The South German Shield pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon. As the name suggests, the breed is from Germany and was developed over many years of selective breeding.
The breed along with other varieties of domesticated pigeon breeds, all are descendants from the rock pigeon.
It is very popular in it’s native area and bred in large numbers. And the breed is highly available in Germany, but pretty rare in the United States. However, read some more information about this beautiful pigeon breed below.
South German Shield Pigeon Appearance
South German Shield pigeon is a German Toy pigeon. It is a small sized breed and is closely related to the Double-Crested Shield. Entire body of these birds is white, except for the wings.
Their wings can be of different color. Main colors of their wings are black, blue, red and yellow. But black is the most common color.
They are mainly plain-headed, but some birds may occasionally are shell-crested. And the birds are actually clean-legged.
As a small sized breed, average mature body weight of the South German Shield pigeon breed is slightly under 360 grams.
The South German Shield pigeon is mainly raised for ornamental purpose.
It is a hardy and strong breed of pigeon. It has good disease resistance power and also resistant to parasites.
Along with being used for ornamental purposes, the breed is also very good for raising as pets. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||South German Shield|
|Breed Purpose||Ornamental, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, good disease and parasite resistant power, used for ornamental purpose, good for raising as pets|
|Weight||Under 360 grams|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|As Pets||Very good|
|Color||White body with colored wings|
|Country/Place of Origin||Germany|