It is called the pouter because it is in the habit of causing its gullet to swell up by inflating it with air.
In the pouter, although the breast-bone has been shortened by 18½ per cent.
Again, it is objected that the pouter or the Fan-tail pigeon cannot be further developed in the same direction.
Let us recognize it as an exquisite creation of art, not of nature, as wonderful as the pouter pigeon or the saffron rose.
The second one is the pouter, a very large bird, with very long legs and beak.
Human evolution is not so simple or so conspicuous a thing as the evolution of the pouter pigeon.
There are many sub-varieties of the pouter of different colours, but these I pass over.
Then we go on to the absurd idea which came over womankind that it was most becoming to look like a pouter pigeon.
His chest jutted out like the breast of a pouter pigeon and he wore the solemnly self-conscious expression of a peacock on parade.
To give a simple illustration: the fantail and pouter pigeons are both descended from the rock pigeon.