The Saxon Fairy Swallow pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from Germany. It is actually from Saxony and surrounding territory, and was developed over many years of selective breeding.
This breed along with other breeds of domesticated pigeon, all are descendants from the rock pigeon.
It is a pretty old breed, and is said by some writers to have been produced from the Fairy Swallow. Read more information about the breed below.
Saxon Fairy Swallow Pigeon Appearance
Saxon Fairy Swallow pigeon is a small to medium sized breed of domestic pigeon. It is a little shorter and broader than the Nuremberg Swallow.
It has various markings and patterns including spot marking, cap marking etc. But the breed is well known for the odd feathered feet.
The Saxon Fairy Swallow pigeon is spread in black, blue, red, yellow and silver, and also white barred and laced.
All plumage of it’s body is white with colored cap and wings. The lower beak is light and upper beak is dark.
The breed is shell-crested, and are muffed. The muffs are heavier than those of the Nuremberg Swallow, but not so large as those of the Fairy.
Average mature body weight of the Saxon Fairy Swallow pigeon is between 360 and 380 kg. Photo and info from Wikipedia.
The breed is mainly used for exhibition purpose. But it is also good for ornamental purpose.
The Saxon Fairy Swallow pigeon is a very beautiful breed. It is well known to have been in the United States since 1868. It has never been widely bred there, but has always had a devoted following.
But the breed is widely available in Germany and quite popular. It is mainly used for show or exhibition purpose, but also good for ornamental purpose.
The breed is also very good for raising as pets. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||Saxon Fairy Swallow|
|Breed Purpose||Ornamental, show, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, widely bred in it’s native area, good for exhibition purpose, good for ornamental purpose, good for raising as pets|
|Breed Class||Small to medium|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||Black, blue, red, silver and yellow, white barred and laced|
|Country/Place of Origin||Germany|