Cross monks - the noble representatives of the German breed of pigeons

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An old, beautiful German breed, which was bred in the 17th century - these are pigeon-monks, whose photos only confirm their beauty. We invite you to learn more about what this type of bird is famous for.

Breed description

The individuals of this species are very beautiful. These are harmonious, strong birds with a recognizable "tuft" or "crest" from the back of the head. The color of representatives of pigeon monks can be very diverse - from white with brown to blue, coffee, brown, silver and even red. Immediately after breeding, the breed was called German, but then, after a long breeding on the territory of Russia and Ukraine, the name “crusted” was attached to pigeons.

The distinguishing feature of a purebred pigeon is a clear, rich and even color.. Their body is predominantly white in color, but the tail and first-order feathers in the wings are always colored in some shade. The eyes of birds are pearly or white. The tail is long, flat, the beak is small, the legs are red with claws of a light shade. A fine representative of the breed can be seen in the photo provided above.

Cross monks are very popular with breeders in Russia and neighboring countries. First of all, for a very friendly and contact nature, obedience and accuracy. Crusade monks are very attached to their home, and also beautiful and unpretentious. Another photo illustrates how harmoniously these birds are folded.

Origin

German golubevody in the 17th century brought the breed, which was initially called the "German monk", but later was renamed the cross. The success of the breeders from Germany was enormous - they bred the breed, which was later assigned a standard. Why did the name change? When flying, pigeons of this species open their wings so that the cross on them becomes noticeable. Currently, birds of this species are bred in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, and, of course, in Germany itself.

In the ethnic homeland even specialized exhibitions are held, where breeders can boast beautiful birds. The following photo of a cross monk illustrates the beauty and accuracy of the bird!

Features

The monks usually circle not very high, form a flock, keep close to each other. Pigeons are particularly distinguished. They can sit for hours on the roof, but as soon as they notice a strange pigeon, they immediately take off. Then, flying up to a stranger, as if urging him to join the company in his dovecote.

The name "monk" was attached to them because of the characteristic cap on the back of the head. These friendly creatures are one of the most tender birds among pigeons.

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