You can see the pouter/cropper family trait here again--the neck blown up
into a large balloon. But there are a more than a few differences between
the Voorburg Cropper and the Pomeranian Pouter. The two most noticeable are
the markings and the feathering on the feet. This pouter variety originated
in the Pomerania section of Germany. It is a direct descendant of the Dutch
Cropper and was developed by breeders who favored longer legged pouters with
an upright carriage. One of the specialty clubs promoting these breeds is
on the web..
This old hen, number 113,was bred by Joe Oldja.
There is more information about Pouters/Croppers in the Cote's Highlight page.
J There is another difference between the shows in the states and those in Europe. Most often the birds compete against each other within their class. The bird that best represents its breed is placed first, the next one second, and so on. In Europe and with a few clubs in the States, the birds are not measured against each other, but rather against the standard. The birds are rated from perfect examples to the lowest ratings. It is possible, then, to have several tied for first, second, third, etc