The NPA Grand National:Lancaster 1997
This breed, the Mookee, is also from India, and you can see some family resemblance to the fantails. No, not the tail, but take a look at the shape and position of the head and neck. You can see how both fantails and Mookees hold their neck and head back You probably identified this pigeon as a blue bar, but the marking is somewhat different. This pigeon's marking, with the white head, is often called monk or friar cap. There is a specialty club on the web promoting this breed.
This blue bar young cock, number 617, was bred by Larry Pridmore
This is one of the breeds that is a bit hard to classify. It is considered a fancy breed in the sense that it is not in the utility or performing classes, but it is also a rare breed. And you will find them shown in both classes depending upon the show. This generally depends on whether or not a specialty club is sponsoring the breed at the show. If a specialty club sponsors the breed, it is classed as a fancy breed, if not, it is classed as a rare breed...