called Tête colorée de brive and is recognized in the
colors black, blue, red and yellow.
In the previous exhibition season, the recognition failed in
December 2017 in Leipzig, because one of the presented individuals
had a wart on the eye. In the current exhibition and recognition
conditions a plausible reason for rejection in which even a judge
This year, the minimum score for recognition was not reached because
a presented individual is said to have had a flat head. Thus, it was
only 90 points instead of the targeted at least 92. The collection
was thus pressed under the minimum setpoint of 370 points for the
collection of four, something like a controversial penalty in the
Also in the light of this vision and experience, one should
reconsider the exhibition procedure and the requirements for new
colours in general. If the colours fits the colour-class and the
essential standard points are established the acceptance should not
fail because of some minor details. Breeding pigeons should be fun
and not an obstacle course with handicaps.
In the medium term
you will have to come up with other solutions anyway. Italian
Triganino Modeneser e.g. already stood in Kassel in seven
collections for recognition. A few more hundred or more color-classes
are well spread in Italy and France and will gradually emerge here
as well. If these are processed according to the similar procedure
as the Brive blue laced color heads, the breeding committee actually
will have no time for other and more important tasks.
black sprinkle with their white ground and distinct and even
distributed black flecks were very appealing. Shown were also
homozygous Indigo with color spreading factor in that breed for
sighting as ‘homozygous Andalusian'. The color, light silver grey
with more bluish at the face, was very typical.
Giant Homer black sprinkle and homozygous Indigo with the Spread
Netherland Beauty Homers
black tigers got high grades with three times sg (very good) from
four numbers. Hungarian beauty homers yellow checks were
blamed in single individuals for too dark (heavy) checks and too
Netherland Beauty Homer black tiger and Hungarian Beauty Homer ash
Ash yellow barred
Barbs were also only for sighting and not yet for final
judgement. For foreigners it should be added that it is the German
type with longer beak and head shape compared to the English one.
Blue bronze check milky Modena Schietti stood as in the previous
year again for sighting and left again a good impression. An
interesting and attractive color combination!
Barb ash yellow bar and Modena Schietti blue bronze check milky
From the seven collections of the Triganino Modena in the
judgement stage, only the schietti (self) yellows may have reached
the recognition threshold after the note level, the others will be
seen again. Shown were schietti dilute blue sulphur shields,
schietti dun sulphur bars, schietti red and yellow, schietti black
white bars and gazzi brown bronze bars and gazzi black white bars
Triganino Modeneser schietti dilute blue sulphur-shield and schietti
dun sulphur bar
Triganino Modeneser schietti yellow and red
Triganino Modeneser schietti black white bar and gazzi brown bronze
Also the blue Essenbach crested pouters will not have reached the threshold and will have to be shown once again.
Triganino Modeneser gazzi black white bar and Essenbach Pouter
crested blue bar
After all, Danish Tumblers magpies dun came to two sg-notes
from four individuals. It would also be surprising if they had not
met the requirements of the type, because you can get dun-coloured
in the first generation from the mating of the traditional colour
yellow with black. A typical intermediate colour-class. This also
applies to the
dilute blue bar grizzles (silver grizzles), who nevertheless had to
go into the next round next season. It
is rather funny that they, as probably the Danish Tumblers too, have
to appear again since they are derived from mating of standard
colours of the respective breeds and thus not real new creations
like others that were created after outcrossing upon other breeds.
Dänish Tumbler Tümmler magpie dun and Cologne Tumbler dilute blue
(Kalotten) in the sighting in red and black get through their high
standing cap a completely different face than the German
counterpart. Baku Tumblers plain headed in white with black
tail you will probably see again next year.
American Helmet yellow and Bakuer Tumbler plain headed white black
an old German breed, in blue check are not as new as it seems by
being entered in the new breed and colour section. The breed was
already shown in the 1970s from fanciers originating from that
region in more than the recognized standard colours. In the old ring
bounded Book of Standards of that time you can even find as Standard
painting the drawing of a blue check, though not listed under the
standard colors. With three sg and g notes at eight animals, they
may have taken the recognition hurdle.
Breslau Tumbler blue check and standard drawing in the old ring
bounded Book of Standards about 1970
That unfortunately should not apply to the white Serbian
high-flyers, not shown for the first time, but they again did
not That might happen also to the collection of ash red dark check
Arabian Trumpeters though their grading with 2 sg (very good)
and 2 g (good) was not bad.
Serbian Highflier white and Arabian Trumpeter dominant red dark