The Saxon Pouter is a medium sized, muffed pouter with upright stance
and gorgeous color. Originating in the German state of Saxony the color
most often associated with the Saxon is Isabel, which is a light creamy
yellow with white bars. The color is to be uniform over the entire body.
The only white allowed on Saxons is white barring. White flights or white
in the foot feathering is considered a serious fault. Additional colors
found in Saxon Pouters include black, black with white bars, blue bar, blue
with white bars, blue check, larked, white self, red, red with white bars,
yellow, and yellow with white bars. The Saxon Pouter exists in the U.S. but sports
only a moderate number of supporters. Isabel and yellow are the most
frequently seen colors in the U.S. although most colors are available. A
few breeders are working on the very difficult black white bars. Progress is being made both in the U.S. and in Europe. It is hoped that within the next decade considerable improvements will have been accomplished. Overall size needs to be enlarged, bar color and shape refined, and foot feathering increased in density.
Various Colors Found in Saxon Pouters
This blue bar was photographed by Dick Hamer at a show
in Holland. The bird shows very good type and nice legs. The foot feathering
could be somewhat more developed.
Kurt Bassermann showed this fine black cock bird. It was rated Highly
Superior at the 1996 National Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo: Josef Wolters
Martin Gangkofner has been working on milky Saxon Pouters for a number of years and is making impressive progress. This young hen has exhibited at the 2009 VDT show in Leipzig.
This George De La Nuez photo is of a winning Isabel shown by Don Klatt. This is a common color in Saxon Pouters and is often found in very good quality.
This Isabel old cock bird was champion Saxon Pouter at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania NPA Grand National held in January, 2005. Bred and owned by Tally Mezzanatto.
This wonderful red was exhibited by Dieter Geisemeyer, current president of the German Saxon Pouter Club. Note the huge improvements in slenderness of body and length of leg. This was the best Saxon Pouter at the 2009 VDT Show in Leipzig.
Black White Bar
A young black white bar from Jay Beals and Layne Gardner. They are seeing moderate success in working with this very difficult color. Photo: Layne Gardner
Martin Gangkofner's wonderful white hen received a high rating at the
2009 VDT Show in Leipzig. Again, note the impressive type and superb leg length.