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This is a general question, not intended for a specific breed of pigeon or color or anything. I'm just wondering what you consider to be a pretty pigeon. I find that I often like my multi-colored mixed birds better than some "standard show birds" but that's just me.

If you have a picture of a bird you think is pretty that would be great.
 

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Interesting colors are pretty, as well as interesting ornaments. I think just about every pigeon is pretty, LOL :p Good quality racers/homers also catch my eye. Which means even boring colors like blue bars and checks can be beautiful!

I'll find some pictures on Google of pretty pigeons :)
 

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Well, my computer is being really slow so no pictures for right now. May take some pics of my own pretty birds later :)

But here's some stuff I think is pretty.

Colors:
I LOVE Andalusian and Indigo
Frill Stencil
LOVE Ice
Piebald/splashed/white flights/baldhead
Undergrizzle/Grizzle
Opal
Reduced
Bronze
Mosaics are very pretty!
Basically anything out of the ordinary.

Muffed birds! I really like the long muffs but little grouse legs are cute too!

Breeds:
Like I said, racing homers can be very attractive when in good health/quality. Show type Racing Homers are also pretty (not the same thing as ASR's).
Ice Pigeons/Swiss Crescents (Ice coloration and muffs!)
Indian Fantails - I don't like the huge, loose-feathered, bulky birds. I like the tighter fitting feathers.
Lebanons
Lahores
English Carriers
Lucernes
Hungarians (not to be confused with Giant Hungarian House Pigeons)
Toy Modenas are adorable
Norwich Croppers/Pigmy Pouters
Baldhead Birmingham Rollers (show type is adorable and flying type is also pretty)
West of England Tumblers
And so much more!

Pearl eyes are very pretty to me. Especially on a pretty bird. White eyes are kinda creepy but cool. Bull eyes look nice on white pigeons especially, and on others where it just "fits".


The only things I think are ugly, are Naked Necks...and almost no beaks are ugly (I mean like show type Oriental Frills - literally, no beak at a glance). Double-crested/nasal crested birds can be ugly depending on the breed.
 

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Not sure if I would call this one pretty, so much as beautiful. An all-black American Fantail. (Might be picking up a mated pair this weekend!)

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Question for Becky - the mated pair I'm thinking of getting have laid eggs in the past, but the current owner has pulled the eggs due to lack of space. Is it likely that these birds will raise all-black babies?
 

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I have, What I consider Many Pretty Birds... Yellow & Red, Whitesides, Cologne Tumblers & Tipplers... But I consider this Photo of one of my Young Tipplers w/a Straw in its beak to be "Pretty Cute"...!!!

 

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Not sure if I would call this one pretty, so much as beautiful. An all-black American Fantail. (Might be picking up a mated pair this weekend!)

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Question for Becky - the mated pair I'm thinking of getting have laid eggs in the past, but the current owner has pulled the eggs due to lack of space. Is it likely that these birds will raise all-black babies?
Isn't this one a black Indian fantail ?
 

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Not sure if I would call this one pretty, so much as beautiful. An all-black American Fantail. (Might be picking up a mated pair this weekend!)

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ptras, that bird isn't pretty........................That bird is beautiful.
 

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Isn't this one a black Indian fantail ?
I don't know. I don't know much about fantails. The seller picked up the pair last year at a pigeon expo in Rhode Island. The seller told him they were American Fantails. I personally don't know what the difference is between American and Indian Fantails.
 

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To me the most beautiful pigeon is the one I just can't afford, but want.

Perhaps with next year will bring me a winner, then I'm sure that will be the most beautiful pigeon in the world.
 

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American Fans don't have the knot on top of the head, and they don't have the feathered feet. They have bare legs. So I'd say it was an Indian Fan. I love the black.
 

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American Fans don't have the knot on top of the head, and they don't have the feathered feet. They have bare legs. So I'd say it was an Indian Fan. I love the black.
Whether Indian or American, I still think it is a beautiful bird. Think it's worth $35.00 for a mated pair? (Driving distance so no shipping costs!)
 

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Definitely worth that and more. He's beautiful.
 

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To me the most beautiful pigeon is the one I just can't afford, but want.

Perhaps with next year will bring me a winner, then I'm sure that will be the most beautiful pigeon in the world.
:) you got that right.. but ALLL of mine are pretty :D, love the black indian fantail on here too, yes they are indian fantails i used to raise them and know them by heart, good luck with the pair $35 you scored for sure, and depending on what their parents, grandparents looked like you could end up with different colors in each clutch ;)
 

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These birds are not mine. However, I have reserved a yellow pair from the owner of these birds. These will be one set of yellow parents. I don't have a picture of the others. They are by far my favorite bird and I think they are beautiful. I will have them in the fall :D

But I think most pigeons are beautiful :rolleyes:
 

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These birds are not mine. However, I have reserved a yellow pair from the owner of these birds. These will be one set of yellow parents. I don't have a picture of the others. They are by far my favorite bird and I think they are beautiful.

But I think most pigeons are beautiful :rolleyes:
They are beautiful. Good luck with them when you get them. You'll have to post pics. I love the black ones.
 

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These birds are not mine. However, I have reserved a yellow pair from the owner of these birds. These will be one set of yellow parents. I don't have a picture of the others. They are by far my favorite bird and I think they are beautiful. I will have them in the fall :D

But I think most pigeons are beautiful :rolleyes:
i do have a question, with their feathers being curly can they fly? i have never seen them in person so i was wondering :)
 

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Frillbacks can fly, but not very well. They are very vulnerable to other birds (hawks) because they fly very slow, and only for short distances.

I have seen them with open aviaries, flying around, but never very far :D

I do like the blacks as well, but the yellows were my favorite. I found plenty of red grizzles, a few blacks and blue grizzles, and a hundred whites. I have so far only found 3 people with pure breeder yellows in all of my searching. :eek:
 

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They are very pretty in the yellow.
 
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