Jacobin (pigeon)

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Jacobin Pigeon.jpg
A jacobin pigeon at a pigeon show in Ipswich.
Conservation status Common
Country of origin India[1]
Feather ornamentation The head ornament is a combination of three parts known as the hood, mane and chain.
Australian Breed Group Asian feather and voice pigeons
US Breed Group Fancy pigeons
EE Breed Group Structure pigeons
A popular exhibition breed.
Columba livia

The Jacobin is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding that originated in Asia. [2] Jacobins, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). It is in the Asian feather and voice pigeon show group. The breed is known for its feathered hood over its head.[3]


  1. ^ Levi, Wendell (1965). Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. p. 195. ISBN 0-910876-02-9. 
  2. ^ Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0-85390-013-2. 
  3. ^ Seymour, Rev. Colin (Ed)(2006) Australian Fancy Pigeons National Book of Standards.

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