Danzig Highflyer

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Danzig Highflier
Danzig highflier(red self).jpg
Red self Danzig Highflier
Conservation statusCommon
Country of originPrussia/Poland
US Breed Grouphigh-flying
EE Breed GroupTumbler and Highflyer

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.



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 Galicia-Poland[2]

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  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.