Carrier Pigeons

a.k.a. English Carriers

Two English Carriers
Photo courtesy of Jason Mandich

The large cere above the beak is one of the characteristics of this old English breed of pigeon. It is also one of the tallest of the pigeons, and should measure 17 1/2 to 18 1/2 inches in total length, with a long slender neck. It is a tight feathered bird, appearing smaller than it really is.

Although it was the first pigeon to be used in England to carry messages, today it exists solely as an exhibition bird. Carriers are found in Blue-barred, Black, Dun, Red, White and Yellow.

Carrier Links:

Here's a page on English Carriers in German and English

A page on Carriers from Hungary

Another shot of one of the birds above
Photo courtesy of Jason Mandich

A young English Carrier
Photo courtesy of Christian Cutajar



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