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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Budapest Tumbler Pigeon

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The Budapest Tumbler Pigeon is a fairly recent breed developed in the late 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. They were originally bred for highflying, but now they are primarily bred for showroom competition. They are lively little birds and usually only weigh about four to six ounces. The most prominent feature of this pegion breed is its head. It is wide and short with the width and length being of the same dimensions, forming a "V" down to the wattle. The back of the head is sharply marked upward, forming three corners. The beak, while being short and thick, is straight set. The large eyes are pearl in color, with thick ceres almost frog like. Black ceres are called for in the black beak variety, and flesh colored in the white beak variety. The neck is long and slightly arched, with the wing butts carried slightly outwards.

This feature, along with its long legs, gives the bird the expression of a stork. The Budapest has an erect station, standing high on its toes. In the black beak variety they are bred in blue, black, grizzle, and stork. In the white beak variety, they are bred in black, dun, red, yellow, white, ash red, blue, silver, and checker. The white flighted and heart back (Gansel) marked birds are bred in the same colors.



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