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Carneau Pigeon

Carneau Pigeon

Introduction

The Carneau pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon. It was developed over many years of selective breeding in Northern France and Southern Belgium.

These birds were originally a very low maintenance bird that would fly freely in the fields.

KEY FACTS

Name Carneau Pigeon
Origin Northern France and Southern Belgium
Approximate size 13 inches
Life span Carneau Pigeon average lifespan is between 7 to 10 years
Weight 640 - 740 gram
Reproduction The female Carneau Pigeon Lays (1-3) eggs
Colors Red, and some variations are white, black, and grey.

description of Carneau Pigeon

Carneau is a pigeon that comes from Carneau, French. Beside red color, Carneau also has some variations such as white, black, and grey. The Carneau is a utility pigeon. That people raise it for its meat or Squab. The breeder raise the pigeon chick only 30 days. Carneau has white pinkish skin. This pigeon’s look is not different from its ancestor rock pigeon. It has small head, relative to its body. The beak is pink and short with small nose upper its beak. The eye is yellow in color. The body is slender. It has wide breast that contain delicious meat. The feather is tight. The feet are red in color and there is no feather on it. In the older days the Carneau Pigeon was a free flying bird that you would find in fields and the Carneau is also been known to be used in lots of experiments.

 

Carneau weighs 640 – 740 gram. It is two times of rock pigeon weighs or similar to bantam chicken. A 30 days Carneau chick weighs 330 -340 gram or half of its parent. The Carneau is a medium utility pigeon. Since the new utility pigeon are found, Some people leave Carneau. They raise Carneau for exhibition bird not for utility bird, some people also have the Carneau Pigeon as pet’s.

scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Subphylum – Vertebrata
Class– Aves
Order– Columbiformes
Family– Columbidae
Genus– Columba
Species – C. livia Subspecies: C. l. domestica

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