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Pigeon Breeds; At the first sight the list of Pigeon breeds seems endless. Around the world there are more than 720 types of pigeon breeds are exist. Almost every domestic pigeon breeds are bread for show and hobby purposes as a beautiful pet. Only some of pigeon breeds are uses to production meat purposes.

Usually Pigeon breeds vary by the color, size and feather shape. Most of the time pigeon body remains unchanged but the shape of feather and style gives the pigeon a new breed name. Like, the fantail pigeon is named for their fanning tail that matched a peacock shape, German Helmet pigeon and Polish Helmet pigeon’s shape and color almost same but German Helmet breeds have few more feather on leg than Polish helmet pigeon. Other example All Router pigeons have same shape but their breeds vary for different color.

Without huge research and knowledge of pigeon breeds it’s really hard to find out the difference of between the original breed and cross breeds. The original breeds and cross breeds almost same, only specialist can mark the difference. A small advice for pigeon lovers, if you are a new buyer and want to buy a special and unique pigeon breed then buy baby pigeons from a brand shop or a trust-able neighborhood.

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African Owl Pigeon

African Owl Pigeon

African Owl Pigeon; The African Owl Pigeon is one of the popular fancy pigeon breed.  They are origin in Tunisia and later they were imported into England and other countries. They have short and stout beak, round smooth head, plumping short body. Many people know African owl’s by English owl.  African owl size is noticeably smaller than English owl. There are also few more different kinds of Owl pigeons are available, like The Old Dutch Owl, Italian Owl, Antwerp Smerle, Chinese Owl, English Owl, Blue African Owl, German Shield Owl etc. Owl Pigeons need very well ventilated pigeon house and free from damp.

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Barb Pigeon

Barb Pigeon

Barb Pigeon; The Barb Pigeons also called by English Barb. They have been in England since 1600s. Barb Pigeon has different type of eyes and beak than other pigeon breed. Unique Beautiful Wattle around the eyes and beak made them very special. A Barb pigeon takes up to two years to grow their wattle or ring flower completely around the eyes.

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Birmingham Roller Pigeon

Birmingham Roller Pigeon

Birmingham Roller Pigeon; The Birmingham Roller is one of the most popular homing pigeon breed as a domesticate pigeon. Birmingham roller is originated in Birmingham England. They are capable to turnover backward rapidly while flying. There are two kinds of Birmingham roller, one is show type and another is flying type. Parlor Roller and Oriental Roller is similar breed and they used for competition, both locally and nationally.

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Brunner Pouter Pigeon

Brunner Pouter Pigeon

Brunner Pouter Pigeon; Brunner pouter pigeon has very elegant and pleasing appearance. First impression of Pouter pigeon seems they walking while holding their chest high and holding air inside to make chest like a round ball. They have very long leg and slim body. Their globe and long body and legs makes a different kind of view like a ball on a stick.

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Budapest Highflyer Pigeon

Budapest Highflyer Pigeon

Budapest Highflyer Pigeon; The Budapest Highflyer also called by Poltli. They are one of the best races of high tolerance flying bird also most popular breed in Hungary.  The true Budapest Highflyer is actually a rather young breed of pigeon. This breed was actually first created around the period of 1907 by the Poltl brothers of Budapest and they bear the name of the city of Budapest.  The Budapest Highflier is medium sized athletic shaped pigeon. The head is free of any ornaments with a well arched top skull and the forehead steepens towards the beak.

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Capuchin Red pigeon

Capuchin Red pigeon

Capuchin Red pigeon; The Capuchin red pigeon is one of the older fancy breed with interesting color and their neck fathers turn up like a cowl. The breed was brought from India to Holland by Dutch sailors and it was developed for show purposes by the Dutch fanciers. The Old Dutch Capuchin has only been in the United States since the mid-1960s.

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Carneau Rot Pigeon

Carneau Rot Pigeon

Carneau Rot Pigeon; Carneau and other many pigeon breeds came from the rock pigeon.  This breed also looks similar to ancestor rock pigeon. White Carneau widely used in experiment to develop pigeon breeds and other purpose.  They have small head to proportional their body. They have nice pink short beak, small nose and yellow color eyes.  Capuchin pigeon has buxom body, wide breast and noticeably tight feathers. They have red color feet and there is no feather on it.

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English Carrier Pigeon

English Carrier Pigeon

English Carrier Pigeon; One of the most fancy pigeon breed is English Carrier pigeon. The breed was developed in England from a combination of non–European breeds. They have very beautiful long slender body with a long neck. Their body is quite small and covered with distinctive features. They have notable huge eye ceres and wattling around the beak. Now a day’s English Carrier Pigeon used for purpose of exclusive show.

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English Pouter Pigeon

English Pouter Pigeon

English Pouter Pigeon; Almost all kind of pouter body shape and structure is same. Like a ball on the stick. The English Pouter is much larger than Brunner Pouter; they are almost 16 inches long. English Pouter is very friendly pigeon breed and their personalities made them very popular to pigeon lover.

