English Short-faced Tumbler

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English Short-faced Tumbler
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English Short-faced Tumbler
Conservation statusCommon
Other namesEnglish Short-face Tumbler[1]
US Breed GroupTumblers, rollers and high flyers[1]
EE Breed GroupTumbler and highflyer[2]
"Face" in the name of this breed refers to the distance from the centre of the eye to the corner of the mouth. Compare with the English Long-faced Tumbler.

The English Short-faced Tumbler[2] is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[3] English Short-faced Tumblers along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons are all descendants from the rock pigeon (Columba livia). The English Short-faced Tumbler is one of the oldest breeds referred to in John Moore's book [4] Columbarium: or, The pigeon-house; being an introduction to a natural history of tame pigeons, giving an account of the several species known in England, with the method of breeding them, their distempers and cures (London: J. Wilford, 1735).[5]

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  1. ^ a b Breeds from the NPA Standard: table of contents by group
  2. ^ a b EE-List of the breeds of fancy pigeons (ELFP) Archived 2013-04-15 at the Wayback Machine by the Section for Fancy pigeons of the European Association of Poultry-, Pigeon- and Rabbit-breeders, Revision 11; June 2012
  3. ^ Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0-85390-013-2.
  4. ^ Moore, John (1735). "Columbarium: Or, the Pigeon-house: Being an Introduction to a Natural History of Tame Pigeons. Giving an Account of the Several Species Known in England, with the Method of Breeding Them, Their Distempers and Cures".
  5. ^ Seymour, Colin (ed.); 2006; Australian Fancy Pigeons National Book of Standards.