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Danish Suabian
Danish suabien(black - sortsvaber).jpg
Conservation Status Common
Classification
US Breed Group Fancy

The Danish Suabian is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] Danish Suabians, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). The breed comes in Silver, Blue, Mealy, Black, Red, Yellow and is either plain-head or peak crested.

Origins

Suabians are thought to have been developed in France and Holland from the laced Starling and imported to Denmark around 1840.[2]

References

  1. ^ Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0853900132.  
  2. ^ Seymour, Rev. Colin (Ed)(2006) Australian Fancy Pigeons National Book of Standards.

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