Pigeon Breeds: Best Breeds For Raising As Pets & For Business

There are hundreds of pigeon breeds available throughout the world. Some of these breeds are domestic and some are feral or wild breeds.

However, the pigeons and doves are members of the bird family Columbidae. But the pigeons are tend to be larger in size than the doves.

Although some pigeons can be slightly smaller than the doves. Some pigeons are raised for show or exhibition purpose, some are raised for flying purpose, a few breeds are raised for ornamental purpose.

Some pigeon breeds are raised as pets, and some breeds are raised for general or utility purpose for the production of food. Most of the domestic breeds of pigeon are descendants from the rock pigeon, which is a feral species.

Common Pigeon Breeds

However, here we have listed the most common breeds of domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica).

Common Pigeon Breeds

Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl Germany
African Owl Tunisia
American Domestic Show Flight United States
American Show Racer United States
Ancient Tumbler India
Archangel Dalmatia or Illyria
Armenian Tumbler Armenia
Australian Performing Tumbler Australia
Australian Saddleback Tumbler Australia
Barb United Kingdom
Belgian Ringbeater Belgium
Berlin Long Faced Tumbler Germany
Bohemian Fairy Swallow Bohemia and Silesia
Bokhara Trumpeter Unknown
Brunner Pouter Czech Republic
Budapest Highflyer Hungary
Carneau France
Chinese Owl India
Coburg Lark Germany
Crested Soultz France
Damascene Syria
Danish Suabian Denmark
Danish Tumbler Denmark
Danzig Highflyer Poland
Dragon United Kingdom
Dresden Trumpeter Germany
Dutch Cropper Netherlands
Egyptian Swift Egypt
English Carrier United Kingdom
English Long-Faced Tumbler United Kingdom
English Pouter United Kingdom
English Short-Faced Tumbler United Kingdom
English Trumpeter United Kingdom, United States
Fantail India
Felegyhaza Tumbler Hungary
French Mondain France
Frillback Unknown
Galatz Roller Romania
German Beauty Homer Germany
German Modena Germany
German Nun Germany
Helmet Germany
Holle Cropper Netherlands
Homing Many,depending on the variety
Ice Germany
Indian Fantail India
Indian Gola India
Iranian Highflying Tumbler Iran
Italian Owl Italy
Jacobin India
King United States
Komorner Tumbler Austria or Hungary
Lahore Pakistan
Lucerne Gold Collar Switzerland
English Magpie United Kingdom
Modena Italy
Norwich Cropper Netherlands
Nun Europe
Old Dutch Capuchine Netherlands
Old Dutch Tumbler Netherlands
Old German Cropper Germany
Old German Owl Germany
Old Fashioned Oriental Frill Turkey
Oriental Frill Turkey
Oriental Roller United Kingdom
Parlor Roller United Kingdom
Pigmy Pouter United Kingdom
Polish Helmet Poland
Rock Feral
Racing Homer Belgium
Reversewing Pouter Germany
Saxon Fairy Swallow Germany
Saxon Monk Germany
Saxon Shield Germany
Saxon Spot Germany
Scandaroon Germany
Schmalkalden Moorhead Germany
Serbian Highflyer Serbia
Shiraz Tumbler Iran
South German Shield Germany
Stargard Shaker Germany
Starling Germany
Stralsund Highflyer Germany
Strasser Austria
Sverdlovsk Blue-Gray Mottle-Headed United Kingdom
Szegedin Highflyer Hungary
Tippler United Kingdom
Tumbler Many,depending on the variety
Turbit United Kingdom
Ural Striped Maned Russia
Ukrainian Skycutter Ukraine
Voorburg Shield Cropper Netherlands
Valencian Figurita Spain
Vienna Highflyer Austria
West of England Tumbler United Kingdom

Full List of Pigeon Breeds

Here is the full list of all pigeon breeds, which are available throughout the world. Some of these pigeon breeds are highly available, some are rare and some are extinct.

