June 2, 2015 – West Of England Tumbler Pigeon (Columba livia domestica)

Requested by: stomatium

A breed of domesticated pigeons, these birds are kept and bred by pigeon fanciers as show birds. Like the approximately 1,000 other breeds of domesticated pigeon, they are descended from the wild Rock Pigeon which is native to Europe, North Africa, and western Asia. West of England Tumblers were developed in and around Bristol, England in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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