The English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon (or English Short Face Tumbler) is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon from United Kingdom.
It is actually originated in England, and was developed over many years of selective breeding. This breed and other varieties of domesticated pigeons, all are descendants from the wild or feral rock pigeon.
It is one of the oldest pigeon breeds referred to in Moore’s book of 1735. It is also known by some other names such as Culbutant Anglais à Courte Face, Englischer Shortfaced Tümmler, Capitombolante Inglese a Faccia Corta.
It is classified as a type of Tumbler pigeons, and has very good flying ability. First standard for the English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon breed was published in 1764.
It is an excellent example of what may be accomplished by selective breeding with judicious out crosses. Read some more information about this breed below.
English Short-Faced Tumbler Pigeon Appearance
The English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon is a smaller sized bird with compact body. It has a broad chest and their legs are short.
It’s posture is erect and active and such that its head is thrown well back to a line that is perpendicular with its feet. Head of the English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon is large, broad and round. It’s beak is short, fine, straight and pointed with wattles that are small and fine textured.
Eyes of these birds are silver or pearl colored. Their eyes are large, bold, bright and placed well into the head. Their neck is short, well arched and broad at the base. And the neck tapers a little from the shoulder to beak.
Tail of the English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon is short, proportional and well set with the flights carried below it. The breed comes in many different color combinations.
Coloration of these birds include agate, almond, dun, deroy, kite, whole feather agate, mottle, self and whole feather, baldhead and beard.
Average live body weight of the mature English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon is around 200 grams. Photo and info from Encyclopedia of Bird Kingdom and Wikipedia.
This pigeon is a flying breed. It is raised mainly for flying purpose.
The English Short-Faced Tumbler pigeon is a very hardy and strong breed. It is an excellent flyer. But recently it is also being raised for show purpose.
The birds walk on the tips of their toes and also stand with a lot of pride during show.
The breed is also pretty good for raising as pets. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
English Short-Faced Tumbler Pigeon | Breed Profile
|Breed Name||English Short-Faced Tumbler|
|Other Name||English Short Face Tumbler|
|Breed Purpose||Flying, exhibition, pets|
|Special Notes||Beautiful birds, attractive appearance, excellent for flying purpose, good for exhibition purpose, good for raising as pets|
|Weight||Around 200 grams|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|