I contacted the breeder I got my Satinettes from in WI. I wanted to see if he was still breeding Sats, because once the loft is done...I for sure want a few yb again. Which BTW is coming up to be a hard search...a lot of people aren't breeding them right now or have stopped..or they just have older birds and want a ton for them.where did you hear about them? do you have and discription?
those do not look like chinese owls with a bad hair day, as she said. so I don't think those are them. hopefully she will get to know more about them without having to know russian.This is ancient Russian breed of high fliers lost in the beginning of the 19 century (екатеринбургские сизо-рябые высоколетные). There are several breeds descending from the original today Torzockie, Nikolaevskie, Sverdlovskie etc. These pictures and drawings are closest ones I could find. Unless your friend found some really rare breed, it may be that he has Sverdlovskie high fliers who originate from Ekatherininburg.
You may find interesting these links with pictures of Russian breeds.
By the way there are more than 200 breeds registered and originating from ex. USSR
P.S. Can you post a picture of your friend’s pigeons?
Sorry, George...with the new forum layout...I wasn't sure where to post it.SINCE this is not a genetic question would a moderator please move itGEORGE