The Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl pigeon is a breed of domesticated fancy pigeon. It is called as Aachener Lackschildmövchen in German, and also known as Aachen Shield Owl pigeon.
The breed was originated from Germany and actually was developed over many years of selective breeding.
This breed and other varieties of domesticated pigeons all are descendants from the feral or wild rock pigeon. It is a pretty old breed and said to have existed before 1765.
Currently the Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl pigeon is common it’s native area Germany, but is very rare in the United States. Read some more information about this beautiful pigeon breed below.
Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl Pigeon Appearance
Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl pigeon is a small sized breed with very beautiful appearance. It is mainly plain-headed and is clean legged. The beak is short and appears similar to that of the Old Dutch Turbit.
These pigeons have a relatively small neck frill and also a gullet. The eyes are dark and the cere is of light color. It appears in a few color varieties, and said to be only black red and yellow.
Average live body weight of the mature birds is around 330 grams. Photo and info from Pigeon Fall and Wikipedia.
This pigeon is raised for both exhibition and ornamental purpose. It is also good for raising as pets.
The Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl pigeon is a very beautiful bird. Today it is raised mainly for exhibition purpose and also for ornamental purpose.
It has relatively good temperament and very good for raising as pets.
Currently it is common in it’s native area Germany, but is very rare in the United States. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the chart below.
|Breed Name||Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl|
|Other Name||Called as Aachener Lackschildmövchen in German, and also known as Aachen Shield Owl pigeon|
|Breed Purpose||Exhibition, ornamental, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, attractive appearance, very good for exhibition purpose, good for ornamental purpose, good behavior, good for raising as pets|
|Weight||Around 330 grams|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|Color||Black, red and yellow|
|Country/Place of Origin||Germany|