The pigeon Antwerp Smerle pigeon – or also known by the names: Smerle Anversois, Antwerpener Smerle, Smerla d’Anversa, Антверпенская сова – is a variety that has been bred centuries ago in Belgium. In the latter half of the 19th century, especially in the region of Antwerp, a process of crossing between races turbit and the owl, which gave birth to the varieties Antwerp (which is different from the Show Antwerp, varieties of its own), and then be pigeon enhanced display in Germany. These varieties are grouped into types of owl pigeons. Antwerp Semerle posture stocky with a bit upright body position (characterizes the type of owl), accompanied by their feathers tie / jabot growing well in front of the neck. Short beak and enlarged at the base, as if fused with cere / meat of the nose, mouth lines clearly visible.
The face is at least medium in length. Powerful pigeon with a weight of about 600 grams (575 to 650) and a horizontal stance. The throat is well cut. The beak is also powerful and almost medium in length, the continuous beak line runs through the middle of the eye. The lower and upper beak are about the same thickness.