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Pigeon breeds: Romagnolo

Pigeon breeds: Romagnolo

Origin and economic characteristics

Romagnolo was selected at the end of the 19th century from "real" pigeons, most likely derived from the ancient Colombo Ascolano and thus named by Callisto Ghigi (father of Prof. Alessandro Ghigi, a well-known aviculture scholar) in the late 1800s.

Morphological characteristics

It is a large pigeon (about 750-850 grams), rather short, with heavy flight, smooth and shiny plumage, solid and collected trunk, horizontal or slightly raised habit.
Smooth and medium-sized head. Medium-sized eye, orange iris; black in whites, white eyelids. Beak thin and straight, straight, little developed nasal caruncles, smooth and white. Strong and full neck, wide, prominent chest, wide back, strong wings, closed tail carried horizontally, strong legs with feathers on the tarsi abundant and long up to 10-12 cm (at one time there was also a varus in tarsus nude now no longer recognized ).
Colors: white, black, lilac, red or black with rods or hammering. Piebalds and throttles are also allowed.

Romagnolo (photo http://imageshack.us)

Romagnolo (photo http://imageshack.us)

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