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Breeds of chickens: Dwarf Sundheimer

Breeds of chickens: Dwarf Sundheimer

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Country of origin: Germany. Shell color: brownish, sometimes flecked.

Morphological characteristics

Medium-sized dwarf chicken, not too tall, fine bone structure. slightly feathered tarsi.
Unique coloration: White Columbia Black.
Medium weight:
- Gauls 1.2 kg
- Hens 1.0 kg

Sundheimer dwarf breed (photo www.jugendseite-westfalen.de)

Breed standard - FIAV

I - GENERALITIES

Origin
Germany.

Egg
Minimum weight: g. 45
Shell color: brownish, sometimes flecked.

Ring
Rooster: 15
Hen: 13

II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
General appearance and characteristics of the breed
Medium-sized dwarf chicken, not too tall, fine bone structure. slightly feathered tarsi.

III - STANDARD
1- FORM
Trunk: good length, full, wide, deep and well rounded; narrows a little towards the back; almost horizontal habit.
Head: medium length, elongated and wide.
Beak: strong; light horn color.
Eyes: red-orange to red iris.
Crest: simple, small; 4-6 teeth; the lobe follows the line of the nape without leaning on it.
Bargigli: short and rounded.
Face: red and with some small white feathers.
Mumps: elongated, fine and well fitting; red.
Neck: wide at the base; medium length; medium-developed cape.
Shoulders: wide, not very prominent and well rounded.
Back: wide, medium length and flat. Croup rising slightly towards the tail; abundant medium length lanceolate. In the hen the back comes back a little more than in the rooster.
Ali: carried fairly high, a little rounded on the pommel; well evenings to the body.
Tail: of just medium length; with sickle-shaped not too long; little detected.
Chest: wide and prominent.
Legs: slightly medium long legs; mighty, fully feathered; little, but visibly positioned wide. Tarsi of just medium length, carried wide; slightly feathered on the external side; flesh-colored. Medium length fingers, well spread; slightly feathered outer finger.
Belly: full, wide and collected.

2 - WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 1,2
HEN: Kg. 1,0

Serious defects:
Narrow trunk; concave spine line; flat chest; angular shoulders; habit too detected, too low or too narrow; long neck; long tail; too little plumage of the tarsi; too feathered fingers and plumage on the middle finger; vulture hocks; white traces in the mumps.

3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: broad, thick, well-tightened to the body.

IV - COLORS

BIANCA COLUMBIA BLACK
GALLO and GALLINA
Almost identical design in both sexes. Pure silver white head. Cape with large black flames with green reflections and silver white external edging. The design of the front closure of the cape does not matter.
The feathers on the upper part of the back, under the cape, have an irregular black drop pattern. Croup of the rooster as much as possible without black flames, but a hint of design is tolerated when the cape is particularly dark. Croup of the hen always pure white. Pure black cock's tail with bright green highlights. White edging tolerated in the large sickle-shaped cocks. Small sickle-shaped cocks and tail coverts in the hen edged in white. Primary remiges with black dominance with white external border. Secondary remiges with black internal beards and white external beards, so that the triangle of the wing will be white. Remnant of pure white plumage. White down to silver-gray down jacket.
Serious faults: flames breaking through; presence of soot in the cape; floury traces visible from the outside, especially in the tail of young roosters; entirely white tail feathers; black traces in the plumage of the coat; yellow highlights.


Video: E26 Sundheimer Hühner im Rasseportrait - HAPPY HUHN - Deutschlands ältestes Zwiehuhn, Hühnerzucht (October 2021).