Too big. Too small. Carriage too low. Too plump in body. Legs set too wide. “A” legged.
Thighs too close. Too close at the hocks. “X” legged. Under size globe. Over blown globe.
Globe not round. Too short in neck. Feathered feet or shanks. Flat head. Broad or hung
flights. Flights not crossed over at the back. Tail fanned, wry or split. Too strong in leg.
Hinged high. Beak dark in
whites, yellows or isabel. Red eye. Cere too light in blacks or
blues. Feather rough in outline.
General Impression: Carriage. Globe. Frontal length. Leg setting. Length of leg. Color and
As adopted by the German Brunner Club 1985 and the British Brunner Club 1992
The Standard for the
Brunner Pouter
1. Carriage: eye over toe. 2. Widest part of globe. 3. Length of neck. 4. Body and neck proportion
(two-thirds). 5. Waist. 6. Breast bone. 7. Leg implant. 8. Thigh. 9. Length of leg. 10. End of toe. 11.
Leg shank. 12. Hock joint. 13. Length behind leg (one third). 14. The vent or wedge. 15. Wing
position, crossed. 16. Back in line with tail. 17. Body depth. 18. Wing shield width. 19. Back crop.
The drawing above was issued by the German Brunner Club.
The smallest and most dainty of the blowing breeds. It’s temperament being very attractive and
it’s manner appealing. It’s characteristic, hop, skip, bustle and drive being a special feature.
The fore part of the bird representing 2/3 of it’s length and the Rump and Tail 1/3. The back
being in a straight line, the globe as round as a ball. All in proportion.
Fine, rather long and slightly arched.
Bull in Whites and Gansel marked. Orange to Yellow in other colors.
Almost imperceptible. Light to dark but never Red.
Medium in length, fine and slender, flesh color in Whites and
Yellows. Horn color in Black and intense colours.
White and smooth.
As long as possible.
High set, cut out well from the body, showing back crop, as round
as a ball, the widest part in the center.
Bone straight and set well forward.
Long and slim.
Long and narrow between the shoulders, sloping and straight with
the tail.
Long and well set, carried well up at the butts, held high on the
rump. Primaries crossed. When in action the wing shields are
carried 1cm to 2cm from the body.
Long and slender, not close at the juncture with the body. When
viewed from the front perfectly straight. The side view showing the
eye above the center toe. Thighs moderately prominent running
almost imperceptibly into the body. Hocks just slightly bent, not
frog jointed. Toes medium to long, slender and unfeathered from
the hock down. Toe nails as beak color. The length of leg being
slightly less than half of the total height of the Brunner.
Clean, silky when in the hand. Lustrous in color. Thighs well
covered and smooth.
White, Red, Yellow, Black. BARS: Blue, Silver, Red (Mealy), Yellow
(Cream), White Bars in Black, Blue, Red, Yellow and Isabel.
Black, Red, Yellow.
Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Silver, Red Bar (Mealy), and Yellow Bar
Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Silver.
The color and sheen should be deep and lustrous with no fading in the back, thighs
or under color. In SILVER and ISABEL the delicate color should not be so light as to
obscure the clean outline of the bar. Tails and flights should be of the same color
as the rest of the Brunner. BLUES with Black bars should preferably be of a lighter
shade. Head and neck with green sheen. BARS in Black, Red, yellow or White
should be narrow and curved. BLUE WHITE BARS, should have a Black edge to the
bar. ALL BARS should be free of bronzing. In dilute bars the ground color is light
but the neck feathers and bar are intense. TIGERS, the flights and tail of these
should be the same color as the ground color. All other parts an equal number of
white and colored feathers. STORK MARKING should have white ground color,
colored tail, flights, breast and head cap. STANDARD PIED should have a colored
base, a white crescent which should not reach the eyes. White lower body and
thighs, 7 to 10 white flights. A few white feathers in the center of the wing shield
known as The Rose. The tail in reds and yellows should be white, in hard colors the
tail is colored. GANSEL MARKED (Magpie), white head and bib to the center in the
globe. White wing shields and flights. Colored tail and under after the vent.
Colored heart marking on the shoulders, white back. Markings must be clear in
definition and of even color.