Barb pigeon

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Barb
Barb(black).jpg
Black Self Barb Pigeon
Conservation status Common
Classification
US Breed Group Fancy
Notes
A very old breed of domesticated pigeon which was extant in Shakespeare's day.
Pigeon
Columba livia

The Barb (also called the English Barb) is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] Barbs, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). This breed was referred to by Shakespeare.[2] It was also referred to with an illustration in Charles Darwin's Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0-85390-013-2. 
  2. ^ Seymour, Rev. Colin (Ed)(2006) Australian Fancy Pigeons National Book of Standards.

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