Return to the Pigeon Cote     The Giant Runt is the largest of the domestic pigeon family. The Carneau is another very large pigeon The Capuchine is not a bird of size, but rather of grandeur The Ancient The Chinese Owl isn't from China The Fantail breed originated in India The American Fantail has been highly modified This breed, the Mookee, is also from India The Voorburg Cropper is a fairly new breed The Pomeranian Pouter has a very large crop The Gimple the most brilliantly colored pigeons of them all The Nun was once known as the Dutch Shell Pigeon Frillbacks are an old breed The Komorner Tumbler origianted in Germany The Hungarian Oriental Frills are the jewels of the pigeon world The American Show Racer The English Show Homer

The NPA Grand National:Lancaster 1997

The Mookee:

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

The Show:

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...