The Intense Life of the ‘Carrier Pigeon’

Essentially a Homing pigeon with further training, the Carrier Pigeon has historically led a very intriguing life. Living a life of servitude, this pigeon has been trained to fly between two destinations reliably and without failure. With the advent of tiny backpacks that can be strapped to the back of carrier pigeons, these little birds…

White Pigeon

The White Pigeon is often known as the release dove for events such as weddings or sporting events. While it looks very much like a dove, the White Pigeon is a specialty breed of homing pigeon. Whereas releasing a large number of doves into the air during events is likely to strand hundreds of doves…

Tumbler Pigeon

The Tumbler Pigeon is a direct descendant of the Rock Dove, and has been a domestic breed of pigeon that has been one of the favorites for centuries. One of the popular breeds at pigeon shows, the Tumbler Pigeon is aptly named for its ability to “tumble” while it is flying. This means that it…

Wood Pigeon

The Wood Pigeon is a wild pigeon that can be found mostly in colder climates such as Northern Europe and within the Asiatic Range. While its colouring may somewhat resemble the more familiar “park pigeon” a closer look will provide the evidence that this is a different breed of pigeon altogether. It is devoid of…

Pigeon Breeds

The list of pigeon breeds is seemingly endless. Domesticated pigeon breeds create over half of the more than 600 various types of pigeons found around the world. Most of the domestic pigeon breeds are bred for show and ornamental purposes. A few are bred for homing or stock purposes. Pigeon breeds vary mostly by color,…