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Standard for Field Color Pigeon
A current American standard written by Gary Romig and based upon various other German standards for Color Pigeons

Red Spangle Field Color Pigeon

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Considered to be the ancient ancestor to many other color pigeon breeds it was developed in Saxony and Thuringia.
General Appearance:
Strong, refined field pigeon form, low standing and clean legged.
Race Characteristics:
Oblong smooth with forehead somewhat curved. Plain headed, rarely shell crested.
Orange colored, (exception on true browns are to have false pearl eye color). Eye cere narrow and dark colored in blues, blacks and andalusians. Light grey in opals and browns. Flesh colored in reds, yellows and isabels.
Slim, medium to long. Black colored in blacks. Darkly colored in blues, andalusian and opals. Light flesh colored in reds, yellows and isabels
Medium long, full at the shoulders, throat well cut out.
Broad and deep, well rounded. Carried somewhat forward.
Long , broad at the shoulders, slightly receding downward.
Long, well closed and covering the back.
Long, well closed. slightly sloping down.
Short, standing low. Clean legged
Well developed lying close and smooth.
Black, blue, silver, andalusion, opal, red, yellow or true browns which are now being allowed. All with white bars or white checks (spangled).
Color and Design:
Blacks, reds and yellows to be glossy and rich as possible; blues and silvers with light even color on wing shield and underparts; darker blue on the neck with glossy green shine. Barred have pure white bars; long, narrow, even and well separated; blues and silvers white bars show a thin dark edge. Spangle patterns are triangular pure white shapes with a very even distribution over the entire wing shield. Blue and silver spangles have a thin dark edge defining the white triangle shapes. Black Spangles with or without finch markings (white pearls on the tip of flights). Opal blue is even and light blue without gradation, only the neck is with matt green gloss. Opal flights and tail are even light blue with the tail bar brighter. White bars or spangles on opals should be without dark edging but feint gray edging is permitted. Isabel color is to be even and light as possible but still allow the white bars to stand out. Opal and isabel female pigeons are somewhat darker than the male pigeons. Andalusian Field Color Pigeons are rich dark blue gray... the darker the better. Neck color on Andalusians should be darker and very glossy with lots of green shine. Some lacing should appear on the wing shield from the darker ends of the feathers, the flights and tail are slightly lighter in tone than the rest of the bird. Andalusians to have white bars as in the other colors. True browns should be with spread factor and evenly colored thoughout with a rich deep coffee color, and clear white bars or spangles.
Bad Faults:
Weak body, drooping attitude, dull, uneven or bluish colors on the blacks, red or yellows, overly bright, dark or cloudy blues, any grizzling on the head, violet neck, or copper/ocher colored chest, dark beaks on reds or yellows, too short or too broad, rusty or peppered bars, rusty, peppered or poorly patterned white checks (spangles), white showing on the back or base of neck or white moon showing on front of breast, visible white grizzle in flights, tail, or wedge, white or missing tail feathers. Blues and silvers too bright or white rump, bright or whiteish belly or wedge color. Opal or isabel to dark or cloudy color.
Order of Evaluation:
General impression - body type - color - bars or spangles - eye and beak color - legs
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