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Re: Origin of all Continental Pouters


He is a white male, 10 years old now. I hand fed him from a baby and he is very tame. He acts like a pouter, loves to fight with my hand. The only bird my wife allowed in the house---that is until I brought home my African Gray! HA HA HA !
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They can live to a good age, I remember visiting a Pigmy Pouter breeder in Holland a number of years ago, and he had a hand tame ringneck, also white, it was 16 at the time. Maybe not as long as the African Grey though!

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My friend,who also lived in Holland said people keep them in a cage on their porches for good luck. His Mother had one that lived to be 21 years old. As for my Gray, she is only 7 and will be around long after I am gone. I tell my nieces which ever one of them ticks me off the most is going to get a parrot for their inheritance!
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I hope you have taught the grey to say: "Lucky Girl!" emoticon

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I have 6 of them (nieces) all lovely girls. I would be glad to have any one of them care for her when I'm gone.
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P.S. - Sorry to have turned this Continental pouter chat into a dove and niece chat! My bad!
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Well I guess the question is, what breeds would have been added to the spanish pouters to give them the upright tall look that most continental pouters have?
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I think it may have largely been down to selection, although some of the colours and patterns were probably transferred from the German Toy pigeons, along with the large muffs that we see on many of the large continental breeds. The 16th century was a long time ago!

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