The Australian Performing Tumbler pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon. As the name suggests, the breed is from Australia and was developed through selective breeding from original Tumbler Pigeon stocks.
It has been a popular flying variety in the past due to the rolling action, typical to the Tumbler varieties.
Earlier versions of these birds were quite good little performers in the air. Wendell Levi discusses the tumbling performance and several early Tumbler breeds in his book The Pigeon.
But today the breed is maintained mainly for exhibition purpose. And the breed was first developed for the show pen in the State of New South Wales, Australia.
Currently the Australian Performing Tumbler pigeon is a very popular show breed in the Australian States of Queensland and New South Wales.
And largest number of this breed can be found in these areas. A show standard was adopted by the Australian National Pigeon Association in 1991 and has now been upgraded further thanks largely to the efforts of Mr Max Van Geet and Mr Vaughan Kelly. Read some more information about this breed below.
Australian Performing Tumbler Pigeon Appearance
The Australian Performing Tumbler pigeon is a very beautiful breed of domestic pigeon. It is a medium faced bird with pearl eyes. They are clean legged and quite reminiscent of the old style English Long Faced Tumbler as seen in Levis book.
Head of this bird is rounded and it has a short cobby body. The breed appears in many color varieties. Photo and info from Wikipedia.
The Australian Performing Tumbler pigeon was actually a flying breed. But today, it is raised mainly for exhibition purpose.
The Australian Performing Tumbler pigeon is an excellent breed of domesticated pigeons. It is an excellent flying breed and previously used for flying purpose.
But today the breed is raised mainly for exhibition purpose. Along with raising for flying and exhibition purposes, the breed is also pretty good for raising as pets.
However, review full breed profile of the Australian Performing Tumbler pigeon in the following chart.
|Breed Name||Australian Performing Tumbler|
|Breed Purpose||Flying, exhibition, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, attractive appearance, active, strong, good for show or exhibition, good for raising as pets, good for flying|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Flying Ability||Very good|
|Country/Place of Origin||Australia|
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I am looking to buy some Australian Performing Tumblers. I previously had APT’s and Birmingham Rollers and bred squabbing pigeons to be processed.
My partner and I recently retired from breeding and successfully showing Exhibition Budgerigars.