Return to the Pigeon Cote's main page. The Pigeon Cote Genetic Primer Slide Show

Slide One

Feral: Blue Check

This is the common friendly and hardy pigeon you can find most anywhere in the world. This bird's color is one of the most basic colors found in pigeons, and is called blue by pigeon fanciers. I know, if this is blue then the sun is green. Nevertheless, if you try really hard, you will see that the lighter colored part is a sort of bluish grey. This "blue" is one of three basic pigeon colors, two of which are quite common in our feral flocks. The darker colored parts are called black, and some pigeon breeders call this color blue/black rather than just blue. The second most common basic color is called ash red..