The pouter has a much elongated body, wings, and legs; and its enormously developed crop, which it glories in inflating, may well excite astonishment and even laughter.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
If the several breeds are not varieties, and have not proceeded from the rock-pigeon, they must have descended from at least seven or eight aboriginal stocks; for it is impossible to make the present domestic breeds by the crossing of any lesser number: how, for instance, could a pouter be produced by crossing two breeds unless one of the parent-stocks possessed the characteristic enormous crop?
It was long, for it was full of extremely elaborate incidents, which led on to a discussion of the principles on which morality is founded, and thus to several very interesting matters, which even in this ballroom had to be discussed in a whisper, lest one of the pouter
pigeon ladies or resplendent merchants should overhear them, and proceed to demand that they should leave the place.
The wheeling and circling flights of runts, fantails, tumblers, and pouters
, were perhaps not quite consistent with the grave and sober character of the building, but the monotonous cooing, which never ceased to be raised by some among them all day long, suited it exactly, and seemed to lull it to rest.
Witness this statement from the ex-Pittsburgh pouter
when asked what he wants to see out of the running game in the postseason.
David Lai, The United States and China Pouter
Transition (Carlisle, PA: US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2011), puts the US-China power transition and its related conflicts in the Asia Pacific in perspective.
Biometrical study of the Spanish <<Colillano>> pouter
The 43-year-old professional pouter
is now in a relationship with blonde society model Federica Amati.
who's more intelligent: TOWIE star Joey Essex or professional pouter
And the English pouter
and Brunner pouter
are closely related, yet the former has foot feathers and the latter does not.
, William Kean Seymour, took the huff because she would not dally.