Best Pigeon Breeds For Raising As Pets & For Business

There are hundreds of pigeon breeds available throughout the world. Some of these breeds are domestic and some are feral or wild breeds.

However, the pigeons and doves are members of the bird family Columbidae. But the pigeons are tend to be larger in size than the doves.

Although some pigeons can be slightly smaller than the doves. Some pigeons are raised for show or exhibition purpose, some are raised for flying purpose, a few breeds are raised for ornamental purpose.

Some pigeon breeds are raised as pets, and some breeds are raised for general or utility purpose for the production of food. Most of the domestic breeds of pigeon are descendants from the rock pigeon, which is a feral species.

Common Pigeon Breeds

However, here we have listed the most common breeds of domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica).

Aachen Lacquer Shield OwlGermany
African OwlTunisia
American Domestic Show FlightUnited States
American Show RacerUnited States
Ancient TumblerIndia
ArchangelDalmatia or Illyria
Armenian TumblerArmenia
Australian Performing TumblerAustralia
Australian Saddleback TumblerAustralia
BarbUnited Kingdom
Belgian RingbeaterBelgium
Berlin Long Faced TumblerGermany
Bohemian Fairy SwallowBohemia and Silesia
Bokhara TrumpeterUnknown
Brunner PouterCzech Republic
Budapest HighflyerHungary
CarneauFrance
Chinese OwlIndia
Coburg LarkGermany
Crested SoultzFrance
DamasceneSyria
Danish SuabianDenmark
Danish TumblerDenmark
Danzig HighflyerPoland
DragonUnited Kingdom
Dresden TrumpeterGermany
Dutch CropperNetherlands
Egyptian SwiftEgypt
English CarrierUnited Kingdom
English Long-Faced TumblerUnited Kingdom
English PouterUnited Kingdom
English Short-Faced TumblerUnited Kingdom
English TrumpeterUnited Kingdom, United States
FantailIndia
Felegyhaza TumblerHungary
French MondainFrance
FrillbackUnknown
Galatz RollerRomania
German Beauty HomerGermany
German ModenaGermany
German NunGermany
HelmetGermany
Holle CropperNetherlands
HomingMany,depending on the variety
IceGermany
Indian FantailIndia
Indian GolaIndia
Iranian Highflying TumblerIran
Italian OwlItaly
JacobinIndia
KingUnited States
Komorner TumblerAustria or Hungary
LahorePakistan
Lucerne Gold CollarSwitzerland
English MagpieUnited Kingdom
ModenaItaly
Norwich CropperNetherlands
NunEurope
Old Dutch CapuchineNetherlands
Old Dutch TumblerNetherlands
Old German CropperGermany
Old German OwlGermany
Old Fashioned Oriental FrillTurkey
Oriental FrillTurkey
Oriental RollerUnited Kingdom
Parlor RollerUnited Kingdom
Pigmy PouterUnited Kingdom
Polish HelmetPoland
RockFeral
Racing HomerBelgium
Reversewing PouterGermany
Saxon Fairy SwallowGermany
Saxon MonkGermany
Saxon ShieldGermany
Saxon SpotGermany
ScandaroonGermany
Schmalkalden MoorheadGermany
Serbian HighflyerSerbia
Shiraz TumblerIran
South German ShieldGermany
Stargard ShakerGermany
StarlingGermany
Stralsund HighflyerGermany
StrasserAustria
Sverdlovsk Blue-Gray Mottle-HeadedUnited Kingdom
Szegedin HighflyerHungary
TipplerUnited Kingdom
TumblerMany,depending on the variety
TurbitUnited Kingdom
Ural Striped ManedRussia
Ukrainian SkycutterUkraine
Voorburg Shield CropperNetherlands
Valencian FiguritaSpain
Vienna HighflyerAustria
West of England TumblerUnited Kingdom

Full List of Pigeon Breeds

Here is the full list of all pigeon breeds, which are available throughout the world. Some of these pigeon breeds are highly available, some are rare and some are extinct.

