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Pigeon breeds: Italian traveler for show

Pigeon breeds: Italian traveler for show


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Origin

The breed was selected starting from 1900, starting from racing pigeons of above average size, with very developed nasal pulleys.

Overall impression

In appearance it resembles a robust, compact, racing race traveler with an average erect bearing; it has a rounded head, characterized by well-developed, wedge-shaped nasal pulleys, which increase in volume with the progress of the subject's age.

Breed characteristics

Head - Sturdy, proportionate to the size of the pigeon, with a gently rounded profile, without interruptions or staples from the forehead to the nape, it widens slightly towards the back and merges into the neck, welding to it without edges.
Eyes - Brilliant, with bright red iris. White-coated subjects have black eyes. The periocular pulley formed by two concentric circles, light in color and powdered.
Beak - Strong, well closed, formed by two parts of equal strength, slightly obtuse at the end; the continuation of the beak measurement line must pass through the center of the eye. In subjects with blue rods, black, hammered blue, laid red, hammered red, the beak is black; in silver, silver with rods, hammered silver, it has a horn color. In the flesh-colored whites, and it is related to the background color of the plumage, in the brindle and magnan. Well developed nasal pulleys, seen from the side have a wedge shape, begin shortly after the tip of the beak, gradually rising and widening towards the forehead and ending in a clear way, higher than the curve of the forehead. In young subjects they have a fine, regular texture and are divided by a longitudinal furrow; in adults they gradually increase in volume, but without forming irregular growths in the two parts of the beak and maintaining their compactness. In adults, a light caruncle is allowed on the wattles of the lower part of the beak.
Neck - Of medium length, robust, full at the attachment to the trunk, it gradually narrows upwards; well rounded throat, without dewlap.
Chest - Rounded, full, slightly prominent with respect to the wing shoulder.
Back - Wide at shoulder height, it is narrowing towards the tail, on average inclined downwards.
Ali - Sturdy, wide, well covering the back, with the ends resting on the tail of which they are shorter.
Tail - Well closed and narrow, relatively short, located on the extension of the back line, without touching the ground.
Legs - Medium length tarsi, rather strong, impumi; strong thighs.
Plumage - Well adherent to the body, tense, hard.
Purebred cloaks
Blue with rods, hammered blue, silver, silver with rods, hammered silver, hammered red, zarzano, black, white, magnano, brindle, laid red, red, black sparkling head, piebald.
Color and design
Pure colors should be sought, even if the color of the coat does not constitute a determining character in the judgment of the breed. The one colors and to be preferred of intense shades. In black subjects with sparkly heads, the black plumage of the head is finely flecked with white even for 50% of its surface. The zarzani can have background colors of different intensity.
Serious defects
Skeleton body too small, worn horizontally, too short and thin, too long and thin, narrow head, with flattening or stapling; long, fine and pointed, open beak; scarce, coarse nasal pulleys with irregular growths; coarse eye contours; long and wide tail; deviated sternum; faded eye color.
Evaluation form
Overall impression - shape, bearing and position of the body - head, beak and pulleys - eyes and their contours - plumage - color.
Ring diameter - 9 mm.

Thanks to Mr. Zeggio Giampaolo, Secretary of the Italian Traveler's Club.

Italian exhibition traveler (photo Fabio Zambon)

Italian exhibition traveler (photo Fabio Zambon)

Italian white exhibition traveler (photo Fabio Zambon)

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