French Mondain

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French Mondain
French mondain(mealie).jpg
Mealy French Mondain
Conservation status Common
Country of origin France
US Breed Group Utility
The breed name "Mondain" derives from Monde which means "earthy". This is a reference to the Earth bound nature of this breed.

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]

See also[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.