Details Information about Pappatacci or Spanish Primitive Jacobin Pigeon - Encyclopedia of Bird Kingdom


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Details Information about Pappatacci or Spanish Primitive Jacobin Pigeon

Pappatacci or Spanish Primitive Jacobin Pigeon origin description size ornaments colors comment caring and pictures gallery:
Origin: An Aegean Sea country: Greece, Cyprus or Crete, then brought to the province of Catalonia in Spain. Pappatacci is a Greek word meaning "arrangement of hairs" and by extension, "a wig." Pappatacci is a word foreign to the language of the Catalonians. From 1302-1313 the Catalonians ruled Athens, Greece, by conquest and presumably brought home this breed, as conquerors have done throughout history. In 650 years the Catalonians have apparently never changed the name nor tried "to improve" the breed. Cortes (1613) described the breed as did other Spanish authors of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Description: It is a fancy breed. Its head and neck ornaments leave the head and eye uncovered; the bird has vision in all directions and is not inconvenienced for flight. Its body feathers are long, soft and loose. Its primaries and rectrices are long, the flights carried upon the tail. This breed differs from the Old Dutch Capuchine, whose body is short, with tight, firm plumage. All that the two apparently have in common are their head and neck ornaments.

Size: Small, average weight 310 to 340 grams.

Ornaments: It has a primitive or incomplete, hood and chain compared with those of the Jacobin of today and is bred clean-legged or muffed.

Colors: All colors exist with mottled and splashed the most common. Its eye is red or orange in colored birds, bull in whites. Its eye cere is red but narrow and not conspicuous.
Comment: This breed is becoming rare in Spain and so far as known it does not exist 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.
  1. A dry house with the inside protected from rain or snow.
  2. Separate houses for mated pairs and odd birds.
  3. A flypen, if the breed requires one that dries out easily.
  4. A suitable feed ration protected from contamination.
  5. A suitable mineral ration protected from contamination.
  6. Water suitable for human consumption protected from contamination.
  7. Suitable nesting materials.
If any one of the seven is neglected, trouble of some sort will eventually occur.

References: Encyclopedia of Pigeon breeds by Wendell Mitchell Levi, accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.

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