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BARB PIGEON

Origin in England, France and Germany.

The Barb is strictly an exhibition breed.The standard of the Barb-Carrier club provides 60 points for head & neck qualities.

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BARB PIGEON <div id="idTab1" class="rte"> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Origin</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This breed of fancy pigeon has been developed from selective breeding and isa descendant of the Rock Pigeon (Columba Livia). Barb Pigeons are a very old and unique breed; they were in England as early as the 16th century.The first Barbs were said to have been originated from the North African Barbary Coast.They were pointed out by Shakespeareand also mentioned in Charles Darwin’s book “Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">If one sees the early prints or records one will notice that the earliest Barbs had single peak crusts behind their head. However better quality birds without crests arrived in England through the south route of France.Strangely in Victorian times this feature was bred out in favor of better show specimens.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Breed</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The Barb Pigeons are named so because of their supposed place of origin. They are said to be closely related to the taller Carrier Pigeon.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Eyes</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">These interesting creatures have coral red ceres. The cere inside the eye is not very prominent in young pigeons; it takes up to two years to develop fully. It is astonishing that this gradual development of the eye tells us that these pigeons undergo three stages which are: youngster, yearling and adult, and two year old or above.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Beak</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">They have short, thick beaks which curiously resemble those of theBullfinch. It should be flesh colored.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Head</span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The head should be smooth and flat, with a full-ness at the back. The forehead should be broad and prominent.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Neck</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The neck is short and thin.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Breast</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The breast is very broad.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Tail and Flights</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The flights are quite long and they lie on each side of the tail.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Legs</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Barbs should have clean and short legs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Color</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The Barb Pigeon is found in self-colors only which are black, red, yellow, dun, and white. A rare color to be seen is blue.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Pair Cost: <strong>$</strong>250</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Additional shipping cost: <strong>$</strong>25</strong></span></p> </div>
$125.00

Origin

This breed of fancy pigeon has been developed from selective breeding and isa descendant of the Rock Pigeon (Columba Livia). Barb Pigeons are a very old and unique breed; they were in England as early as the 16th century.The first Barbs were said to have been originated from the North African Barbary Coast.They were pointed out by Shakespeareand also mentioned in Charles Darwin’s book “Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication”.

If one sees the early prints or records one will notice that the earliest Barbs had single peak crusts behind their head. However better quality birds without crests arrived in England through the south route of France.Strangely in Victorian times this feature was bred out in favor of better show specimens.

Breed

The Barb Pigeons are named so because of their supposed place of origin. They are said to be closely related to the taller Carrier Pigeon.

Eyes
These interesting creatures have coral red ceres. The cere inside the eye is not very prominent in young pigeons; it takes up to two years to develop fully. It is astonishing that this gradual development of the eye tells us that these pigeons undergo three stages which are: youngster, yearling and adult, and two year old or above.

Beak
They have short, thick beaks which curiously resemble those of theBullfinch. It should be flesh colored.

Head
The head should be smooth and flat, with a full-ness at the back. The forehead should be broad and prominent.

Neck
The neck is short and thin.

Breast
The breast is very broad.

Tail and Flights
The flights are quite long and they lie on each side of the tail.

Legs
Barbs should have clean and short legs.

Color
The Barb Pigeon is found in self-colors only which are black, red, yellow, dun, and white. A rare color to be seen is blue.

Pair Cost: $250

Additional shipping cost: $25

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