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 Giant Runt:

The Giant Runt is the largest of the domestic pigeon family. Why the name Runt? Well, it goes back to their origins in France and Spain where the term runt means common or plain, but even there these huge pigeons are anything but plain or common. Some of these pigeons have been weighed in at over 3 pounds.

This Giant Runt's color is called grizzle. See how it is mottled, or grizzled all over. It was bred by Bob Pennington and was the Reserve Champion of the show, being a young hen, number 110.

The Shows:

The national shows are set up much like other animal breed competitions. Each breed competes primarily against others in the same breed of the same age and sex. In cases where sufficient numbers are being exhibited, they may be broken down even further into separate color classes or other grouping.

The Standard
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