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.
To learn more about fantials in general visit the cote's breed highlight section.
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