List of All Pigeon Breeds


Austrian White Tail Asiatic Crack Tumbler
Austrian Magpie Cropper Armenian Tumbler
Austrian Fisher Agrovien White Tail
Australian Saddleback Tumbler Archangel White
Australian Performing Tumbler Archangel
Arad Tumbler Arad Barred Highflyer
Arabian Trumpeter Apatin Tumbler
Antwerp Semerie Antwerp
Apatin Tumbler Ancient Tumbler
Anatolian Owl Amsterdam Beard Tumbler
American Strasser American Show Racer
American Roller American Modern Flight
American Giant Runt American Giant Tumbler
American Giant Homer American Flying Tumbler
American Flying Flight American Flying Baldhead
American Bohemian Pouter Altenburg Trumpeter
Alsace Cropper Alpine Swift
Agaran African Owl
Abu Abse-Dewlap Aargau Peak
Aachen Lacquer Shield Owl Aachen Cropper


Backa Longbeak Tumbler Bursa Tumbler
Bulgarian White Shield Roller Bulgarian Shield Owl
Bukarest Black Hanging Flight Tumbler Buga
Budapest Whiteside Budapest Whiteflight Highflyer
Budapest Stork Marked Muffed Tumbler Budapest Shortbeak
Budapest Muffed Tumbler Budapest Kiebitz
Budapest Highflier (Potli) Budapest Colored
Buda Grizzle Budapest Short Face Tumbler Bucharest Show Tumbler
Bucharest Ciung Highflyer Brunner Pouter
Brod Tumbler Briver Blackhead
British Show Racer Breslau Tumbler
Bremen Tumbler Botosani Tumbler
Boston Blue Tumbler Borino
Bokhara Tumbler Bokhara Trumpeter
Bohemian Tumbler Bohemian Trumpeter
Bohemian Tiger Swallow Bohemian Steller Cropper
Bohemian Bohemian Ice Cropper
Bohemian Fairy Swallow Bohemian Cropper
Bohemian Bagdad Blue Tumbler of Cluj
Blue Sovater Blagodar Tumbler
Birmingham Roller Bijeljina Roller
Bihac Roller Bialostocka Krymka Tumbler
Bernhardin Magpie Berne White Tail
Berne Tigerhead Berne Ribbon Tail
Berne Peak Crested Berne Lark
Berne Halfbeak Berne Gugger
Bernburg Trumpeter Berlin Short-Faced Tumbler
Berlin Muffed Tumbler Berlin Medium-Faced Tumbler
Berlin Long-Faced Tumbler Bergen Tumbler
Bergamasco Benesov
Belgian Ringbeater Belgian Tumbler
Belgian Highflyer Belgian Homer de Lige
Beak-Crested Jacobin Bavarian Highflyer
Bavarian Cropper Basra Dewlap
Baska Tumbler Barbet of Liege
Barbarisi Owl Bango
Barb Baku Boinije
Baja Tumbler


Czech Trumpeter Czech Muffed Tumbler
Czech Ice Pouter Czech Bagdad
Cumulet Csepel Tumbler
Criador Lusitano Crested Soultz
Crested Picard Crescent
Craiova Chestnutbrown Tumbler Cologne Tumbler
Colillano Cropper Coburg Lark
Cluj-Napoca Tumbler Cluj-Napoca Roller
Cluj-Napoca Blue Clean Legged Spot Swallow
Clean Legged Fullhead Swallow Chorrera
Chistopolian High-flying Chinese Tumbler
Chinese Owl Chinese Flying
Central Asiatic Roller Cauchois
Catalonian Head and Neck Tumbler Catalan Tumbler
Carrier Carneau
Canario Cropper Cambalhota Portugues
Cakal Roller


Dutch Highflyer Dutch Helmet
Dutch Curled Cropper Dutch Cropper
Dutch Beauty Homer Dresden Trumpeter
Dragon Donek
Domino Frill Domestic Show Flight
Dolapci Dobrudshan Roller
Denizli Bangosu Debrecin Roller
Danzig Highflyer Danish Tumbler
Danish Suabian Danish Jacobin
Danish Cropper Damascene


Exhibition Homer Exhibition Flying Tippler
Escampadissa Tumbler Erlau Tumbler
English Trumpeter English Show Tippler
English Show Homer English Short-Faced Tumbler
English Pouter English Owl
English Nun English Magpie
English Long-Faced Tumbler Englsih Fantail
English Exhibition Homer English Carrier
English Barb Elster Purzler
Elster Cropper Elbing Whitehead Tumbler
Eisk Double Crested Tumbler Eichbuhl
Egyptian Swift Egyptian Frill
Echterding Color East Prussian Tumbler


