French Mondain

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French Mondain
French mondain(mealie).jpg
Mealy French Mondain
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.
Pigeon
Columba livia

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[edit]

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]

Mr Pieter AH Du Toit of Southern-Africa is currently the owner of the World Champion French Mondain Pigeon called Mufasa, who won the International Pigeon Award in Brussels, Belgium, in 2010; he is commonly known as the top breeder and expert of this breed across the globe. [2]

References[edit]

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

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