American Show Racer Pigeon Characteristics & Uses

The American Show Racer pigeon is a breed of domestic pigeon from United States. It is also known by some other names such as Show Pen Racer and Show Racer, and nicknamed as the ‘Bird of Dignity‘.

It began in the early 1950s with the finest Racing Homers, selectively bred for their breed type.

And it is one of several exhibition pigeon breeds that have been developed from the Racing Homer Pigeon.

The American Show Pen Racer Club was formed in 1952, although the word ‘Pen’ was eventually dropped from the name. Read some more information about this beautiful pigeon breed below.

American Show Racer Pigeon Appearance

The American Show Racer pigeon is a large breed of domesticated pigeons. It has a very beautiful appearance with many colors. It can come in a variety of colors. Average body height of these birds is around 13.4 inches.

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And average live body weight of the mature American Show Racer pigeon is about 400 to 670 grams. Photo and info from RightPet and Wikipedia.

Uses

This pigeon breed is raised for both show and utility (Form) purposes.

Special Notes

Figure of the American Show Racer pigeon always conveys a sense of steadiness and sturdiness. It is relatively calm in nature and very good for showing purpose.

It is also easy to tame and pretty good for raising as pets. Average lifespan of these birds is around 7-10 years.

However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.

Breed NameAmerican Show Racer
Other NameShow Pen Racer and Show Racer, and nicknamed as the ‘Bird of Dignity’
Breed PurposeExhibition, utility
Special NotesBeautiful birds, attractive appearance, very good for exhibition purpose, good for utility purpose, calm, easily tamed, good for raising as pets
Breed ClassLarge
WeightAbout 400-670 grams
Climate ToleranceAll climates
Flying AbilityGood
As PetsGood
ColorMany
RarityCommon
Country/Place of OriginUnited States

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