Darwin's Pigeons

The dawn of an idea with the

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Pigeons today 'Pair classes'

At the first pigeon and cage bird shows birds were exhibited in pairs, Pigeon Societies today still uphold this tradition in at least one or two classes. Two and three pair classes are held by the Peristeronic Society, which dates back to Darwin's time, in conjunction with the BPSS show which is held each December in Yorkshire. Other Societies that cater for these classes are Swansea Variety Pigeon club and Reading Fancy Pigeon club. The classes are for birds of the same breed and colour.

 2 pair class black Carriers at Doncaster 3 pairs Scandaroons Doncaster2003  peristronic 3 pair class red frillb Red Nuns 2 pair class  a 3 pair class fai ry swallows 4 white beauty homers Reading Gold Cup show 2009 White Dragoons

Scandaroons

Black Carriers

Red Nuns

Blue white barred Fairy Swallows

Red Grizzle Frillbacks

German Beauty Homers

White Dragoons