Frillback French Tumbler
French Scottobanca French Pouter
French Owl French Mondain
French Krymka Tumbler French Highflyer
French Bagdad Franconian Velvet Shield
Franconian Trumpeter Franconian Toy Self
Franconian Magpie Franconian Field
Franconian Bagdad Fork-Tailed
Flying Tippler Flying Saddle Homer
Flying Performing Roller Flying Oriental Roller
Florentine Flanders Smerle
Fish Eye Roller Field Pigeon
Felegyhaza Tumbler Fat Shan Blue


Gumbinnen Whitehead Tumbler Groninger Slenke
Griwuni Tumbler Granadino Pouter
Gorguero Cropper Gola
Goeteborg Tumbler Gimpel
Gier Giant Show Runt
Giant Mallorquina Runt Giant Homer
Giant American Crest Ghent Owl
Ghent Cropper German Show Tippler
German Shield Owl German Nun
German Modena German Long-Faced Tumbler
German Forktail Trumpeter German Double Crested Trumpeter
German Colortail Owl German Beauty Homer
German Beak Crested Trumpeter German Barb
Georgian Kuduli Georgian White Tailed
Georgian Sizaghrani Georgian Black Tailed
Georgian Yellow Tailed Georgian Red Tailed
Genuine Homer Gelderland Slenke
Gascogne Garden Fantail
Galatz Roller Gaditano Pouter


Hyacinth Huppe Picard
Hungarian Short-Beak Hungarian Magpie-Tumbler
Hungarian Highflyer Hungarian Giant Pouter
Hungarian Giant Hungarian Fantail
Hungarian Egri Tumbler Hungarian Darkstorked Highflyer
Hungarian Cropper Hungarian Buga
Hungarian Beauty Homer Hungarian
Horseman Pouter Homing
Holle Croper Hollander
Hodmezovasarhelyer Show Crest Tumbler Hindi Fantail
Hessian Pouter Helmet Pigeons
Haskow Colorhead Tumbler Harzburg Trumpeter
Hannover Tumbler Hana Pouter
Hamedan Highflyer Saxon Hamburg Tumbler
Hamburg Sticken Hamburg Schimmel
Hamburg Helmet Hague Highflyer


Italian Sottobanca Italian Owl
Irish Flying Tumbler Iran Roller
Iranian Highflier C.I.A Pigeon
Indian Pearl Highflier Indian Mondain
Indian Gola Indian Fantasy
Indian Fantail Ice


Jiennense Cropper Jewel Mondain
Jerezano Pouter Jassy Tumbler


Krasnodar Tumbler Krakow Magpie
Kosice Tumbler Kosice Roller
Koros Tumbler Konstanza Tumbler
Kmorn Tumbler Koenigsberg Reinaugen Tumbler
Koenigsberg Moorhead Koenigsberg Colored Head Tumbler
Kiskunfelegyhaza Tumbler King
Kiev Tumbler Kelebek
Kecskemet Tumbler Kazan Tumbler
Katal Kassel Tumbler
Karakand Fantail Kaluga Tumbler


Luttich Owl Luster
Lusatian Tumbler Lugoj Roller
Lucerne White Tail Lucerne Tigerhead
Lucerne Shield Lucerne Self
Lucerne Gold Collar Lucerne Elmer
Lucerne Cropper Collar Low Silesian Muffed Tumbler
Lower Bavarian Cropper Lotan
Lome Tumbler Limerick Tumbler
Lille Tumbler Lille Pouter
Leuven Pouter Lenardo
Lebanon Pigeon Laudino Sevillano Cropper
Lahore Lacene


Megcer Modhumoti
Muntenia Whitetail Tumbler Munsterland Field
Mulhouse Muffed Helmet
Moulter Moscow Black Magpied
Moscovite Tumbler Moscat
Moroncelo Cropper Morrillero Alicantino Pouter
Morillero Cropper Moravian White Head
Moravian Strasser Moravian Morak Cropper
Moravian Magpie Cropper Moravian Bagdad
Mookee Montauban
Monor Tumbler Modern Spanish Thief Pouter
Modern Show Flight Modena
Mittelhause Miniature American Crested
Micholaiyvski Shield Tumbler Memel Highflyer
Masurian Tumbler Martham
Markish Magpie Tumbler Mariolinha
Mariola Mardin
Marchenero Pouter Manotte
Maltese Mallorca Giant Pigeon
Mako Highflyer Majorcan Esbart Roller
Majorcan Bort Runt Magpie
Macedonian Turbit