List of All Pigeon Breeds

A

Austrian White TailAsiatic Crack Tumbler
Austrian Magpie CropperArmenian Tumbler
Austrian FisherAgrovien White Tail
Australian Saddleback TumblerArchangel White
Australian Performing TumblerArchangel
Arad TumblerArad Barred Highflyer
Arabian TrumpeterApatin Tumbler
Antwerp SemerieAntwerp
Apatin TumblerAncient Tumbler
Anatolian OwlAmsterdam Beard Tumbler
American StrasserAmerican Show Racer
American RollerAmerican Modern Flight
American Giant RuntAmerican Giant Tumbler
American Giant HomerAmerican Flying Tumbler
American Flying FlightAmerican Flying Baldhead
American Bohemian PouterAltenburg Trumpeter
Alsace CropperAlpine Swift
AgaranAfrican Owl
Abu Abse-DewlapAargau Peak
Aachen Lacquer Shield OwlAachen Cropper

B

Backa Longbeak TumblerBursa Tumbler
Bulgarian White Shield RollerBulgarian Shield Owl
Bukarest Black Hanging Flight TumblerBuga
Budapest WhitesideBudapest Whiteflight Highflyer
Budapest Stork Marked Muffed TumblerBudapest Shortbeak
Budapest Muffed TumblerBudapest Kiebitz
Budapest Highflier (Potli)Budapest Colored
Buda Grizzle Budapest Short Face TumblerBucharest Show Tumbler
Bucharest Ciung HighflyerBrunner Pouter
Brod TumblerBriver Blackhead
British Show RacerBreslau Tumbler
Bremen TumblerBotosani Tumbler
Boston Blue TumblerBorino
Bokhara TumblerBokhara Trumpeter
Bohemian TumblerBohemian Trumpeter
Bohemian Tiger SwallowBohemian Steller Cropper
BohemianBohemian Ice Cropper
Bohemian Fairy SwallowBohemian Cropper
Bohemian BagdadBlue Tumbler of Cluj
Blue SovaterBlagodar Tumbler
Birmingham RollerBijeljina Roller
Bihac RollerBialostocka Krymka Tumbler
Bernhardin MagpieBerne White Tail
Berne TigerheadBerne Ribbon Tail
Berne Peak CrestedBerne Lark
Berne HalfbeakBerne Gugger
Bernburg TrumpeterBerlin Short-Faced Tumbler
Berlin Muffed TumblerBerlin Medium-Faced Tumbler
Berlin Long-Faced TumblerBergen Tumbler
BergamascoBenesov
Belgian RingbeaterBelgian Tumbler
Belgian HighflyerBelgian Homer de Lige
Beak-Crested JacobinBavarian Highflyer
Bavarian CropperBasra Dewlap
Baska TumblerBarbet of Liege
Barbarisi OwlBango
BarbBaku Boinije
Baja Tumbler 

C

Czech TrumpeterCzech Muffed Tumbler
Czech Ice PouterCzech Bagdad
CumuletCsepel Tumbler
Criador LusitanoCrested Soultz
Crested PicardCrescent
Craiova Chestnutbrown TumblerCologne Tumbler
Colillano CropperCoburg Lark
Cluj-Napoca TumblerCluj-Napoca Roller
Cluj-Napoca BlueClean Legged Spot Swallow
Clean Legged Fullhead SwallowChorrera
Chistopolian High-flyingChinese Tumbler
Chinese OwlChinese Flying
Central Asiatic RollerCauchois
Catalonian Head and Neck TumblerCatalan Tumbler
CarrierCarneau
Canario CropperCambalhota Portugues
Cakal Roller 

D

Dutch HighflyerDutch Helmet
Dutch Curled CropperDutch Cropper
Dutch Beauty HomerDresden Trumpeter
DragonDonek
Domino FrillDomestic Show Flight
DolapciDobrudshan Roller
Denizli BangosuDebrecin Roller
Danzig HighflyerDanish Tumbler
Danish SuabianDanish Jacobin
Danish CropperDamascene

E

Exhibition HomerExhibition Flying Tippler
Escampadissa TumblerErlau Tumbler
English TrumpeterEnglish Show Tippler
English Show HomerEnglish Short-Faced Tumbler
English PouterEnglish Owl
English NunEnglish Magpie
English Long-Faced TumblerEnglsih Fantail
English Exhibition HomerEnglish Carrier
English BarbElster Purzler
Elster CropperElbing Whitehead Tumbler
Eisk Double Crested TumblerEichbuhl
Egyptian SwiftEgyptian Frill
Echterding ColorEast Prussian Tumbler

