Peacock pigeon, also known as the trumpet pigeon, is a decorative breed of birds of the pigeon family. A distinctive feature of the breed is expressed in the name — it is a peacock's tail: fluffy, vertical in relation to the body, slightly rounded. The homeland of peacock pigeons is ancient India. On the European continent, the first documentary mentions of the breed date back to the end of the 16th century.
The morphology of the breed of peacock pigeons, in addition to the tail, differs in posture, for which representatives of this breed are compared with ballet soloists.
The body is rounded. The head is small, graceful, the neck is strongly curved. So much so that it almost lies on the upper tail. The beak is thin with a narrow wax, of medium length, flesh-colored or reddish. When walking, the body sways, and the neck trembles. These pigeons fly low and for short distances. Body length — 30-35 cm. Wingspan — 55-60 cm. Body weight — 300-350 g. Color varies from white through the entire palette of national colors of India to black.
The number of tail feathers depends on the genetic "purity" of the bird; in a genetically "pure" pigeon, the number of tail feathers varies from 30 to 35.
Sedentary, gregarious. Daytime. Food — vegetable origin. The diet is:
- Millet, barley, oats, buckwheat and other cereals.
- Legumes — boiled peas and lentils.
- Bakery products.
- Warm clean water.
- Fresh greens.
- Vitamin and mineral supplements.
Its goal is to improve the quality of the breed. If one individual in a pair has weak quality characteristics, a partner that is as purebred as possible in phenotype is selected for it.
Peacock pigeons in Animal Park
Pigeons of this breed are living decorations of our park. They know how to do tricks and willingly make contact with our guests. Peacock pigeons create an atmosphere of celebration. Come visit us to watch them. You will carry with you a sense of sublimity and dreaminess.