Brunner Pouter
Brunner Pouter
(Brünner Kröpfer)
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The Brunner is the smallest of the pouter family. Originating in Czechoslovakia it is very fine boned, has a delightful personality, can be bred in a wide variety of colors, and is clean legged. The globe (inflated crop) should be round on the Brunner giving nearly the appearance of a ball on a stick. The great difficulty in breeding Brunners is keeping the bulk of the bird fine boned while attaining the round globe. Brunners are very popular in Germany and, as a result of this popularity, have achieved a high level of quality in that country. The undisputed Master Breeder of Brunner Pouters was Eugen Krampen of Germany who recently passed away at over 90 years of age! His white Brunners set the standard for other breeders to follow and his bloodline continues to be bred throughout the world.

Various Colors Found in Brunner Pouters

Black White Bar A wonderful drawing by the German artist Jakob Relovsky. This idealized piece of artwork exaggerates the overall slenderness of the bird while emphasizing the round globe. The excellent color is extremely difficult to breed and reserved for those who really like a challenge.
Stork Marked Black stork bred by Friedhelm Struck and exhibited at the 2008 VDT show in Dortmund. Stork marked Brunners are the result of breeding tigered birds together. There are some excellent stork marked Brunners which come in black, red, and yellow.
Black A black from Germany bred by Fritz Kleine. Nice color and globe development.
Blue White Bar Brunner Pouters are found in a wide variety of beautiful colors including those often associated with Color Pigeons. White bars in blue, black, red, yellow, and isabel provide a most attractive palette of available colors. This blue white bar was bred by Beals and Gardner.
Blue White Bar Young Cock Another blue white bar bred by Layne Gardner and Jay Beals. This bird was best white bar at the 2003 Pageant of Pigeons.
Blue White Bar Young Hen A blue white bar young hen bred by Layne Gardner and Jay Beals.
Blue White Bar Young Hen Another blue white bar young hen bred by Layne Gardner and Jay Beals.
Eugen Krampen A nice photo of the Master of White Brunner Pouters Eugen Krampen in his loft.
White A wonderful example of a white Brunner Pouter.
Black A superb black Brunner bred by Günter zur Horst and exhibited at the 2008 VDT show in Dortmund.
White Champion This lovely bird was the most recent champion at the Des Moines Show. This show is known for its quality pouters and croppers so this is a notable accomplishment.
Yellow Another fine Brunner bred by Tim Burke.

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