Pigeon Breeds

There are thousands of pigeon breeds and here you can read about some of the most common ones.

Rock Pigeons
Rock Pigeons

Rock Pigeon

This species is abundant and probably the most common pigeon species. It is commonly found in many parts of the world. They can breed any time of the year. In common usage, this bird is often referred to as pigeon.

Band-tailed Pigeon

These pigeons are native to Americas and are found at altitudes 900m to 3600m. They resemble the rock pigeons. They are all grey with a light-grey banded tail.

Fantail

Fantail pigeon or simply fantail is a very common breed of pigeon. They get their name from their fan-like fancy tail. They are commonly kept as pets in Pakistan and India.

Eurasian Dove

Another common breed of pigeons that has many varieties with "Eurasian Collared Dove" likely being the most common one.

White-winged Dove

Their native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. They are large pigeons with a bold white wing patch that appears as a brilliant white crescent in flight and is also visible at rest, thus the name white-winged dove.

Archangel

Descended from rock pigeons, the archangel pigeon is a breed of fancy pigeons. They have metallic sheen on their feathers. 

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