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 Capuchine:

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.

The Shows:

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.


The Standard