Nis White-Tail Highflyer Nuremberg Swallow
Nuremberg Lark Nun
Novisad Short-Faced Tumbler Norwich Cropper
Norwegian Tumbler Nord Caucasian Tumbler
Nish Highflyer New York Danish Flying Tumbler
Naked Neck Tumbler


Ostrowiec Wattle Pigeon Ostrrava Bagdad
Oriental Turbit Orientale Eastslowakian Roller
Oriental Roller Oriental Frill
Orbetean Romanian Rust-Colored Highflyer Old Vienna Highflyer
Old Style English Flying Saddle Tumbler Old Oriental Owl
Old Holland Pouter Old German Turbit
Old German Owl Old German Nun
Old German Moorhead Old German Magpie Tumbler
Old German Cropper Old Fashioned Oriental Frill
Old Dutch Turbit Old Dutch Tumbler
Old Dutch Capuchine Old Austrian Tumbler


Ptarmigan Prague Medium Face Tumbler
Prague Short-Faced Tumbler Prachen Kanik
Poster Posen Colored Head Tumbler
Portuguese Tumbler Portuguese Breeder
Pomeranian Show Crest Highflyer Pomeranian Cropper
Polish Wilna Eagle Polish Wattle Pigeon
Polish Short-Beaked Magpie Tumbler Polish Shortbeak Tumbler
Polish Shield Highflyer Polish Owl
Polish Orlik Polish Masciuch Tumbler
Polish Lynx Polish Long-Face Tumbler
Polish Krymka Tumbler Polish Kronen Tumbler
Polish Highflyer Polish Helmet
Polish Griwuni Tumbler Polish Gansel Tumbler
Polish Eagle Polish Crest Tumbler
Polish Beauty Homer Polish Barb
Polish Bagdad Pinta Tumbler
Pigmy Pouter Pigmy Mariola
Piestanau Giant Pigeon Piacentino
Persian Roller Persian Highflyer
Parlor Tumbler Parlor Roller
Pappatacci Pakistani Highflyer
Pazardchin Roller


Quet Roller


Rzhev Startail Tumbler Russian Tumbler
Russian Martini Russian Akkermann Tumbler
Russe Tumbler Russe Tschibolli
Russe Blue Tumbler Runt
Royal Snow Tumbler Roubaisien
Rostov Tumbler Rostock Tumbler
Roshan Chirag Romanian Satu-Mare Tumbler
Romanian White Tail Tumbler Tomanian Tshoong Tumbler
Romanian Orbetean Tumbler Romanian Silvery Tumbler
Romanian Naked-Neck Tumbler Romanian Moriscar Roller
Romanian Magpie Tumbler Romanian Gagiu
Romanian Coffee-Colored Tumbler Romanian Cherry-Colored Highflyer
Romanian Blue Barred Whitetail Romanian Blind Tumbler
Romanian Black-Cherry Tumbler Romanian Beard
Romanian Barred Highflyer Romanian Argintiu Tumbler
Romagnol Roller Pigeons
Riga Tumbler Ribbon Tail Tumbler
Rhine Ringbeater Reversewing Pouter
Reversewing Color Pigeon Revellois
Renaisien Reinaugen Tumbler
Regensburg Tumbler Refilador Tumbler
Razgard Roller Rawson Short Face Tumbler
Rakovnik Roller Rafeno Cropper
Racing Homer


