The Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon. It is from Bohemia and Silesia, but some authorities say it is from Thuringia. This breed and other varieties of domesticated pigeons, all are descendants from the wild or feral rock pigeon. It is an exhibition breed, and actually a color sub variety of the Silesian Fairy Swallow pigeon.
The breed is said to have originated from a cross of the Silesian with a white plain headed German Trumpeter pigeon. Lynn F. Hummel, of Columbia, Missouri, Produced them from a cross of the Dresden Trumpeter pigeon with a barless Swallow. Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon is called the Tiger Swallow in the United States. Read some more information about this beautiful breed of domesticated pigeon below.
Bohemian Fairy Swallow Pigeon Appearance
The Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon is a medium sized bird with very beautiful appearance. It is similar in appearance to the Silesian Fairy Swallow pigeon. The breed is available mainly in black and red coloration. Plumage of their body is all white except for colored wings, colored frontal spot, and colored muffs. Their eyes are dark, and the upper beak is also dark. But the lower beak is light in color.
Average live body weight of the mature Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon is around 380-420 grams. Photo and info from Encyclopedia of Bird Kingdom and Wikipedia.
The Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon is raised mainly for show or exhibition purpose.
The Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon is a very beautiful bird with attractive appearance. It is usually calm and gentle in nature and is of very good behavior. Along with raising for show or exhibition purpose, the breed can also be very good for raising as pets. These birds require special care mainly because of their heavily feathered feet. However, review full breed profile of the Bohemian Fairy Swallow pigeon in the following chart.
Bohemian Fairy Swallow Pigeon | Breed Profile
|Breed Name||Bohemian Fairy Swallow|
|Breed Purpose||Exhibition, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, attractive appearance, good for raising as pets, very good for exhibition purpose, gentle, very good behavior|
|Breed Class||Small to medium|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||Mainly black and red variety|
|Country/Place of Origin||Bohemia and Silesia, but some authorities say it is from Thuringia|