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Illustration by Gary Romig.

The following are comments by Andreas Reuter of Germany on how to judge the wing markings on Saxon Shields:

The Saxon Shields should have minimum 8 and maximum 10 white flights. It´s doesn´t matter if the combination is 8 to 8 or 8 to 10 or 9 to 10 white flights.
In addition you have to pay attention to the thumb feathers. The Saxon Shields have minimum 7 colored thumb feathers.
Another question would be what´s the color of the feather. The color of the feather is the color of the quill. If the quill is colored and the rest of the feather is white, then I evaluate this feather as a colored feather.

If the birds have less than 8 or more than 10 white flights I rate this one by maximum 91 points. It´s the same rating if the Shield has more than one white thumb feathers or it misses thumb feathers.

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Yellow white barred saxon shield pigeon old cock rated v 97 (excellent). Exhibitor: Werner Reichl

Photo by Gary Romig

Rated HS-96 Steve Ball Red White Bar Saxon Shield young hen #764 Was Best of Breed at the 2011Pageant of Pigeons.

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Black white barred saxon shield pigeon old hen rated v 97 (excellent). Exhibitor: Wolfgang Merk

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Blue white barred saxon shield pigeon old hen rated sg 95 (superior). Exhibitor: Christoph Walter

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Blue spangle crested saxon shield pigeon young cock rated v 97 (Excellent). Exhibitor: Christian Königsberg

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Red white barred double crested saxon shield pigeon young cock rated v 97 (Excellent). Exhibitor: Maik Zimmer

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Red spangle saxon shield pigeon young hen rated v 97 (Excellent). Exhibitor: Werner Grund

Photo by Gary Romig from the Zwönitz 2011 Saxon Color Pigeon Show:

Yellow spangle saxon shield pigeon young cock rated v 97 (Excellent). Exhibitor: Louis Verelst