Szolnok Tumbler Szolnok Bagdad
Szekesfehervar Tumbler Szegedin Highflyer
Syrian Turbiteen Syrian Swift
Syrian Sabuni Tumbler Syrian Halabi
Syrian Fantail Syrian Dewlap
Syrian Curled Dewlap Syrian Coop Tumbler
Syrian Bagdad Swiss Self
Swiss Pouter Swiss Mondain
Swiss Crescent Swing Pouter
Swedish Tumbler Swedish Owl
Swallow Sverdlovsk Blue-Gray-Mottle-Headed
Strasser Stralsund Highflyer
Stork Pigeon de Lodz Steiger Cropper
Stettin Tumbler Steller Cropper
Steinheim Bagdad Starwitzer Cropper
Starling Stargard Shaker
Stapar Tumbler Srebrniak
Speelderke Spangeled Magpie Purzler of Satu-Mare
Spanish Thief Pouter Spanish Strawberry Eye
Spanish Pigeon Spanish Owl Pouter
Spanish Owl Spanish Nun
Spanish Naked Neck Spanish Monjin
Spanish Mondain Spanish Little Friar Tumbler
Spanish Gabacho Runt Spanish Frillback Bagadette
Spanish Flamenca Runt Spanish Flamenca
Spanish Barb Spanish Bagdad
Spaniard South German White Tail
South German Tigerhead South German Spot
South German Shield South German Moorhead
South German Monk South German Charcoal Lark
South German Breast South German Blasse
South Batschka Tumbler Sottobanca
Sombor Sofia Tumbler
Smyter Slowenien Whitehead
Slovakian Highflyer Cropper
Sisak Roller Single Crested Priest
Silky Fantail Silesian Whitehead
Silesian Moorhead Silesian Cropper
Silesian Colorhead Siberian Tumbler
Show Racing Homer Showpen Homer
Show Homer Show Antwerp
Short-Faced Gansel Tumbler Short-Beaked Armavir Tumbler
Shiraz Tumbler Shakhsharli
Shack Kee Serbian Highflyer
Seraphim Seldschuk
Schumen Tumbler Schoeneberg Barred Tumbler
Schmolln Trumpeter Schmalkalden Moorhead
Schalaster Pouter Scandaroon
Sxon Wing Saxon White Tail
Saxon Swallow Saxon Stork
Saxon Spot Saxon Shield
Saxon Priest Saxon Monk
Saxon Field Saxon Fairy Swallow
Saxon Cropper Saxon Crescent Pigeon
Saxon Breast Satu-Mare Tumbler
Sarajewo Roller Saint Louis Arch Crested Fantail
Saint Gallen Wing Saint
Saddle Homer Saar


Turbiteen Turbit
Tung Koon Paak Tunesian Owl
Tumbler Tula Ribbon Tail Tumbler
Triganino Modena Trenton
Travnik Highflyer Transylvanian Tumbler
Transylvanian Double Crested Tumbler Transylvanian Back Crested Tumbler
Tokur Timisoara Tumbler
Tippler Tiger Swallow
Thuringian Wing Pigeon Thuringian White Tail
Thuringian Whitehead Thuringian White Bib
Thuringian Swallow Thuringian Stork
Thuringian Spot Thuringian Shield
Thuringian Self Thuringian Pouter
Thuringian Monk Thuringian Mauser
Thuringian Goldbeetle Thuringian Cropper
Thuringian Crescent Thuringian Color Pigeons
Thuringian Breast Thurgau White Tail
Thurgau Shield Thurgau Peak Crested
Thurgau Monk Thurgau Elmer
Thurgau Crescent Thai Laugher
Thai Fantail Taxan Pioneer
Targovista Red Highflyer Targovist Tumbler
Taqlaji Takla Tumbler
Taganrog Tumbler


Usbekian Tumbler Ural Striped Maned Pigeon


Vrschatschaka Tumbler Voorburg Shield Cropper
Volga Tumbler Vogtland Whitehead Trumpeter
Wiennese Whiteside Tumbler Viennese Short-Faced Tumbler
Viennese Long-Faced Tumbler Viennese Gansel Tumbler
Vienna Roserlscheck Vienna Muffed Tumbler
Vienna Highflyer Vienna
Velono Pouter Varna Tumbler
Valencian Peter Runt Valencian Magany Homer
Valencian Homer Valencian Giant Tenant
Valencian Figurita Valencian Cropper


White Racing Doves Wuttemberg Moorhead
Wolverhampton Magpie Tumbler Wolverhampton Badge Tumbler
Wiggetal Color Tail West of England Tumbler
Warsaw Butterfly Tumbler Waldviertel Cropper


Zurich White Tail Zitterhall
Zagreb Tumbler

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