Felegyhazer Tumbler

Place of origin

The city of Kiskunfélegyháza in Southern, Hungary.

General Impression

Hardly medium to small sized body. Vivid and lively shell crested tumbler.
At the breast broad and well rounded toward the back narrower with the rump virtually horizontal.
Length from the crop to the end of the tail 23 - 26 cm.
Height from the ground to the top of the head 17 - 19 cm.

Head

Compared to the body large and wide. The head of the cock is larger then from the hens clearly expressing the sexual diformism. The front-head is steep and high and the line continues well rounded without any break to the back of the head and neck.

Eyes

The eye color of the magpies and the self-whites is dark brown (bull eye). The self blacks, reds and yellows have a pearl eye. The ceres are narrow, two rowed, smooth and parchment colored.

Beak

Rather strong, tapering, closed, slightly sloping downwards, horn colored. The length from the beak angle to the end of the beak is 12 - 14 mm. Between the line of the slightly curved upper beak and the line of the forehead there is a small angle. The wattles are small, refined and white powdered.

Neck

Short, plump, and carried vertically, the front rounded, from the crop to the throat upwards only little narrowing.

Breast

Wide, strongly built, hardly lifted. 9 - 10 cm wide.

Back

Short, in the shoulders wide, at the tail end narrow and slightly sloping towards the tail side.

Wings

Muscular and carried close to the body. The wing butt covered by the breast feathers. The tip of the closed wing (primaries) rests on top of rectrices (main tail feathers). The tips of the primaries in rest should just not reach the end of the rectrices.

Tail

Relatively short, narrow, closed, following the line of the back and slightly sloping downwards. The main tail feathers should be carried closed together and the end of the tail should not touch the floor. Number of tail feathers 12.

Legs & Feet

Legs short and far apart. Shanks and toes without feathers. The feathers of the leg above the hock are extended to cover the flanks and belly. The color of the toenails should be the same as the beak.

Plumage

Amply feathered closely adjacent to the body with rich colour. The shell crest is richly feathered and white in the front. It is placed at the back of the head and bridges the head in a half circle extending downwards to the neck with a short chain at both sides of the neck. It ends in a small but clear rose. The feathers on top of the head run smoothly into the upright part of the crests. The crest lining feathers at the back of the neck form a loose mane.

Color

Magpie: black, red, yellow and blue.
Selfs: black, red, yellow and white.
For all colors the entire body plumage must be evenly spread, deep and shiny. In the blue color a difference in shade is permitted in the neck and on the breast and the end of the main tail feathers carries a dark bar.

Markings

The basic color of the magpies is white. The head, except for the spot on the front of the head, the lining at the front of the crest and the front side of the chain, the neck until the middle of the crop, are white. Also white are the breast below the crop and the whole legs. White are the belly, the flanks, the back region, the rump, and the wings except for the heart. Colored are the spot on the front of the head which starts at the beak angle and goes upward along the eyes but does not touch the eye ceres, on the top of the head it ends a curve. The back of the crest and the chain at the back side, the back of the neck and the heart. Also colored are the plumage from the crop to the middle of the breast, the tail and the tail coverts.