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English Short-Faced Tumbler

English Short-Faced Tumbler

English Short-faced Tumbler; English short-faced tumbler is one of Britain’s oldest fancy pigeon breed. I am trying to describe both Selfs and Baldheads; the Selfs are in all colors; Reds, Yellows, Golden Duns, Kites, Red/Yellow Agates, Deroys, and of course Almonds and Balds colors are mostly yellow. This breed is one of the most buxom body shaped pigeon. They have small beak and red feet.

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English Trumpeter Pigeon

English Trumpeter Pigeon

English Trumpeter Pigeon; English Trumpeter Pigeon breed is the most popular pigeon breed is USA. They are very fancy pigeon and considered one of the most ornamental pigeon.  Fancy feathers around its head and multiple layers of long feathers on feet made them very special. Self, Splash and Baldhead is most desirable to pigeon lovers.

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Frillback pigeon

Frillback pigeon

Frillback pigeon; Sport curls on the wing feathers gave Frillback pigeon most extra ordinary look on their appearance. This curls feather is very important for them and serious business to win the pigeon show competition. In my point of view, Frillback pigeon is one of my favorite. I just love to watch them.

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German Helmet Pigeon

German Helmet Pigeon

German Helmet Pigeon; This is very similar to Polish counterpart Pigeon but they have very minors difference. Their chest is very dramatic and its makes them quite fashionable. On the front, they looks like, they are wearing winter fancy coat. Their long feathers on feet make them elegant. Head and tail similar colors and fashionable body shape made them very interesting to pigeon fanciers.

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German Modena Pigeon

German Modena Pigeon

German Modena Pigeon; German Modena pigeon is one of the oldest pigeon breed. They originated from Modena Italy. After that the breed was imported to German and developed it by the time.  They are very slim and surprisingly small size pigeon with round head and smooth feathers forehead. Iris is orange-red color eye. The edge or cere is small and dark to all dark birds and light’s to all light colored birds.  They have medium length beak but quite strong.  Beak should be black in dark colored birds and light in light colored birds and the wattle is short and flat. Neck: Harmonious, rising evenly towards the head. The throat should look a little cut out. They have Full and wide breast, nicely rounded Belly and The breast and belly should form an unbroken round.

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Ice Pigeon

Ice Pigeon

Ice Pigeon; Ice Pigeon’s Origin from South Germany.  They have shape with low station, clean leg, and plain smooth head also very light blue color in all types. Their eye color is orange to yellow orange but the other types all with black eyes; eye cere is narrow and dark gray. The description of beak is Medium to long, slender and dark in color beak. Feather color very light blue; barless, white bars or spangling, black bars or checkers or porcelain pattern flights and tail also their design is very light blue as bright and soft as possible like new fallen snow.

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Nun Pigeon

Nun Pigeon

Nun Pigeon; The Nun Pigeon is also known as Dutch Shell Pigeon. This breed came and developed from tumber pigeon’s. Mostly they are white breed with a hood of different color feather. Usally their names according to their hood color, like black headed nun, yellow headed nun. They have also high flying attitudes and well athletic shape of body.

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Oriental Frill Pigeon

Oriental Frill Pigeon

Oriental Frill Pigeon; The Owl family’s exhibition pigeon breed is the Classic Oriental Frill pigeon.  It’s a rumor that this pigeon breed came upon the Turkish Sultan’s special request.  This breed has a medium size body, upright and smart stance, large round high broad and well arched head. Short thick wide beak, Small heart shaped and fine in texture wattle, full and chubby cheeks, full wide chest and Medium size compact body is the identity of Oriental frill pigeon.

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Pigmy Pouter Pigeon

Pigmy Pouter Pigeon

Pigmy Pouter Pigeon; Pigmy pouter pigeon is the tallest pigeon breed and they have very slim body and long legs.  By the shape of body and round globe on chest and their manner of walking style is very similar to other pouter types of Pigeons. Pigmy Pouter is shorter than Brunner, they are around 12 inches tall.

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Polish Helmet Pigeon

Polish Helmet Pigeon

Polish Helmet Pigeon; The polish helmet pigeons known as Polish Krymka Tumbler, they are fancy breed pigeon and very special type of helmet pigeon. Polish helmets only top half head is colored and its tail too. Helmet pigeons have been referenced since the early 15th century and all Helmet pigeon’s body shape is very similar.

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Saxon Fairy Swallow Pigeon

Saxon Fairy Swallow Pigeon

Saxon Fairy Swallow Pigeon; Saxon Fairy Swallow pigeons are well known for the odd feathered and they have various markings and patterns (spot marking, cap marking etc.). Their extraordinary feathers on its feet and there are actually three separate layers of feathers made them very much different than any other pigeon breed. Beautiful shape white body, colored wings, and colored caps on their heads gave their name “Sea Swallows”.

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