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Standard for Saxon Moon Pigeon
Translated from 1954 German standard by H. P. Macklin and updated to recent German standard


Yellow Saxon Moon Pigeon

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Origin:
Saxony and Silesia
General Appearance:
Strong refined field pigeon shape with muffs.
Race Characheristics:
 
Head:
Slightly oblong; smooth or with a broad shell crest finishing with rosettes on both sides of the head.
Eyes:
Dark or orange. Eye cere flesh colored on yellows, dark flesh on reds.
Beak:
Medium long, flesh colored on yellows, light horn color on reds.
Neck:
Medium long, throat well cut out.
Chest:
Broad and rounded.
Back:
Broad at the shoulders, gently dropping down towards the tail.
Wing:
Rather long, well closed.
Tail:
Long, well closed.
Legs, Feet:
Low position with long and well curved muff feathers and well developed hock feathers.
Feather:
Well developed, lying close.
 
Colors:
Brown (ash red) and yellow.
 
Color and Design:
Basic color is light ivory, rich red or yellow on the moon design and bars. Moon is twice as wide as deep, without gaps, should end sharply and not into the back of the neck. Bars are continuous across the wing, even, narrow and well separated. Weak markings on the interior of the flight feathers and lower surface of tail feathers are permitted.
 
Bad Faults:
Weak body, drooping attitude, station to high, muffs too short or incomplete, narrow or inclined crest, uneven, too dark or bluish basic color, too short or light colored bars, showing a 3rd bar, moon with gaps or weak color, much dark pigment showing in back of neck.
 
Order of Evaluation:
General impression - body form - basic color - color and form of moon and bars - muffs - eye and beak color.
 
Band Size:
11