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Magpie
Magpie pigeon.jpg
Conservation Status Common
Classification
US Breed Group Fancy

The Magpie is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] Magpies, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). The original Magpie was one of the old tumbler varieties, coming via Germany from Denmark about 1900.[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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