|Modena Pigeon | Breed Profile|
|Breed Purpose||Exhibition, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, calm and gentle in nature, excellent for show, males can be aggressive, good for raising as pets|
|Weight||Around 350 grams|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|Country/Place of Origin||Italy|
TheÂ ModenaÂ is aÂ breedÂ ofÂ fancy pigeonÂ developed over many years ofÂ selective breeding. Modenas along with other varieties ofÂ domesticated pigeonsÂ are all descendants of theÂ rock doveÂ (Columba livia).
The breed comes in many different colors in two main varieties,Â GazziÂ andÂ Schietti. Gazzi is a pied marking with the head and portion of the throat, the wings and the tail colored and the rest of the bird being white. Schiettis are non-pied. The breed is of Italian origin and derives its name from the city ofÂ ModenaÂ where it was first bred centuries ago.
The Modena pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from Italy. It derives itâs name from the city of Modena in Italy, where it was first bred centuries ago. The breed was actually developed over many years of selective breed. This breed and other varieties ofÂ domesticated pigeons, all are descendants from the feral or wildÂ rock pigeon.
Many people consider this breed to be the worldâs top show pigeon. It is an old breed, and story of this breed begins in the early 1300s. These birds were actually a slim and small performing bird at that time. However, read some more information about the Modena pigeon below.
Modena Pigeon Appearance
The Modena pigeon is an average sized bird with very beautiful appearance. It is mainly bred to present a striking curvy shape with a prominent chest, uplifted wings and tail carried high. Total impression of this bird is being round and proud. It comes in many different colors in two main varieties, Gazzi and Schietti. The Gazzi is a pied marking with the head and portion of the throat, the wings and the tail colored and the rest of the bird being white. Schiettiâs are non-pied.
Average body height of the Modena pigeon is about 24 cm, and their mature body weight is about 350 grams.
The Modena pigeon is show breed. It is raised mainly for show purpose.
The Modena pigeon is a very beautiful bird. Most of the birds of this breed are calm and gentle, which make them excellent for show. Although some males can be aggressive. As a stockier variety of domesticated pigeon, the pairs sometimes have fertility problems. Along with raising for show purposes, the breed is also very good for raising as pets. Average lifespan of these birds is about 7 to 10 years. However, review full breed profile of the Modena pigeon in the chart below.