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Dragoon
Dragoon pigeon.jpg
Conservation Status Common
Classification
US Breed Group Fancy
Notes
At one time, the most popular breed of pigeon kept in the UK.

The Dragoon is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] Dragoons, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). The Dragoon was one of the breeds used in the development of the Racing Homer.[1] A very old breed of British origin, referred to by Moore (1735).[2]

References

  1. ^ a b 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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