Damascene Pigeons

a.k.a. Mahomets

A flock of Damascene Pigeons
Photo courtesy of Jason Mandich

The Damascene Pigeon originated somewhere in the Middle East, tho' exactly where is lost in the mists of time. Even in the 17th century it was regarded as an old breed. Its two most striking features are the dark plum eye ceres and its bright eyes.

Although it is an exhibition breed in modern times, they were developed for flight and still do best if they get a fair amount of flying exercise.

The Damascene is still a rare breed in the US.

Damascene Links:

An informative page on the Damascene

The Damascene breed standard

A closer shot of a Damascene
Photo courtesy of Jason Mandich

More Damascenes
Photos courtesy of Jason Mandich

A Damascene squab
Photo courtesy of Jason Mandich



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