Jacobin pigeon

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A Jacobin pigeon
Conservation statusCommon
Country of originIndia[1]
Feather ornamentationThe head ornament is a combination of three parts known as the hood, mane and chain.
Australian Breed GroupAsian feather and voice pigeons
US Breed GroupFancy pigeons
EE Breed GroupStructure pigeons
A popular exhibition breed.

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 of 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]

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  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.