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EE-standard for Pavlovs
Origin: Ancient Russian breed, already known in the 17th century. Named after
the town of Pavlov, close to Nizhny Novgorod.
General impression: lively, rather small-sized
breed with almost horizontal
body, very high tail, full beard, breed-specific crest and feathered legs.
Breed characteristics of the male
Body: broad, hardly of medium length; carriage almost horizontal.
Neck: short, slightly arched,
with full hackle.
Back: short, broad, flat, narrowing towards the tail.
Shoulders: broad and well-rounded.
Wings: large, broad, carried only slightly downwards.
Saddle: with full hackle.
Tail: fully feathered, carried very
high; main sickles long, broad and wellcurved,
side hangers abundant.
Breast: full, broad and well-rounded, carried a little forward.
Abdomen: little developed.
Head: medium sized, rather broad, rounded.
Face: red; almost
completely covered by the muffs and beard.
Comb: small, horn type, crescent-shaped seen from the front, small.
Wattles: very small, covered by the beard.
Earlobes: red, small, covered by the beard.
Eyes: big, dark red till dark
Beak: medium length, slightly curved; with cavernous nostrils; colour light horn
till slate blue.
Beard : full muffs and beard.
Crest: medium sized, the individual feathers pointed upwards, a little firmer at
Thighs: hardly of medium length, densely feathered and with slightly curved
inwards vulture hocks.
Shanks: hardly of medium length, covered on the outside by short curved
feathers. Slate blue.
Toes: four, slightly covered with
Plumage: dense and closely to the body.
Breed characteristics of the female : similar to those of the male, allowing for
sexual differences. Body more horizontal. Muffs, beard and crest more
developed. Comb poorly
Serious defects : weak, thin or long body; flat breast; tail carried too flat; too
high on legs; poorly developed muffs and beard; fully rounded crest (like in
Polands); wry, hanging, split or too loose crest; too much or too
The ground colour is a deep golden brown with at the end of the feathers a
black tip with green luster. In the male these tips are V-shaped in the hackles.
Muffs and beard black. Primaries with
golden brown outer webs and black
inner webs; secondaries golden brown with black tips. Tail with black tips but
densely black stippled main tail feathers and sickles are accepted.
Serious defects : lack of green luster; depigmentation;
completely black tail.
Like in gold but the groundcolour is a silvery white.
Serious defects : yellowish hackles in the male; feathers of any other colour.
Weight: male 1,7- 1,8 kg, female 1,2- 1,4 kg.
of hatching eggs: 48 g.
Diameter of the rings: male 18 mm., female 16 mm