Return to the Pigeon Cote     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 This breed, the Mookee, is also from India 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 Gimple:

This is one of the most brilliantly colored pigeons of them all. It is called the Archangel or Gimple depending on the country you are from. It is a member of a family of pigeons called the German Color Pigeon Group, AKA German Toys. This small, slender, elegant bird is a feast for the eyes in any cote even though it is a bit skittish This bird has a long history. If you would care to learn a little more about this fantastically colored pigeon, just follow the link.

Bob McNalis is the breeder of this young hen, number 38.

The Show:

Breeders work hard to get their birds in perfect condition for the shows. Birds are bathed carefully, toenails are trimmed, and stray feathers may be plucked. Birds are also carefully transported so they will arrive in good condition. The airport nearest to a show will be crammed on opening day with arriving crates of pigeons. The best shipping crates have individual spaces for each bird, where they can travel in comfort to and from the show.

The Standard