Other DHF fancier out there pls give your thought or info about DHF
You have to know that we have in Holland 2 types of DHF.
First the show birds. They are short and wide. These birds are selected for the show and not for flying. You can imagine that they do not fly any more. If they are wet they cannot fly in the height. They are suitable for an aviary.
Second, we have the DHF that are selected for flying. They are slimmer. They fly high and in small circles about two hours. The way in which they fly depends on the type you have. We call them "kaalpoten", which means, that they do not have feathers to the legs as the old dutch tumblers do.
As you can see, they exist in black, brander-bronze, red and yellow.
There is also a fully white Dutch Highflyer. That is the Hagenaar. They fly also high, but not in such small circles.