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Sverdlovsk Blue-gray Mottle-headed Pigeons

(Columbidae - Please see also Doves)

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Sverdlovsk Blue Gray Mottle-headed Pigeon


The pigeons originate from solid blue-gray and blue-craw pigeons.

External appearance

The pigeon is of middle size. The body is solid with well developed pectoral muscles. The wings are strong and lie on the tail. The neck is short. The back is wide and is inclined towards the tail. Set low on the legs.

Show Standards:

  • Head: middle-sized, oval, the forehead is wide and slightly prominent. The sinciput has a weak plane inclined towards the occiput. The occiput is short and smoothly blends into the neck.
  • Eyes: light-colored, with redness in the iris.
  • Bill: middle-sized (12-15 mm), light-gray, tightly closed. Theupper beak (maxilla) slightly hangs over the lower beak (mandible).
  • Cere: small, prolate, smooth, tightly pressed against the bill.
  • Eyelid: narrow, thin, light-colored.
  • Neck: short, strong, without flexure.
  • Chest: wide, strong, well developed, slightly prominent.
  • Back: wide, straight.
  • Body: solid, stream-lined.
  • Wings: tight against the body. The ends of the wings are on the tail, do not cross one another, and are 1-2 cm shorter than the tail.
  • Tail: tightly closed, 2 feathers wide. The tail has 12 feathers 30-40 mm wide each. The tail and the back form a straight line.
  • Legs and feet: middle-sized, crimson-colored, 2.5-3.5 cm from the metatarsus to the heel, gray claws.
  • Feather decorations: No.
  • Feather quality: The plumage is tight. The fan is wide.

Color and hue

Blue-gray - blue


The head is white down to the middle of the neck and has color marks. Otherwise the pigeon is blue-gray. The wing flaps have two dark stripes. The tail is blue-gray with a dark stripe at the edge.

Flying quality

The pigeons are capable of flying for 3-6 hours at a high altitude. Keep separately in the air. May fly in a flock. The pigeon opens its tail when flying. The flight is smooth.

Permissible Defects

Narrow or slightly faceted head. Red eyelid. Yellow (straw-colored) eye. Hazel hue in the stripes and flight feathers. Drooping wings. Weak feathering of the inside part of the tegs. Dark or speckled blue-gray coloring. The neck is solid blue-gray. The number of tail feathers is up to 14.

Impermissible Defects

Red (savage) eye. Different eyes. Weak speckling of the head (less than 50% white-colored feathers). White-colored feathers in parts of the body other than the head. Feathering of the legs. Somersaulting in the air.

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