The NPA Grand National:Lancaster 1997
The Capuchine is not a bird of size, but rather of grandeur. It carries itself in a rather unique horizontal stance. This is now a fairly common breed in the States and Europe, even though it nearly died out during WWII. It is a very old breed and is often seen in old paintings. There is more information on this breed in the breed highlight section of the Pigeon Cote, just a click away.
This old hen, number 1741, won best of breed for Bill Davis. She is a black mottle.
One of the additional pieces of information on the band is the year of birth. Unfortunately, it is generally not reported in the shows, so there is no way to know exactly how old this champion Capuchine is. Other information found on a pigeon's band is the band issuing organization. The is generally NPA.for fancy show birds. The band number may well read something like this: NPA 94 DE 1741.