The Vienna Medium Faced Tumbler Pigeon
Also nicknamed "Bumpity"
Origin: Unknown, probably the Middle East or Asia. The Turks
introduced it to Austria prior to the 1600's.
Description: The Vienna Medium Faced Tumbler is a miniature,
muscular marvel. Though bred to an exhibition standard, the Vienna MF
Tumbler still demonstrates the sleek, aerodynamic qualities of a
flyer. The Vienna should carry itself erect and bold. The neck is
straight and long emphasizing its atypical head structure. The beak
should be perpendicular to the skull wit th ebeak line running under
its bluish pearl eye. The skull is flat and ascends upward from the
base of its wattle at approximately 30 degrees, and descends abruptly
to join the neck at an impressive 90 degree angle. The body is long
and narrow, supported by lengthly legs set closely together. The tail
is long but carried clear of the ground with the flights of the wings
resting neatly upon it. In profile, the back, flights, and tail should
run in a descending straight line that appropriately accentuates the
Vienna's upbeat personality.
Colors: Stock blue bar, blue check, violet dark storked, green
dark storked, light storked, black, red, and yellow storked,
gedachelte, rosewing, schimmel, tiger, self and A.O.C.
General: Originally a flying breed, the Austrians refined its
unique features for exhibition. It is one of the smallest of the
domesticated breeds and is light and agile on the wing. They are
excellent parents. The Vienna has an extremely cheerful temperment
that is prone to playful interaction when handled on a regular basis.