Origin: Switzerland.

Description: An exhibition breed. It has an erect station and broad, full chest.
Its overall rzpearance is that of a mixture of Owl and Homer.

Size: Small to medium. Its average weight is 14 to 15 ounces (380 to 430 grams)

Ornaments: It is plain-headed and clean-legged. It has a short heavy beak. Its eyes are red.

Colors: Blue, barred or barless, red, checkered or barred, silver, and mealy.

Comment: The breed is said to be rare in Switzerland, and it is very rare in the United States.

Seven steps must follows for Pigeon growing:
The requirements for pigeon breeding are simple, but they must be followed to be successful. There should be no relaxing or neglect at any time, for it is much easier to prevent trouble than to eliminate disease, parasites or vermin once these have occurred. A dry house with the inside protected from rain or snow.

1. Separate houses for mated pairs and odd birds.
2. A flypen, if the breed requires one that dries out easily.
3. A suitable feed ration protected from contamination.
4. A suitable mineral ration protected from contamination.
5. Water suitable for human consumption protected from contamination.
6. Suitable nesting materials.
If any one of the seven is neglected, trouble of some sort will eventually occur.

References: Wendell Mitchell Levi (1891-1976), accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.

Poster Pigeon Pictures gallery

Origin: Switzerland, in the village of Eichbuhl, in the Canton of Berne.


Description: Originally a field pigeon, it is now an exhibition bird. It has long wings and tail and is short-legged. It is a good flier and forager. It is said to be quite shy and wild.



Size: Small to medium. Its average weight is about 14 to 15 ounces (380 to

430 grams).



Ornaments: It is plain-headed, with a short thick beak. The top-skull is long and flat, with a "lizard-headed," or wedged, frontal. It is grouse-legged, but

should not have muffs or feathers on the toes.





Colors: Blue barless, barred, and checkered; red barred (mealy) and barless.

Its eyes are dark.



Comment: The breed is said to be rather rare in Switzerland. It is very rare

in the United States.



Seven steps must follows for Pigeon growing:

The requirements for pigeon breeding are simple, but they must be followed to be successful. There should be no relaxing or neglect at any time, for it is much easier to prevent trouble than to eliminate disease, parasites or vermin once these have occurred. A dry house with the inside protected from rain or snow.



1. Separate houses for mated pairs and odd birds.

2. A flypen, if the breed requires one that dries out easily.

3. A suitable feed ration protected from contamination.

4. A suitable mineral ration protected from contamination.

5. Water suitable for human consumption protected from contamination.

6. Suitable nesting materials.

If any one of the seven is neglected, trouble of some sort will eventually occur.



References: Wendell Mitchell Levi (1891-1976), accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.



Eichbuhl Pigeon Pictures gallery

Origin: Introduced to the United States by Sam Shadeed, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 1954 from Damascus, Syria. Its Syrian name Gergati is an Egyptian name, raising the inference that the breed was imported from Egypt to Syria.

Description:
A flying breed in Syria. The Syrian Swift has the same general apperance of the Egyptian except that the Syrian Swift is somewhat smaller and tighter of feather.

Size: Average weight: Cocks 18 ounces Hens 17.5 ounces

Ornaments: It is plain-headed and clean-legged. It has no ornaments.

Colors: Black, blue, red, red checkered, dun and indigo.

Comments: The breed is now being raised by a few breeders in the United States.

Seven steps must follows for Pigeon growing:
The requirements for pigeon breeding are simple, but they must be followed to be successful. There should be no relaxing or neglect at any time, for it is much easier to prevent trouble than to eliminate disease, parasites or vermin once these have occurred. A dry house with the inside protected from rain or snow.

1. Separate houses for mated pairs and odd birds.
2. A flypen, if the breed requires one that dries out easily.
3. A suitable feed ration protected from contamination.
4. A suitable mineral ration protected from contamination.
5. Water suitable for human consumption protected from contamination.
6. Suitable nesting materials.
If any one of the seven is neglected, trouble of some sort will eventually occur.

References: Wendell Mitchell Levi (1891-1976), accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.

Syrian Swift Pigeon Pictures gallery




French Bagdad Pigeon Origin Description Size Ornaments Colors Comment Caring and Pictures gallery Information.


Origin: France. This is the French version of the original Middle Eastern Bagdad. More than 200 years ago France had six or more varieties of Bagdads, which probably arose from various crosses with other French breeds. Today, all but the present type of Bagdad seem to have disappeared.

Description: This Bagdad is also a long bird with hard, tight feathers. As its picture shows, it has long legs and an exceedingly long neck. Its head, eye cares, and beak wattles are more refined than those of its English and Moravian cousins; its tail is carried horizontally; its eyes are pearl, except in whites, where they are dark.

Size: Large. Standard weights of La Societe Nationale de Colombirulture, 1964, are 700 to 900 grams (25 to 3 ounces).

Ornaments: It is plain-headed and clean-legged. It has no ornaments.

Colors: Selfs in black, red, yellow, and white; blue, checkered and grizzled.

Comment: lt is very rare, with but a few specimens in the United States, mostly in California.

Seven steps must follows for Pigeon growing:
The requirements for pigeon breeding are simple, but they must be followed to be successful. There should be no relaxing or neglect at any time, for it is much easier to prevent trouble than to eliminate disease, parasites or vermin once these have occurred. A dry house with the inside protected from rain or snow.

1. Separate houses for mated pairs and odd birds.
2. A flypen, if the breed requires one that dries out easily.
3. A suitable feed ration protected from contamination.
4. A suitable mineral ration protected from contamination.
5. Water suitable for human consumption protected from contamination.
6. Suitable nesting materials.
If any one of the seven is neglected, trouble of some sort will eventually occur.

References: Wendell Mitchell Levi (1891-1976), accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.

French Bagdad Pigeon Pictures gallery


Steinheim Bagdad Pigeon Origin Description Size Ornaments Colors Comment Caring and Pictures gallery Information.

Origin: Germany. This little-known breed is said to have arisen from free matings of the French and Nuremberg Bagdads with native pigeons from the vicinity of Great and Little Steinheim near Frankfurt (on Main), Germany. The inhabitants of this region raised them for squabs for table use and only since the 1920’s or possibly somewhat earlier have they become an exhibition bird as well.

Description: The Steinheim Bagdad has long wings and tail, but its legs are considerably shorter than those of the Carrier and Scandaroon.


Size: Large, weighing about 24 ounces. It is usually given free range to seek its own food, and its long wings and tail serve well for that purpose.

Ornaments: It is plain-headed and clean-legged.

Colors: White, black, red, yellow, blue (barred and barless), “blue silver” (which is probably barred brown), and lark.

Comment: The author does not remember ever having seen this breed.

Seven steps must follows for Pigeon growing:
The requirements for pigeon breeding are simple, but they must be followed to be successful. There should be no relaxing or neglect at any time, for it is much easier to prevent trouble than to eliminate disease, parasites or vermin once these have occurred. A dry house with the inside protected from rain or snow.

1. Separate houses for mated pairs and odd birds.
2. A flypen, if the breed requires one that dries out easily.
3. A suitable feed ration protected from contamination.
4. A suitable mineral ration protected from contamination.
5. Water suitable for human consumption protected from contamination.
6. Suitable nesting materials.
If any one of the seven is neglected, trouble of some sort will eventually occur.

References: Wendell Mitchell Levi (1891-1976), accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.

Steinhein Bagdad Pigeon Pictures gallery