Saint Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by mochicken, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Does anyone keep them? I have 2 that appear to be saints and I am trying to learn more about them
     
  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
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  3. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    What I alway thought were saints ,turns out, are Russian Tumblers. When I first saw them they were miss labeled as saints, I have no knowledge of actual saints but they seem to look similar to capuchines.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes ,but smaller crest..plus they have white heads , and the marking as a saint...other breeds even have a color called saint markings.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Monks .........check them out.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monks and Saints are not the same thing. Quite a few breeds are monk marked, such as the Mookee. Most Saints I have seen are white, which was the original color.

    The Saint is a fairly new breed created by crossing Schmalkalden Moorheads, Moorhead Tumblers, and Jacobins. It's basically a muffed Capuchine except they aren't baldheaded.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:good point Becky...i knew they were not Monks........but do look alot like them, like you said Capuchine muffed..

    I was thinking they got the bald head and white flights from the Jacobins'

    been along time , from last time i saw them.........i may be mistaken about other breeds having saint markings ...it may have been monks
     
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  8. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some photos of Saints if it helps at all. The last one is either a baldhead or monk-mark. Some seem to say monk/baldhead is the same thing, while others seem to say that white that extends past a certain point is baldhead while a monk-mark is mainly on top of the head. Beats me, as I haven't found a reliable definition or comparison yet.

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=145435 This BYCer owns Saints

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    Peguses lofts also carries Saints:
    http://www.pegasusloft.net/id23.htm (more photos on page)
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:yep thats what the old man remember.....can see the Jacobin marking in them
     
  10. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I do not have any good pictures of them, I have two of them, you can see them in these pics, sorry these are the best I have until I have a day off work when its actually daylight lol

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