Danzig Highflyer

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Danzig Highflier
Danzig highflier(red self).jpg
Red self Danzig Highflier
Conservation status Common
Country of origin Poland
Classification
US Breed Group high-flying
EE Breed Group Tumbler and Highflyer
Pigeon
Columba livia

The Danzig Highflyer is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] Danzig Highflyers, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the rock pigeon (Columba livia). There are two major variates of the Danzig Highflyer: ones that are bred for show, and others as pets for flying.

Cream


History[edit]

It is thought this breed had its origin in the vicinity of Danzig (now Gdansk) in 1807. Other sources point to the ancient province of Galacia-Poland[2]

See also[edit]

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.