Return to the Pigeon Cote's main page.     The Giant Runt is the largest of the domestic pigeon family. The Carneau is another very large pigeon The Capuchine is not a bird of size, but rather of grandeur The Ancient The Chinese Owl isn't from China The Fantail breed originated in India The American Fantail has been highly modified This breed, the Mookee, is also from India The Voorburg Cropper is a fairly new breed The Pomeranian Pouter has a very large crop The Gimple the most brilliantly colored pigeons of them all The Nun was once known as the Dutch Shell Pigeon Frillbacks are an old breed The Komorner Tumbler origianted in Germany The Hungarian Oriental Frills are the jewels of the pigeon world The American Show Racer The English Show Homer

The NPA Grand National:Lancaster 1997

The National Pigeon Association:

The National Pigeon Association (NPA) is the largest national organization in the United States promoting the show pigeon hobby/sport. One of the focuses of the NPA is to put on a national show every year. Cities hosting the show are selected many years in advance, much like the Olympics. This Lancaster show, although held in January of 1997, is actually the 1996 show. It is hard to show your breeding success for the year much earlier than the first month of the next year. The National show for 1997, held in 1998, was in San Bernardino, and the show for this year, 1998, will be held in January of 1999 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you would like to learn more about the NPA, just click that monster button on the left.

All of the pictures you see in this slide show were taken by Derrell Fowler of Tecumseh, OK., and as you will see does excellent work. He is the official photographer for the NPA. Many thanks, Derrell.