JACOBIN PIGEON ©Ahmed Al-Ibrahim
The Old Dutch Capuchine is one of the older breeds of pigeons and likely dates back to the Middle East, Greece or India for its origins. Capuchines were probably brought to Holland by Dutch sailors no later than the 1500’s. We know of its presence in Holland in the 1500’s by its depiction in several of the Dutch Masters’ works of art.
One of the unique characteristics of the Old Dutch Capuchine is the low-set rosettes on both sides of the neck accompanied by the chain, which is formed by the front portion of the rosettes. The chain flows smoothly out of the hood to form an upside down letter U when viewed from the front. Although there are numerous breeds of pigeons that are crested, only a very few have the large rosettes and chain of the Capuchine.
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by Ahmed Al-Ibrahim