F

FrillbackFrench Tumbler
French ScottobancaFrench Pouter
French OwlFrench Mondain
French Krymka TumblerFrench Highflyer
French BagdadFranconian Velvet Shield
Franconian TrumpeterFranconian Toy Self
Franconian MagpieFranconian Field
Franconian BagdadFork-Tailed
Flying TipplerFlying Saddle Homer
Flying Performing RollerFlying Oriental Roller
FlorentineFlanders Smerle
Fish Eye RollerField Pigeon
Felegyhaza TumblerFat Shan Blue
Fantail 

G

Gumbinnen Whitehead TumblerGroninger Slenke
Griwuni TumblerGranadino Pouter
Gorguero CropperGola
Goeteborg TumblerGimpel
GierGiant Show Runt
Giant Mallorquina RuntGiant Homer
Giant American CrestGhent Owl
Ghent CropperGerman Show Tippler
German Shield OwlGerman Nun
German ModenaGerman Long-Faced Tumbler
German Forktail TrumpeterGerman Double Crested Trumpeter
German Colortail OwlGerman Beauty Homer
German Beak Crested TrumpeterGerman Barb
Georgian KuduliGeorgian White Tailed
Georgian SizaghraniGeorgian Black Tailed
Georgian Yellow TailedGeorgian Red Tailed
Genuine HomerGelderland Slenke
GascogneGarden Fantail
Galatz RollerGaditano Pouter

H

HyacinthHuppe Picard
Hungarian Short-BeakHungarian Magpie-Tumbler
Hungarian HighflyerHungarian Giant Pouter
Hungarian GiantHungarian Fantail
Hungarian Egri TumblerHungarian Darkstorked Highflyer
Hungarian CropperHungarian Buga
Hungarian Beauty HomerHungarian
Horseman PouterHoming
Holle CroperHollander
Hodmezovasarhelyer Show Crest TumblerHindi Fantail
Hessian PouterHelmet Pigeons
Haskow Colorhead TumblerHarzburg Trumpeter
Hannover TumblerHana Pouter
Hamedan Highflyer SaxonHamburg Tumbler
Hamburg StickenHamburg Schimmel
Hamburg HelmetHague Highflyer

I

Italian SottobancaItalian Owl
Irish Flying TumblerIran Roller
Iranian HighflierC.I.A Pigeon
Indian Pearl HighflierIndian Mondain
Indian GolaIndian Fantasy
Indian FantailIce

J

Jiennense CropperJewel Mondain
Jerezano PouterJassy Tumbler
Jacobin 

K

Krasnodar TumblerKrakow Magpie
Kosice TumblerKosice Roller
Koros TumblerKonstanza Tumbler
Kmorn TumblerKoenigsberg Reinaugen Tumbler
Koenigsberg MoorheadKoenigsberg Colored Head Tumbler
Kiskunfelegyhaza TumblerKing
Kiev TumblerKelebek
Kecskemet TumblerKazan Tumbler
KatalKassel Tumbler
Karakand FantailKaluga Tumbler

L

Luttich OwlLuster
Lusatian TumblerLugoj Roller
Lucerne White TailLucerne Tigerhead
Lucerne ShieldLucerne Self
Lucerne Gold CollarLucerne Elmer
Lucerne Cropper CollarLow Silesian Muffed Tumbler
Lower Bavarian CropperLotan
Lome TumblerLimerick Tumbler
Lille TumblerLille Pouter
Leuven PouterLenardo
Lebanon PigeonLaudino Sevillano Cropper
LahoreLacene

