The Valencian Figurita pigeon is a fancy breed from Spain. It was developed over many years of selective breeding, and actually originated in Valencia, Spain. It is a pretty old breed and originally developed hundreds of years ago. It is believed that these birds or their ancestors were introduced by the Moors during their occupation (which ended in 1492).
The breed is promoted by the Valencian Figurita and Italian Owl Club in the United States, and promoted in Netherlands by the Figurita Club Nederland. And the breed is promoted in Germany by the Figurita-Movchen-Club Deutschland. Actually the Valencian Figurita pigeon along with other domesticated pigeon breeds, all are descendants of the rock pigeon. The breed was threatened with near-extinction in the 20th century, during the government of General Franco.
However, the breed was actually named for it’s bright eyes. The word ‘Figurita‘ means ‘dainty‘ or ‘petite‘, which is a good description of this bright eyed bird. It is one of the smallest of the many fancy pigeon breeds. Read more information about the breed below.
Valencian Figurita Pigeon Appearance
Valencian Figurita pigeon is a smaller sized bird. And it is one of the smallest of the many fancy pigeon breeds. It is available in a wide variety of colors. Most common colors are ash-red, black, blue, blue and red grizzle, dun, silver, yellow and white. It also appears in the patterns bar, check, and spread. These birds have bright eyes, sharp angular head and a well defined breast with frilled chest feathers. As a smaller sized breed, average body height of these birds is around 12 cm.
The mature Valencian Figurita pigeon on average weight between 150 and 190 kg. Photo and info from RightPet and Wikipedia.
Valencian Figurita pigeon is mainly raised as a show bird. But it is also good for flying purpose.
The Valencian Figurita pigeon is a very alert bird. It is mainly a show bird, but also used for flying purpose. These birds are very intelligent and are highly regarded as a naturally tame pet with steady nerves. They do extremely well in the loft, sitting tight on their nests even if visitors stop by, because they aren’t bothered by humans or other birds. The breed is known for its small size, angular-shaped head, frilled chest feathers, and perky disposition. They are very tame and make excellent pets. However, review full breed profile of the Valencian Figurita pigeon in the following chart.
Valencian Figurita Pigeon | Breed Profile
|Breed Name||Valencian Figurita|
|Breed Purpose||Exhibition, flying, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, small sized, angular shaped head, frilled chest feathers, very alert, good for show and flying purposes, good as pets, very intelligent, very tame|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||Most common colors are ash-red, black, blue, blue and red grizzle, dun, silver, yellow and white. But also appear in the patterns bar, check, and spread.|
|Country/Place of Origin||Spain|