Everyone Post Your Pigeon Pics!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by muscovy94, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of my pigeons. Some of them are barred red, barred brown, Old German Owls and many that I'm still unsure of...
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  2. paramount

    paramount Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, your only pictured Old German Owl is the shield marked bird in Photo #7. Photos #2, #3, #5 and #10 are Chinese Owls. The bird on the right in Photo #2 shows evidence of crossbreeding between a Chinese Owl and another breed (shows a zipper type frill) - the bird on left is a Chinese Owl (same bird in Photo #10, I think). The pair in #3 and #5 are pure Chinese Owls.

    Photo #9 (white pair) are probably Miniature American Crests, once a very hard breed to find. They were well promoted in the mid 90's by a breeder in Northern California and were significantly made more common on the West Coast after that. Whites were the most common.

    Photo #1 and #4 is some type of crossbred Owl. I'd guess it is two or three generations off the Owl with several generations bred together to get the frill back. The other breed involved is probably a Racing Homer. When I was a kid (a million years ago it seems like), these types of Owl-Homer crosses were fairly common in most backyard flocks.

    Same goes for the pair in Photo #6, except it looks like a different Owl cross. The heads show a definite Chinese Owl influence (as does the zipper frill, of course), but possibly some Roller or West of England involvement here. The bird on the left appears to have grouse legs (feathers on feet).

    Kind of an interesting batch of birds to me from the standpoint of genetics, but I'm into that sort of thing.
     
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  3. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm am getting some polish diving pigeons.Does anyone know or have them?
     
  4. paramount

    paramount Out Of The Brooder

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    I think someone is having you on or doesn't know what they have. There is no such breed.

    In England, there were some birds being sold as "Polish Diving Pigeons". In truth, they were Doneks with grouse legs and small muffs. They may have also been crossed with Kelebeks.

    Doneks are originally native to Macedonia in the former Yugoslavia and have also been widely kept by the Greeks, Turks and Bulgarians. They are closely related to a number of other diving breeds in that region - Kelebeks as an example.
     
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  5. Daniel-Sorensen

    Daniel-Sorensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
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  6. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting. I personally wouldn't say beautiful, but he/she is cool looking. Weird looking beak though.[​IMG]
     
  7. Daniel-Sorensen

    Daniel-Sorensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Daniel-Sorensen

    Daniel-Sorensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahahha, they have zombie eyes [​IMG]
     
  9. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    OK. That IS creepy!
     
  10. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    So beautiful! She/he looks really cute.
     

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