Saxon Monk

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Saxon Monk Pigeon | Breed Profile
Breed Name Saxon Monk
Other Name None
Breed Purpose Show, ornamental, pets
Special Notes Beautiful, stronger appearance, hardy, active, good for show purpose, good for ornamental purpose, good as pets
Breed Class Average
Climate Tolerance Native climates
Flying Ability Average
As Pets Good
Color Black, blue, red, yellow and silver with white bars or spangles
Rarity Common
Country/Place of Origin Germany


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The Saxon Monk pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from Germany. It is an old breed of color pigeon from Saxony and surrounding territory. This breed and other varieties of domesticated pigeons, all are descendants from the rock pigeon. It is very popular in it’s native area. Read some more information about this breed below.


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Saxon Monk Pigeon Appearance

Saxon Monk pigeon is a medium sized breed with oval and smooth head. The head is without crest and the forehead is somewhat rounded. The eyes are dark, small cere of flesh to red colored. Beak of these birds is long and is of flesh colored. Their breast is broad and deep, and well rounded. And their neck is of medium length, becoming full at the shoulders and well curved throat.


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Wings of the Saxon Monk pigeon are somewhat long and broad. Their back is long, broad at the shoulders and slightly sloping. The tail is long and closed with twelve tail feathers. Their legs are long and thick, and muffed with well developed hock feathers.

Overall feathering of the body of Saxon Monk pigeon is well developed, and close fitting. The breed comes in five color varieties including black, blue, red, silver and yellow with white bars or spangles.



The Saxon Monk pigeon is mainly used for exhibition purpose. It is also good for ornamental purpose.


The Saxon Monk pigeon is a very beautiful breed. It’s overall appearance is strong, and has similar shape to the general field pigeon. The breed is mainly raised for exhibition or show purpose. But also good for raising for ornamental purpose. The breed is also pretty good for raising as pets. However, review full breed profile of the Saxon Monk pigeon in the following chart.


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An ancient and beloved color pigeon from Saxony and

surrounding territory.

General Appearance:
Strong, refined field pigeon form, well developed muffs

and smooth feathers.

Race Characteristics:
Oblong smooth with forehead somewhat curved.
Dark, eye cere narrow and flesh colored to red.
Medium long, flesh colored.
Medium long, full at the shoulders, throat well cut out.
Broad and deep, well rounded.
Long, broad at the shoulders, slightly receding downward.
Long, well closed and covering the back.
Long, well closed.
Low position with long and well curved muff feathers and well developed hock feathers.
Well developed and lying close.
Black, red, yellow, blue, silver all with white bars or spangled.
Color and Design:
Blacks, reds and yellows to be glossy and rich as possible; blues and silvers with light even color on wing shield and underparts; darker blue on the neck with glossy green shine. Barred have pure white bars; long, narrow, even and well separated; blues and silvers white bars show a thin dark edge. Spangle patterns are triangular pure white shapes with a very even distribution over the entire wing shield. Blue and silver spangles have a thin dark edge defining the white triangle shapes. Pure white head with color beginning sharply and evenly just under the eyes. 8 to 10 white flights, 12 white tail feathers with color beginning sharply and evenly across the rump and underside; the vent must be colored. Muffs are white and hock feathers are colored.
Bad Faults:
Weak body, faulty design, faded colors, too short or incomplete muffs. Head marking cut too short or long, too many or too few white flights, colored feathers in muffs, white feathers running up the back or belly. White bars too short, jagged, rusty or peppered. Irregular spangles. White grizzling on the neck.
Order of Evaluation:
General impression – body type – color – markings – bars or spangles – muffs – eye and beak color.
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