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Morrillero Alicantino


Does anyone here keep Morrilleros? It's quickly becoming my favorite breed of Pouter. These are so cool!

A few months ago I bought two pairs that were off Spanish imports. At the time there was only two other people in the US that had any. Ever since I kept each pair in a small breeding cage, so I wasn't able to observe their behavior. I sold many of the first babies I raised to try and get some of my money back, because these cost me a small fortune. Because the adults were locked up alone and the babies were sold I didn't get to observe their natural behavior interacting with other Pigeons in a larger loft or outside. Well, I decided to hold back a white tail marked bird and put it in with my Picas and Horseman adults in a large loft. It matured into a male.

Now that it's mature, It is the coolest little bird! This guy has the energy and zeal of a Pica but the way it's built with it's head back and overall structure it's simply looks awesome, with it's constant strutting, dancing and cooing. His structure adds to his fire! He really puts on a great show! You have to see it in person to appreciate it. They even blow a small globe, which I don't see much of in the small cages.

I can't wait to get enough that I can afford to fly them. They say they fly with a rowing motion, with their heads raised upwards like a snake ready to strike.


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Alan how about a pic?

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First, I will start you out with a video. It's a good representation of the breed, but you will need QuickTime to view it. QuickTime don't take long to download. The video is HERE

The first photo is of one of my pairs, but it doesn't do them justice, so I took some photos off the web. But my birds, do just what they do on the video and in the photos. I need some better photos of my birds.

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Yes, excellent little pigeons, often overlooked, which I don't really understand because these seem so typically Spanish to me, and their display is just awesome.

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I can't get my dial up to load it. emoticon

When I saw the second picture all I could think of was, if this pigeon was a person it would be John Travolta doing one of his dances, back in the day. ;)

 

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It seems as if their structure and personality is built to compliment their display. They remind me of a colorful Spanish matador playing to the crowd.

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That's it, only the Spaniards could create the embodiment of machismo and charisma in a pigeon! Image

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Great birds, its too bad that the spanish breeds of pouters are NONEXSISTENT,in nova scotia!!!!!!!!

or id have them!! all of them hhahahahaha


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I am thinking of getting a pair in the near future. If any one else has more information in English and some more pictures I would be very gratful.
Phil in Az.

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