M

MegcerModhumoti
Muntenia Whitetail TumblerMunsterland Field
MulhouseMuffed Helmet
MoulterMoscow Black Magpied
Moscovite TumblerMoscat
Moroncelo CropperMorrillero Alicantino Pouter
Morillero CropperMoravian White Head
Moravian StrasserMoravian Morak Cropper
Moravian Magpie CropperMoravian Bagdad
MookeeMontauban
Monor TumblerModern Spanish Thief Pouter
Modern Show FlightModena
MittelhauseMiniature American Crested
Micholaiyvski Shield TumblerMemel Highflyer
Masurian TumblerMartham
Markish Magpie TumblerMariolinha
MariolaMardin
Marchenero PouterManotte
MalteseMallorca Giant Pigeon
Mako HighflyerMajorcan Esbart Roller
Majorcan Bort RuntMagpie
Macedonian Turbit 

N

Nis White-Tail HighflyerNuremberg Swallow
Nuremberg LarkNun
Novisad Short-Faced TumblerNorwich Cropper
Norwegian TumblerNord Caucasian Tumbler
Nish HighflyerNew York Danish Flying Tumbler
Naked Neck Tumbler 

O

Ostrowiec Wattle PigeonOstrrava Bagdad
Oriental TurbitOrientale Eastslowakian Roller
Oriental RollerOriental Frill
Orbetean Romanian Rust-Colored HighflyerOld Vienna Highflyer
Old Style English Flying Saddle TumblerOld Oriental Owl
Old Holland PouterOld German Turbit
Old German OwlOld German Nun
Old German MoorheadOld German Magpie Tumbler
Old German CropperOld Fashioned Oriental Frill
Old Dutch TurbitOld Dutch Tumbler
Old Dutch CapuchineOld Austrian Tumbler

P

PtarmiganPrague Medium Face Tumbler
Prague Short-Faced TumblerPrachen Kanik
PosterPosen Colored Head Tumbler
Portuguese TumblerPortuguese Breeder
Pomeranian Show Crest HighflyerPomeranian Cropper
Polish Wilna EaglePolish Wattle Pigeon
Polish Short-Beaked Magpie TumblerPolish Shortbeak Tumbler
Polish Shield HighflyerPolish Owl
Polish OrlikPolish Masciuch Tumbler
Polish LynxPolish Long-Face Tumbler
Polish Krymka TumblerPolish Kronen Tumbler
Polish HighflyerPolish Helmet
Polish Griwuni TumblerPolish Gansel Tumbler
Polish EaglePolish Crest Tumbler
Polish Beauty HomerPolish Barb
Polish BagdadPinta Tumbler
Pigmy PouterPigmy Mariola
Piestanau Giant PigeonPiacentino
Persian RollerPersian Highflyer
Parlor TumblerParlor Roller
PappatacciPakistani Highflyer
Pazardchin Roller 

Q

Quet Roller 

R

Rzhev Startail TumblerRussian Tumbler
Russian MartiniRussian Akkermann Tumbler
Russe TumblerRusse Tschibolli
Russe Blue TumblerRunt
Royal Snow TumblerRoubaisien
Rostov TumblerRostock Tumbler
Roshan ChiragRomanian Satu-Mare Tumbler
Romanian White Tail TumblerTomanian Tshoong Tumbler
Romanian Orbetean TumblerRomanian Silvery Tumbler
Romanian Naked-Neck TumblerRomanian Moriscar Roller
Romanian Magpie TumblerRomanian Gagiu
Romanian Coffee-Colored TumblerRomanian Cherry-Colored Highflyer
Romanian Blue Barred WhitetailRomanian Blind Tumbler
Romanian Black-Cherry TumblerRomanian Beard
Romanian Barred HighflyerRomanian Argintiu Tumbler
RomagnolRoller Pigeons
Riga TumblerRibbon Tail Tumbler
Rhine RingbeaterReversewing Pouter
Reversewing Color PigeonRevellois
RenaisienReinaugen Tumbler
Regensburg TumblerRefilador Tumbler
Razgard RollerRawson Short Face Tumbler
Rakovnik RollerRafeno Cropper
Racing Homer 

