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ENGLISH CARRIER PIGEON

Origin

The English Carrier was developed in England by crossing together non-European breeds such as the Persian and Baghdad Carriers and the Pouter. By the mid-19th century the breed was said to have been perfected. Originally this pigeon was used for sending messages and is now strictly a show pigeon.

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ENGLISH CARRIER PIGEON <div id="idTab1" class="rte"> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Breed of English Carrier Pigeon:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Weighing about 20 to 23 ounces, this bird is strong, active, alert, and large in size. From the tip of the beak to the end of the tail its length is 17 ½ to 18 ½ inches, and from shoulder to shoulder it measures 4 ¾ to 5 inches. The English Carrier gives off a well-balanced appearance with the head help up high and the body erect. The feathers on its body are firm, abundant, and lustrous, and the wing and tail feathers are strong and well webbed.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Head</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The top of the skull is straight, narrow, and is leveled from the back to the base of the wattle.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Back and Shoulders</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The shoulders are powerful, wide and well filled out. The back is long and straight and slopes from the shoulders to rump.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Breast bone or Keel</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">It is long and straight with moderate depth.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Chest</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The chest is wide and full but does not protrude outwards.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Neck</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The neck is long, slender, and in proportion to the bird’s size. One of the most important characteristics of the English Carrier is the long length of the neck which is rather enhanced by the high station of the bird.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Legs and Feet</span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The legs are heavy boned, featherless below the knee joints, and of good length. The feet are large with well spread toes.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Beak and Wattle</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The beak is light flesh colored and has long and stout mandibles. The wattle has a rounding shape and is very hard and powdery white.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Eyes</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The eyes have a deep red or black/bull iris. The ceres are the same color as the wattle and are perfectly circular with very fine texture.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Color</span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Colors of the English Carrier pigeons include white, black, dun, blue bar, silver bar, red, yellow, brown, brown bar, grizzle, any color check, pied, and A.O.C.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Pair Cost</strong>: $300</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Additional shipping cost </strong>:$30.</span></p> </div>
$150.00

Breed of English Carrier Pigeon:

Weighing about 20 to 23 ounces, this bird is strong, active, alert, and large in size. From the tip of the beak to the end of the tail its length is 17 ½ to 18 ½ inches, and from shoulder to shoulder it measures 4 ¾ to 5 inches. The English Carrier gives off a well-balanced appearance with the head help up high and the body erect. The feathers on its body are firm, abundant, and lustrous, and the wing and tail feathers are strong and well webbed.

Head
The top of the skull is straight, narrow, and is leveled from the back to the base of the wattle.

Back and Shoulders
The shoulders are powerful, wide and well filled out. The back is long and straight and slopes from the shoulders to rump.

Breast bone or Keel
It is long and straight with moderate depth.

Chest
The chest is wide and full but does not protrude outwards.

Neck
The neck is long, slender, and in proportion to the bird’s size. One of the most important characteristics of the English Carrier is the long length of the neck which is rather enhanced by the high station of the bird.

Legs and Feet
The legs are heavy boned, featherless below the knee joints, and of good length. The feet are large with well spread toes.

Beak and Wattle
The beak is light flesh colored and has long and stout mandibles. The wattle has a rounding shape and is very hard and powdery white.

Eyes
The eyes have a deep red or black/bull iris. The ceres are the same color as the wattle and are perfectly circular with very fine texture.

Color
Colors of the English Carrier pigeons include white, black, dun, blue bar, silver bar, red, yellow, brown, brown bar, grizzle, any color check, pied, and A.O.C.

 

Pair Cost: $300

Additional shipping cost :$30.

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