Hungarian breed of pigeons
Hungarian pigeons are beautiful flying birds. Among Russian pigeon lovers, the Hungarian giants and Hungarian giants are especially popular.
Hungarian pigeons have always been among the most attractive, bred by breeding breeds. High-flying individuals have a distinctive feature: the ability to climb to great heights and fly over significant distances. In total there are more than 20 breeds of high-flying pigeons.
The most popular species is the high-flying Deresh. Derish have unique strength and activity. Also among the high-flying are mirror pigeons.
You need to start a pair of birds in the courtyard.
Hungarian pigeons in the photo look just fine, many breeders grow them to participate in exhibitions and competitions.
Pigeons flying Hungarians are especially popular due to their unpretentiousness, harmony and excellent flight characteristics.
These birds are considered a decorative breed. The plumage they have is of different colors. These are beautiful strong medium-sized birds. The breed is distinguished by a strong, dense physique and well-developed muscles. Birds have excellent memory and are well oriented in space. Even from a very long distance, they always find their home.
Description and content
Hungarian breeders managed to breed an amazing bird. This breed of Hungarian pigeons organically combines a beautiful exterior and excellent flying qualities, which attracts many pigeon lovers.
After lifting, the birds are able to stand on the wing for a long time. They fly huge distances at a height not distinguishable from the ground, and are able to stay in the air for 10 hours. You can see Hungarian pigeons in the photo above in more detail.
High-flying Hungarians are attracted by their unpretentiousness. They do not require special conditions of detention. The main requirement is that birds must have a properly built room and a balanced diet.
Females are excellent mother hens and feed chicks well, they are even trusted by babies of other short-billed breeds. The food and the feeding process of adults does not have strict restrictions. For feeding, it is recommended to take predominantly light mash mats that do not lead to obesity.
The first representatives of this breed were introduced into the territory of modern Hungary for a very long time. It is believed that Byzantine merchants from Turkey brought them back to the 13th century. In the USSR, this breed appeared in 1956, thanks to V. Churikov, the famous Russian pigeon breeder. Now this breed is highly regarded by Russian amateurs.
Hungarian giants are not in vain called giants. The live weight of females reaches 1000 g, the mass of males - 1300 g. This is a prolific breed. One pair per year can grow 10-12 chicks.
Hungarian giants are monogamous - pairs are made only once. You can use a pair up to a maximum of 7-8 years. A more detailed look at the Hungarian giants can be in the photo or video.
The appearance of the Hungarian giants
- Hungarian giants are large in size. Their distinguishing feature is the large case. The chest is wide, raised. This species is distinguished by an almost horizontal posture. On a short thick neck firmly sits a large rounded head with a wide forehead and a convex crown. On the back of the head is a lush, thick forelock. The beak of the giants is large, slightly bent. In blue and black pigeons, the beak is dark, in birds of another color it is usually light pink in color.
- The bird has long wings that fit snugly to the body. Compared to him, the legs of the giants are short, with good round plumage. The tail is medium in size, narrow. The feather is most often monochromatic, not tight-fitting to the body. Giants come in black, blue, red, yellow, or colorful plumage. Sometimes spotted specimens are found.
- The large weight of pigeons affects their content. Since these birds are very heavy, they do not differ in good flight qualities. They are bred for decorative purposes. If the birds do not meet the standards for some parameters and cannot participate in specialized exhibitions, they are rejected. Such pigeons can be used as food.
Hungarian high-flying pigeons need a special diet. Only natural plant-based food is suitable for them. Giants refuse classical compound feed. On stocks you need to think in advance. In winter, carrots rich in vitamins and fiber should be given. Her tinder and give 1 g for each bird.
A mixture of potatoes, cabbage, apples, pears, crackers, minced, and grass flour are added to the grain mixes. You also need to use wheat bran. In the period of vitamin deficiency, it is necessary to additionally give fortified nutrition.
The appearance, characteristics and maintenance features of Hungarian high-flying pigeons attract many pigeon breeders. Another significant plus: they are easy to care for, and daily communication with them is a pleasure.
In order for the birds to be healthy and active, they need to be provided with daily care. First of all, it is necessary to maintain cleanliness and disinfect the walls in the house. Such a measure will help protect the walls and floor from mold. Some farmers lime the walls to prevent mold from appearing indoors.
It is also important to observe the recommended humidity; for this, install a ventilation system. When fresh air prevails in the room, pigeons feel better and there is less fights.
High-flying pigeons love freedom, you cannot get birds if you plan to keep them locked in a cage all the time. Every day, individuals must fly, it is best to start training from short distances so that the pigeons do not get lost and find their way home.
Drinking water should be at room temperature and clean. Due to the dirty water, pigeons can catch viral infections.
The feeder and drinker should be cleaned with disinfectants at least 1 time per day so that pathogenic bacteria do not accumulate on them.
If you comply with such rules for the care and breeding of flying birds, even a novice poultry breeder will be able to grow and train flying pigeons who will take part in exhibitions and flight competitions.