Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 1 - 2020
Analyses on Colour, Structure, and Behaviour of Fancy Pigeons
Ashraful Kabir*
Department of Biology, Saidpur Cantonment Public College, Nilphamari, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Ashraful Kabir, Department of Biology, Saidpur Cantonment Public College, Nilphamari, Bangladesh.
Received: November 11, 2019; Published: December 05, 2019




Abstract

For calculating the profit from the pigeon farms of Bangladesh, quality pigeons are important. Each breed has specific identifying points on every part. In Bangladesh Cropper, Helmet/Nun, Capuchine, Satinette, Lotan, Tumbler, and Fantail were found in good conditions. Within these the highest scoring were found in Cropper (92 points, out of 100) and the lowest in Lahore (69). Mirpur-1, Gulistan (Kaptan Bazar) and Tongi are the major pigeon market in Dhaka city of Bangladesh. Fantail pigeons were very common and attractive found in all markets and pet-shops. Tail feathers or rectrices of Fantail pigeon were counted the lowest number 23 and the highest 34. In pet shop, the highest costing was noted in King, Pouter, and Runt breed. A report by Kabir [1] showed 13 types of white fancy breed are available in Bangladesh. White pigeons were most acceptable birds and rearers normally do not cross these with other breeds. A study suggested that in Bangladesh out of 24 random selective breeding (not judicious breeding) only 4 were viable. For selective breeding, pigeons in fancy and sporting group were remarkable. In Bangladesh, there are lots of tumbler pigeons with their excellent characteristics. Not only in pigeons but also the breeding record of domesticated Barbary Dove is good in Bangladesh. It was found with white, mixed, and wild type. Sometimes, they were crested. Another report by Kabir [2] found that some rearers already crossed between white dove and wild type (fawn dove) and found piebald and rosy coloured squab.

Keywords: Pet; Colour; Structure; Behaviour; Fancy Pigeon; Fantail Pigeon; Preferences; Rectrices; White Dove; Selective Breeding; Barbary Dove; Bangladesh

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