The Serbian Highflyer pigeon is a breed of domestic pigeon from Serbia. It is a very beautiful breed which is bred for endurance flying. It was originally developed from the city of Belgrade, Serbia Yugoslavia.
The breed is a pretty recent creation and is not mentioned by Wendell Levi in his text The Pigeon. There are some evidence exists that indicate that the breed has descended from “The Illyrian Pigeon”. And this would make the Serbian Highflyer pigeon a relative of the Archangel which has a similar body type.
The crest of the Serbian Highflyer pigeon is best described as ‘spade‘ shaped, while the crest of the Archangel come to a ‘peak‘.
Currently the Serbian Highflyer pigeons are mainly maintained as a performance breed, and they are noted for their endurance and high flying abilities. Their flying skill and style is similar to the Tippler pigeon.
Total population of this breed is many in it’s native area, but it’s pretty rare outside it’s country of origin. Read some more information about the breed below.
Serbian Highflyer Pigeon Appearance
Serbian Highflyer pigeon is a small to medium sized breed with compact body and flat vertical crest. Head of these birds is long and narrow with pronounced flatness on top.
Their beak is of medium long, angled downward and slightly curved. Their body is relatively short and stout, solid and well muscled. Their feathering is tight with no gaps.
Their eyes are of pearl color with as little gravel as possible. The eyes are placed center in front of the middle of the skull. But the white or baldheads may be bull eyed. Their neck is rather stout, tapering slightly from body to head.
Their wings are long, and reach tip of tail with strong and prominent wing butts. The wings are carried above the tails, and the tail is short and close with good webbing. They are clean legged birds, and color of the legs is red.
Average mature body weight of the Serbian Highflyer pigeon vary from 170 to 255 grams.
The Serbian Highflyer pigeon is an excellent flying breed. It is raised mainly for flying purpose.
The Serbian Highflyer pigeon is a striking bird with lively appearance as if ready to fly. These birds are very hardy and excellent flyers.
They are easily characterized by long circle flights of up to 15 hours. They can fly high, as high as 1500 meters.
The breed is very popular in Serbia, and there are about 20,000 fanciers of this breed in Serbia. But the breed is rare outside it’s native area. And the breed is not often seen as an exhibition breed.
The breed can be also good as pets. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||Serbian Highflyer|
|Breed Purpose||Flying, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, lively appearance, strong, excellent flyers, long circle flights of up to 15 hours, can be good as pets|
|Breed Class||Small to medium|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Country/Place of Origin||Serbia|