The Parlor Roller pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from United Kingdom. It is actually from Scotland and was developed over many years of selective breeding.
This breed and all other varieties of domesticated pigeons, all are descendants from the rock pigeon.
The Parlor Roller pigeon breed is known for it’s unique, involuntary, performance of turning somersaults on the ground.
The breed is considered to be further development form the Parlor Tumbler pigeon. However, read some more information about the breed below.
Parlor Roller Pigeon Appearance
Parlor Roller pigeon is an average sized bird with beautiful and unique appearance. It comes in two types: Parlor or Ground Tumblers and the Parlor Roller.
The Parlor or Ground Tumblers do one or two somersaults, coming to land squarely on their feet.
But the Parlor Roller performs a continuous backward roll in one direction. And the Parlor Rollers are good for distance competitions. Photo and information from Wikipedia.
This pigeon is mainly used for show purpose, but the breed is also good for raising as pets.
The Parlor Roller pigeon is a very active and hardy breed of domesticated pigeon. These birds usually lose the ability to fly well after they reach maturity.
Although it is usually grouped in the Flying/Sporting group of pigeons by the fanciers in the United States. This is because parlor roller competitions are based almost solely on the distance that the animal rolls on the ground and the appearance of the animal is a secondary consideration.
They are also very good for raising as pets. Review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||Parlor Roller|
|Breed Purpose||Show, ornamental, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful, very hardy and active, excellent for show, good for raising as pets, also good for ornamental purpose, lose ability to fly after reaching maturity|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|