S

Szolnok TumblerSzolnok Bagdad
Szekesfehervar TumblerSzegedin Highflyer
Syrian TurbiteenSyrian Swift
Syrian Sabuni TumblerSyrian Halabi
Syrian FantailSyrian Dewlap
Syrian Curled DewlapSyrian Coop Tumbler
Syrian BagdadSwiss Self
Swiss PouterSwiss Mondain
Swiss CrescentSwing Pouter
Swedish TumblerSwedish Owl
SwallowSverdlovsk Blue-Gray-Mottle-Headed
StrasserStralsund Highflyer
Stork Pigeon de LodzSteiger Cropper
Stettin TumblerSteller Cropper
Steinheim BagdadStarwitzer Cropper
StarlingStargard Shaker
Stapar TumblerSrebrniak
SpeelderkeSpangeled Magpie Purzler of Satu-Mare
Spanish Thief PouterSpanish Strawberry Eye
Spanish PigeonSpanish Owl Pouter
Spanish OwlSpanish Nun
Spanish Naked NeckSpanish Monjin
Spanish MondainSpanish Little Friar Tumbler
Spanish Gabacho RuntSpanish Frillback Bagadette
Spanish Flamenca RuntSpanish Flamenca
Spanish BarbSpanish Bagdad
SpaniardSouth German White Tail
South German TigerheadSouth German Spot
South German ShieldSouth German Moorhead
South German MonkSouth German Charcoal Lark
South German BreastSouth German Blasse
South Batschka TumblerSottobanca
SomborSofia Tumbler
SmyterSlowenien Whitehead
Slovakian HighflyerCropper
Sisak RollerSingle Crested Priest
Silky FantailSilesian Whitehead
Silesian MoorheadSilesian Cropper
Silesian ColorheadSiberian Tumbler
Show Racing HomerShowpen Homer
Show HomerShow Antwerp
Short-Faced Gansel TumblerShort-Beaked Armavir Tumbler
Shiraz TumblerShakhsharli
Shack KeeSerbian Highflyer
SeraphimSeldschuk
Schumen TumblerSchoeneberg Barred Tumbler
Schmolln TrumpeterSchmalkalden Moorhead
Schalaster PouterScandaroon
Sxon WingSaxon White Tail
Saxon SwallowSaxon Stork
Saxon SpotSaxon Shield
Saxon PriestSaxon Monk
Saxon FieldSaxon Fairy Swallow
Saxon CropperSaxon Crescent Pigeon
Saxon BreastSatu-Mare Tumbler
Sarajewo RollerSaint Louis Arch Crested Fantail
Saint Gallen WingSaint
Saddle HomerSaar

T

TurbiteenTurbit
Tung Koon PaakTunesian Owl
TumblerTula Ribbon Tail Tumbler
Triganino ModenaTrenton
Travnik HighflyerTransylvanian Tumbler
Transylvanian Double Crested TumblerTransylvanian Back Crested Tumbler
TokurTimisoara Tumbler
TipplerTiger Swallow
Thuringian Wing PigeonThuringian White Tail
Thuringian WhiteheadThuringian White Bib
Thuringian SwallowThuringian Stork
Thuringian SpotThuringian Shield
Thuringian SelfThuringian Pouter
Thuringian MonkThuringian Mauser
Thuringian GoldbeetleThuringian Cropper
Thuringian CrescentThuringian Color Pigeons
Thuringian BreastThurgau White Tail
Thurgau ShieldThurgau Peak Crested
Thurgau MonkThurgau Elmer
Thurgau CrescentThai Laugher
Thai FantailTaxan Pioneer
Targovista Red HighflyerTargovist Tumbler
TaqlajiTakla Tumbler
Taganrog Tumbler 

U

Usbekian TumblerUral Striped Maned Pigeon

V

Vrschatschaka TumblerVoorburg Shield Cropper
Volga TumblerVogtland Whitehead Trumpeter
Wiennese Whiteside TumblerViennese Short-Faced Tumbler
Viennese Long-Faced TumblerViennese Gansel Tumbler
Vienna RoserlscheckVienna Muffed Tumbler
Vienna HighflyerVienna
Velono PouterVarna Tumbler
Valencian Peter RuntValencian Magany Homer
Valencian HomerValencian Giant Tenant
Valencian FiguritaValencian Cropper

W

White Racing DovesWuttemberg Moorhead
Wolverhampton Magpie TumblerWolverhampton Badge Tumbler
Wiggetal Color TailWest of England Tumbler
Warsaw Butterfly TumblerWaldviertel Cropper

Z

Zurich White TailZitterhall
Zagreb Tumbler 

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