In the second half of the 19th century, a group of pigeon-lovers have created an unusual breed of pigeons, which gave the name of the Kursk tumblers. This breed is popular because of its own high-level flight. Birds are not only excellent handling qualities, but also a well-developed instinct for flight schooling. The group flight representatives make are almost always together, the doves begin to fly vertically up, and later, when feeling the air currents, quietly opened and gradually make the transition to the flickering mode. These birds always fly so high that after a certain period of time completely hidden from sight than the birds and different from the other.
Flight Quality pigeons are so good that the Kursk tumblers can fly non-stop between five and six hours, but those pigeons which fly constantly remain in heaven until ten o’clock. A feature of birds is a strong attachment to the house so no matter where they were, pigeons always return to their home. Also, the breed of the few that survived the Second World War.
As the story says, the order was issued during the war about to completely destroy those pigeons that lived in the local areas. A similar procedure is meant to destroy the possible relationship among the guerrilla groups. Because in hostilities often used pigeons as a postal service. The plan was, of course, very productive, but the destruction of birds entailed consequences. True lovers of pigeons covered beloved bird by all means, even for birds risked their lives. How would the German invaders did not attempt to destroy the rock, the love of cute creatures defeated. Birds were hiding in various places, and only so have rescued birds.
After the Germans thought that the species disappeared completely defined group, with a minimum of representatives still survived. Single specimens that were often mixed together. However, special attention is brought exclusively flying characteristics, exterior details were almost irrelevant. Absolutely all of the processes that were carried out s breeds of pigeons, were to prevent similar situations extermination. Because if the pigeons used to be able to fly for long intervals of time and at high altitudes, the possibility of destruction dropped hundreds of times. In connection with the presented changes and innovations in the species, also changed the primary colors. The feathers were colorful, besides began to appear new types of pigeons: poluhvostye, Strokatov, magpies, which can be found in our time. Feature species Kursk Tumblers almost completely consists in flying qualities, because the quality of the flight, as before, is a priority.
In modern times, pigeons refers to different type. The first subgroup of pigeons has a large warhead, with the presence of the white forehead, black eyes, and dull shades century; beak small, a bit too wide and cream shades; cervical region rather long; chest convex and deep enough; birds body powerful, abundant and at the same time too short; legs are low, without a tail. Each feathers is rugged, densely arranged to the body, and all have beautiful plumage entirely silky tenderness. Each wing is made up of five or ten perinok primaries, they often white.
There are other pigeons that conformation slightly different characteristics and are at an identical species. birds head is rounded and a little beak is thicker than the first subgroup. A distinctive feature is the black frontal part. On the forehead common to see small marks that are hidden behind the black-colored eyes. Depending on what color feathers around the eye area – defined by the color of the eyeballs themselves. For example, the other facial features with black circles around the eyes, mostly silver palettes eye. In addition, pigeons neck slightly different: more subtle and elegant. The body of a little stretched, but not long, measuring a little less than the first group. The Constitution set quite low. The plumage is different, but most have a bluish feathers that virtually shimmers, but rather on the contrary, frosted. In one wing, respectively, from four to eight perinok.
Also consider the third group of pigeons, who also looks a little different. Features shown on the clearly expressed magpie print body. The head of the massive enough; beak a little thick and not very long; all parts of the eye black, and eyelids slightly gribastye; neck bird a bit thick, and often occurs with the presence of cervical region podtryasa; chest convex and deep; the body rather short; legs medium length, without the presence of feathers; and large-open wings which hang down slightly on the sides and easily relate tail. The features of the third subgroup is white frontal part, also found the presence of cheeks and a small shirt front neck.
Whatever characteristics did not differ different characters represented species, high flight characteristics have absolutely every pigeon. Thanks to a well-developed wings and tail, the bird flying very high, with rather long intervals can not be said about many other breeds. When the flight greatly swings the tail part, and the feathers on the edges correspond to the wide-open wings. Especially nice to watch the flight of an unusual trembling wings. If we compare the quality of appearance, then, of course, there are other, more beautiful bird, but with flight qualities of the breed can not be compared, and half of those breeds. It’s no wonder they say that looks are not important.