Dragoon Pigeons

A Dragoon Pigeon
Photo courtesy of Chuck Oshaben

The large wattle above the beak is characteristic of this old English breed of pigeon. A good Dragoon will show wattle only on the upper beak. It carries the blood of the Tumbler and the Horseman, an extinct English breed. The beak is stout and quite blunt. The head sits erect on a wedge-shaped body. Common colors are white, blue-bar, dun, red, yellow and blue check.

Dragoons are excellent parents and rear many young over their lifetimes.

A Dragoon's head and that bird with a friend
Photos © Benny Chai

Another Dragoon
Photo courtesy of Chuck Oshaben



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