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Modena Schietti.jpg
Conservation Status Common
US Breed Group Fancy
EE Breed Group Hen Pigeons
Originally a flying breed now bred solely for exhibition.

The Modena is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] Modenas along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia).

The breed comes in many different colors in two main varieties, Gazzi and Schietti. Gazzi is a pied marking with the head and portion of the throat, the wings and the tail colored and the rest of the bird being white. Schietti's are non-pied.[1]


The breed is of Italian origin and derives its name from the city of Modena where it was first bred centuries ago.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0853900132.  

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