Oriental Frill

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Oriental Frill
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Oriental Frill (Blondinette)
Conservation status Common
US Breed Group Fancy
EE Breed Group Frill and Owl Pigeons

The Oriental Frill is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] It is originally a Turkish pigeon breed specially bred for the Ottoman Sultans in the Manisa Palace, Turkey. Manisa is an old Ottoman city in western Turkey. It is called Hünkari: the bird of the Sultans in its homeland. The variety is divided into several variations in color and markings with Blondinettes and Satinettes being the most common.[2]

The original form is still being preserved as the Old Fashioned Oriental Frill.


  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.

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