The NPA Grand National:Lancaster 1997
An early breeder and promoter of Hungarians was Harry C. Weber of Hagerstown, MD. He had them as early as early as 1906. A few years later, Mr. Warren Jaquet imported others from Vienna, Austria. These imports included all colors, yellows, blues, duns, blacks, reds, blue checks, and sliver and white bars. Hungarians are a very unusually shaped and marked pigeon. They are rare, and very few of them are seen even in the larger shows.
Marvin Angle bred this old cock, number 2695.
The Thief Pouter's claim to fame is their amorous and persistent character. The judge at the show will hold a hen in his hand and open the cage door. The pouter is supposed to start courting the hen, paying no attention to anything else what so ever. What I find remarkable, is that they in fact do just that. Unfortunately, I do not have any photographs of this breed, but then again, it is not how they look but how they perform that really counts here. You just have to go to one of the larger shows to see it for yourself.