Valencian Figurita

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Valencian Figurita
Valencian Figurita, dun color

The Valencian Figurita is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.[1] It originated in Valencia, Spain hundreds of years ago and is the smallest (4-6 ounces) of the many fancy pigeon breeds. The breed is promoted by the Valencian Figurita and Italian Owl Club (https://sites.google.com/site/figuritaanditalianowlclub/) in the United States, by the Figurita Club Nederland (http://www.figurita.nl/) in the Netherlands, and by the Figurita-Movchen-Club Deutschland (http://www.figurita-club.de/) in Germany. Valencian Figuritas are bred in the colors black, red, yellow, silver, blue, white, dun, ash-red, and blue and red grizzle. It also appears in the patterns bar, check, and spread.

Valencian Figuritas, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants of the rock pigeon (Columba livia). The Figurita is known for its small size, angular-shaped head, frilled chest feathers, and perky disposition.

Origin[edit]

This ancient breed originated in Valencia, Spain.[2]

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References[edit]

  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.