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Red self Danzig Highflier
|Country of origin||Prussia/Poland|
|US Breed Group||high-flying|
|EE Breed Group||Tumbler and Highflyer|
The Danzig Highflyer is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding. Danzig Highflyers, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the rock pigeon (Columba livia). There are two major variates of the Danzig Highflyer: ones that are bred for show, and others as pets for flying.
It is thought this breed had its origin in the vicinity of Danzig (now Gdansk) in 1807. Other sources point to the ancient province of Galicia-Poland
- ^ Levi, Wendell (1977). The Pigeon. Sumter, S.C.: Levi Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0-85390-013-2.
- ^ Seymour, Rev. Colin (Ed)(2006) Australian Fancy Pigeons National Book of Standards.