Helmet pigeon?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by wBex, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. wBex

    wBex New Egg

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    I saw this pigeon on our local moors last week. It was very tame and I'm trying to identify it. Is it some type of helmet pigeon? I can't find anything identical in the descriptions which seem to say a helmet pigeon has white wings. Any help appreciated.
    Many thanks!
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Did it have feathered feet? If so perhaps some sort of 'Swallow' - Thuringian or Nuremberg perhaps or a cross from these.
     
  3. wBex

    wBex New Egg

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    Perhaps a cross, yes thank you. It didn't have feathered legs/feet though - they were plain red.
     
  4. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue barless swallow clean legged thuringer
     
  5. wBex

    wBex New Egg

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    That's him! Thanks very much indeed.
     
  6. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    That has to be one of the most beautiful coloured and patterned pigeon I have seen.. and that crest is also lovely.

    You will have to go back and catch it.... it must be lost and a bird like that will fall prey to some predator very quickly!
     
  7. wBex

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    I know. Made me feel sad when I left. Haven't seen it since but am looking out for it. I put it on our local fb page to see if anyone was missing one but no response - I guess it could have come from miles away. Sadly, it stands out like a sore thumb!
     

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