The Schmalkalden Moorhead (Columba livia) is a breed of fancy pigeon. This is called selective breeding in order to develop specific characteristics. It is a domestic pigeon from Germany.
The Schmalkalden Moorhead has an arched brown head, dark eyes, and a long neck with ruffled neck feathers. The white feathers are bent forward and cover the neck so that the pigeon looks as if it has a mane.
The Schmalkalden Moorhead has long wings and a long tail.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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