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Pigeons Association is a centre of one of its kind
which caters to the different breeds of Pigeons, essentially
there are two major breeds of pigeons in India distinguished
as High Flying Pigeons and Low flying pigeons. Cities like
Delhi, Banaras, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Rampur, Ahmedabad, Jaipur,
Tonk, Vadodara Surat, Mumbai and other major cities and villages
in India have a large number of pigeon keepers.
medieval (Mughal Period) times and before that as well there
is a mention in the history that India has been a home for
flying pigeon breeders. Pigeon flying and breeding was taken
up as a hobby by the Nawabs in India post the Mughal rule.
Presently too pigeons flying and breeding is a hobby in various
parts of India. The unique feature of the pigeons in India
is that they are extremely beautiful, And breeds like Lal
chhapka, Kasni kanak, White Kagdi, Neelam Kaathwa, Jeera and
Sabja are exclusively found in India.
Largely there are two basic Pigeons
breeder in India
(a) Highflying Pigeon Breeder
(b) Low flying Pigeons breeders.
Majority of them are High flyer Pigeon breeders.
Gerebaaj is very well known High
flying pigeon breed, there are sub breeds in this species like
Kalsera, Lalsera, Lal Chhapka, Kala Chhapka, Jeera, Haara, Neelam
Kathwa, White Kagdi, Kasni Kanak, Bhathiyara, Udaa, Napta, Bajra,
Seluna, Masaal. Taamda etc species are very popular breeds in
India.There are unique physical features of these pigeons to distinguish
them like eye color i.e. white, yellow, black and dark yellow
and legs which are pink and Siyaah panja. Two breeds are very
popular in India i.e. Banaras in U.P. and second is the Rajasthani
breed. A tournament for pigeons is organized in winter in India
between November and January every year and in summers too there
is a competition for pigeons. During winter the flying competition
takes place between 6 to 7 am, and in summer 5 to 6am, approximately
23 pigeons are made to fly and timings for 20 pigeons is officiated.
As per the rule if the pigeons return before 12 in the noon then
it is disqualified from the competition. There are two expert
adjudicators in place for this competition. The record highest
time of pigeon flying has been 200 hours. In certain cities the
pigeons which fly till late are considered winners.
It aims at strengthening individual and institutional capacity
in pigeon conservation and through widespread education and awareness
Roughly there are around 386 different breeds of pigeons in India
and the credit for keeping all these breeds alive goes to the
pigeon breeding community of India. The motto of the United pigeons
association is to provide good network and information, advise
and financial support for pigeon breeding and health. The idea
is to keep the various species from getting extinct and keep the
interests of people’s hobby of flying and breeding pigeons
alive. To provide platform and organize events and conferences
for all pigeon lovers so that they can interact and learn more
about the pigeons and share important information about pigeons.