These pigeons are
raised for their tumbling skills and performance. They come in many
colors, and plain, mustached, rosed, crested or double crested
They are called by the names written below them as
their color description but they are known by their city of origin.
The city they are known by is a good indication of what type of
tumblers they are.
Several things measure quality of their
As they are low flying birds it is clearly visible
what they do in air (this is usually the reason for many to select
this breed). All of them tumble while flying straight and most do a
combination upstairs climb tumbling but, only the good ones dive
towards the loft and just before touching the ground make a
helicopter like upstairs climb towards the sky, legs stretched down
like they are trying to touch the ground, head down forward between
wings looking down and the body 90 degrees to ground vertical take
off. Every two to three feet they tumble and keep going up. Some
even adds to it by slightly spinning their body around them selves
while going up and keeping composure.
When they compete, how
low they dive (some sweep the floor with their tail with out
landing) how high they climb with how many combinations (tumble and
up), and how many times they charge the loft are measured.
Which means everybody gets to be watched in their home turf.
This is also a good opportunity for fanciers to get familiar
with each other and show their stock off.