|Turbit Pigeon | Breed Profile|
|Other Name||Cravate Turbit, TurbitmÃ¶vchen, Turbito|
|Breed Purpose||Exhibition, flying, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, excellent flyers, good for show, good for raising as pets, good for ornamental purpose|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||Many, but common combinations of these birds are black, blue, dun, red, silver, yellow, mealy and cream|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|
TheÂ TurbitÂ is aÂ breedÂ ofÂ fancy pigeonÂ developed over many years ofÂ selective breeding.Â Turbits, along with other varieties ofÂ domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from theÂ rock pigeonÂ (Columba livia). The breed is known for its peaked crest, short beak and frill of feathers on its breast.
The Turbit pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from United Kingdom. It is also known by some other names such asÂ Cravate Turbit,Â TurbitmÃ¶vchenÂ andÂ Turbito. The name, in relation to the birdâs shape, is derived from âturboâ, a Latin word meaning âspinning topâ. Exact time of itâs creation is unknown, but probably it was developed in the seventeenth or eighteenth century.
It was actually developed over many years of selective breeding. It is believed that, the breed is the result of cross-mating of various Anatolian Owl with Show Antwerp. The Turbit pigeon along with other domesticated pigeon breeds, all are descendants from the rock pigeon. The Turbit pigeon is one of the breeds that Charles Darwin performed his experiments on. Read more information about the breed below.
Turbit Pigeon Appearance
Turbit pigeon is a medium sized bird with compact body. It illustrates an erect and graceful carriage. These birds are easily distinguished for their short beak, peaked crest and frilled feathers on the neck. Their body is usually of white color with colored wings. They have relatively large head compared to their body. And their body is wide at the skull with a good frontal. Their neck is broad and slightly arched, and the eyes are large and prominent with fine white ceres. Their legs are of medium size and are red in color. There are many color varieties of the Turbit pigeon. Common color combinations of these birds are black, blue, dun, red, silver, yellow, mealy and cream.
Average mature body weight of the Turbit pigeon is between 227 and 285 kg.Â
The Turbit pigeon is a breed of fancy pigeon. It is used for plying and show purposes.
The Turbit pigeon breed is known for itâs short beak, peaked crest and frill of feathers on itâs breast. It is a popular breed of fancy pigeon in many countries in Europe. It has the ability to fly well. The breed is good for ornamental purpose and also good for raising as pets. However, review full breed profile of the Turbit pigeon in the following chart.