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 English Show Homer:

This breed has a resemblance to the American Show Racer, with the same rounded head and beak shape, but this is a more elongated breed. Pigeon fanciers have had a lot of fun making many variations on the Racing Homer. Other types include the German and Dutch Beauty Homers and the Exhibition Homer, which has a unique triangular-shaped head.

This blue check young cock, band number 1881, was bred by John Hirtchison.

The Show:

Pigeon shows are a great place to see a variety of birds and to meet breeders. If you're thinking of getting some pigeons, you can get an idea of which breeds appeal to you and learn about the challenges involved in breeding and keeping the breed you've chosen. Whether you're looking for a pleasing shape, pretty colors, flying ability, or some combination, there's a pigeon breed out there for you. If you would like to learn about a show in your general area just drop me a line.

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