The Voorburg Shield Cropper pigeon is a breed of fancy pigeon from Netherlands. It was developed over many years of selective breeding.
It is a recent breed and was developed by C.S.T. Van Gink in 1935. The breed along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons all are descendants of the rock dove pigeon. Mr. C.S.T.
Van Gink wanted to develop a breed someday with White Croppers with colored breast. He spent a few years in the United States for improving his technique of painting and drawing.
However, it was not until 1929 that his dream came true and the actual breed originated. Read some more information about the breed below.
Voorburg Shield Cropper Pigeon Appearance
Voorburg Shield Cropper pigeon is a medium sized bird with upright appearance. It is tall and slender with a medium-size rounded globe.
The globe is rising smoothly from the waist and shoulders with a noticeable back globe. And the globe should not be over-inflated so that the bird’s head is forced backward, but it should be comfortable and easily handled as the bird moves.
The bird stands and moves in an upright position with the eyes directly over the center of the feet. The males spread their tail in a fan-like manner and move in a hopping motion when courting.
And the females may behave almost similarly when flirting. Both males and females clap their wings above their backs.
Average body weight of the mature pigeon is between 300 and 370 grams. Photo and info from Feather Site and Pinterest (Gray Romig).
These pigeons are used for show purposes. It is good for ornamental purpose and also good for raising as pets.
The Voorburg Shield Cropper pigeon is noted for it’s friendly disposition and graceful action. It is very friendly in nature and is quite responsive to human voice.
And in most cases it give a constant, active performance in show conditions. They make excellent pets if handled properly from young age.
However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||Voorburg Shield Cropper|
|Breed Purpose||Exhibition, ornamental, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful appearance with uncommon appearance, friendly, graceful action, responsive to human voice, active performance|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Country/Place of Origin||Netherlands|