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 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 Hungarian:

An early breeder and promoter of Hungarians was Harry C. Weber of Hagerstown, MD. He had them as early as early as 1906. A few years later, Mr. Warren Jaquet imported others from Vienna, Austria. These imports included all colors, yellows, blues, duns, blacks, reds, blue checks, and sliver and white bars. Hungarians are a very unusually shaped and marked pigeon. They are rare, and very few of them are seen even in the larger shows.

Marvin Angle bred this old cock, number 2695.

The Show:

The Thief Pouter's claim to fame is their amorous and persistent character. The judge at the show will hold a hen in his hand and open the cage door. The pouter is supposed to start courting the hen, paying no attention to anything else what so ever. What I find remarkable, is that they in fact do just that. Unfortunately, I do not have any photographs of this breed, but then again, it is not how they look but how they perform that really counts here. You just have to go to one of the larger shows to see it for yourself.


The Standard