The German Beauty Homer pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from Germany. It was developed over many years of selective breed, from German racing pigeons.
It was first developed around one hundred years ago in the early 1900s. It was created by the pigeon fanciers who were as interested in the form and beauty of the bird as it’s flying ability.
It was first called Schonheitsbrieftaube or Beauty Racing Homer and then Deutsche Schautaube or German Show Pigeon.
The Germans out crossed to the show Antwerp and the Show Homer. However, read some more information about this pigeon breed below.
German Beauty Homer Pigeon Appearance
German Beauty Homer pigeon is a medium-sized bird with horizontal carriage. It has a long neck and the breed is most noted for it’s semi-circular head and it’s strong beak with a lower mandible almost as large as the upper.
It’s neck is long but thinner. The tail is relatively long and horizontal, and the legs are much longer. The legs are clean and these birds are pain-headed.
This pigeon breed appears in many colors and patterns including self in black, grilled, barred, barless, checkered, white-barred, red, yellow and others.
Average live body weight of these pigeons is between 480 and 580 grams. Photo and info from Encyclopedia of Bird Kingdom and Wikipedia.
This pigeon is a flying breed and raised mainly for flying in it’s native area. But also used for exhibition purpose in the United States.
The German Beauty Homer pigeon is a very strong and hardy breed of domesticated pigeons. It is excellent flyers and mainly raised for flying purpose. But it is also good for exhibition purpose.
The breed is also good for raising as pets. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||German Beauty Homer|
|Other Name||It was first called Schonheitsbrieftaube or Beauty Racing Homer and then Deutsche Schautaube or German Show Pigeon|
|Breed Purpose||Flying, exhibition|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, strong and hardy, attractive appearance, excellent for exhibition purpose, good for flying purpose, good for raising as pets|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|Country/Place of Origin||Germany|