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    Roller Pigeon Guide

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    The roller pigeon is a type of domesticated pigeon that has been bred for rolling whilst flying, as well as rolling on the ground. There are several varieties of roller pigeon, including:
    Birmingham Roller
    Oriental
    Parlor
    Galati

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    Birmingham Roller Pigeons
    These roller pigeons are the most well-known variety worldwide. Originating from Birmingham, the selective breeding has resulted in the birds bring able to somersault whilst in flight. The two types are called Flying and Show. Flying Birmingham Roller Pigeons are lighter in weight and much smaller than the Show variety so that they can adequately roll in the sky.

    Parlor Roller Pigeon
    Similar to the Birminghams in appearance, this type of Roller Pigeon cannot fly. They are bred to roll in backwards somersaults on the ground.

    Oriental Rollers
    This type of Roller pigeon is a different type of flying roller. They come in a number of different colours and are used to perform in shows such as the World Cup competition. 

    Breeding Rollers
    Roller pigeons are bred all over the world. In fact there is estimated to be around 10,000 breeders of this type of bird. These breeders can be found in a wide variety of terrains, climates and settings, which means that it is a pursuit for just about anybody.

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