The Budapest Pigeon
Origin: Budapest, Hungary. The Budapest is a fairly recent
breed developed in the late 19th century to the beginning of the 20th
century. They were originally bred for highflying, but now they are
primarily bred for showroom competition.
Description: The most prominent feature of this breed is its
head. It is wide and short with the width and length being of the same
dimensions, forming a "V" down to the wattle. The back of the head is
sharply marked upward, forming three corners. The beak, while being
short and thick, is straight set. The large eyes are pearl in color,
with thick ceres almost frog like. Black ceres are called for in the
black beak variety, and flesh colored in the white beak variety. The
neck is long and slightly arched, with the wing butts carried slightly
outwards. This feature, along with its long legs, gives the bird the
expression of a stork. The Budapest has an erect station, standing
high on its toes.
Color and Markings: In the black beak variety they are bred in
blue, black, grizzle, and stork. In the white beak variety, they are
bred in black, dun, red, yellow, white, ash red, blue, silver, and
checker. The white flighted and heart back (Gansel) marked birds are
bred in the same colors.
I received my first 4 Budas on July 19th and just am thrilled with
them. Such dainty small birds with owl eyes. I look forward to hand
raising the offspring.
In August I added 8 more plus 2 pair of foster birds for the Buda
young. (Vienna Medium Faced Tumblers)