Shiraz Tumbler Pigeon

Shiraz Tumbler pigeon is raised for decorative and exhibition purposes. The Shiraz Tumbler pigeon is a flying breed of national pigeon from Iran. It is originally from Shiraz in south Iran.

The strain is also known by some other titles such as Afghani Shirazi pigeon, Shakhsharli Tumblers, Shirazi, Shaik, Saksarli, and ‘lahouri’ or ‘domgir’ (in Isfahan).

The meaning of the word’Shakhsharli’ is”overdressed with beauty”, and the strain was named so largely due to their natural beauty. It is believed that the Shiraz Tumbler pigeon is one of a kind and among the most amazing pigeon breeds. And it’s also among the most magnificent pigeon breeds available today.

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Shiraz Tumbler pigeon or the Shakhsharli is a breed. It comes in four common or original colors: yellow, blue, red and black. Though some other colors such as ash crimson and yellow, bronze, black and dun, silver and blue, cream bar, red bar, and sulfur have also been bred. In comparison to other pigeon breeds, these critters possess many feathers.

By way of example, the 3 patches of color in their head. One patch on two at each cheek, and the surface of the head. The patch on top of the head is called a ‘skull area’, along with the other two is called ‘cheek patches’.

Head of this Shiraz Tumbler pigeons is around and averagely large. Their eyes may also be of pearl or red-colored, although they have brown eyes.

Most of the birds have a white neck and head to the breast, forming a V shape. Their body is small, prolonged with breast. They have muffed legs.

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The typical bodyweight of this older Shiraz Tumbler pigeon is involving 340-425 grams.

The Shiraz Tumbler pigeons are flyers. They are noted for their beautiful look. They could fly around 1-2 hours, depending on the instruction that they are given at an early age. But they can not fly quite high, and a few of them will fall.

The way Shiraz Tumbler pigeon fly is a combination of turning round the attic and moving to space and keep coming back. They fly as a kit. They are of very great behavior, and they can be tamed quite well. So, the strain is good for raising as pets. They grow relatively faster.

Shiraz Tumbler Pigeon breed information

Breed NameShiraz Tumbler
Other NameAfghani Shirazi pigeon, Shakhsharli Tumblers, Shirazi, Shaik, Saksarli, and ‘lahouri’ or ‘domgir’ (in Isfahan)
Breed PurposeFlying, ornamental, pets
Special NotesBeautiful birds with unique appearance, excellent flyers, good behavior, easily tamed, very good for raising as pets, grow faster
Breed ClassMedium
Weight340-425 grams
Climate ToleranceAll climates
Flying AbilityExcellent
As PetsVery good
ColorWhite with black, blue, red or yellow. Other colors are also found.
RarityCommon
Country/Place of OriginIran