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 Fantail breed originated in India 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 Fantail:

This is another type of Fantail that was developed from the Indian Fantail over a century ago. This type is a combination of breeders' work in England and Scotland. Sometimes, in the States, it is referred to as the American Fantail, but the differences in the respective standards are really too minor to worry about. Blue bars, as we have seen, have two dark colored bars on their wing shields. What has been difficult to see up to now in these pictures is the tail bar. This fantail shows the tail bar to great advantage.

Derrell Fowler bred this young hen. She is band number 598.

The Show:

Local shows, leading up to the Grand National, are held throughout the country, starting in early to mid summer. They are often referred to as lawn shows because they are traditionally held outdoors, and they are where the local breeders show off their latest hatches to other breeders in the area. Lawn shows are an excellent venue to view some of these exotic pigeons in the feather, and to meet their breeders


The Standard