Urban areas if in the wild
Up to 15 years in captivity
Medium sized with a 5 to 6 inch hood
- Jacobin pigeons were named after the Jacobin order of monks who date from 1100 and were known for their distinctive hooded habits.
- Jacobin pigeons are descended from Rock pigeons.
- Their diet consists of fruits, vegetation and insects.
- Pigeons can drink by sucking water directly from a puddle or other water source and do not have to tip their head back to swallow.
- It took 4 stages of development to achieve their look.
- Females usually lay about 2 eggs
The Jacobin Pigeon is a fancy pigeon, bred primarily for show. They make flimsy nests on buildings and trees. The Jacobin Pigeons are monogamous and the female, called a hen will lay one egg and then 17 days later, one more egg. Foster parents, called Homers will often help the hens. The hens shape of head can make it difficult for them to see if an egg has slipped out. The Homers will see this and scratch the egg back under. Their diet consists mostly of seeds and fruits. They get most of their water from free standing water.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order Columbiformes Family: Columbidae Genus: Columba Species: Columba livia