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French Mondain
French mondain(mealie).jpg
Conservation Status Common
Country of origin France
Classification
US Breed Group Utility
Notes
The breed name "Mondain" derives from Monde which means "earthy". This is a reference to the Earth bound nature of this breed.

The French Mondain is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] French Mondains, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). Originally developed in France as a Utility pigeon.[2]

American and European styles

The French Mondain is available in two different styles. The American and European French Mondain are actually different breeds that share the same name.[2]

References

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

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