Pigeons of IRAN    
 By Tony Mirseyedi
 
 Tehrani's for competition 
  Go to this page to see pictures of Teer Mah Competion birds in Rasht, IRAN


 Tumblers of Iran
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  Tehran   
   

 Toghie Tumblers of Iran
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 Tehran Competition Birds
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 Birds in Saleh in Iran    
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 Store " Saleh " in Tehran


 My Tumblers

 My Loft
 
 Esfahani Homer Pigeons 
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 Breed of homing Pigeon originated in Esfahan, IRAN


 Crack Tumblers Of Hamedan
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  more pictures


 Shirazi Tumblers of Iran
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  pictures 

 SINEH - Pigeon of Hamedon
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  pictures

Tabrizi - Pa Par 
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 pictures.


Iran also known as Persia, is an ancient country with a written history older than 3000 years. 
It is the cross road between Asia and Europe and her big cities were the major trade centers in routs of the Silk Road. Iran is surrounded by old countries such as India, Russia , Turkey / Ottoman Empire and Arabia, each rich with many fancy and performing pigeon breeds of their own. Pigeons of all breeds have been traded among these civilizations for thousands of years and because of that, today in Iran one can find just about every breed of pigeon as well as unfortunately many many cross breed mutts of all kinds.
Pigeons have a very special place among Iranian people and in their cultures. It's estimated that 4% of households keep some sort of pigeons in a casual fashion and about 1% in a serious manner. That's a lot of pigeons in a country of 75 million! 
Among all the different pure pigeon breeds in Iran there is a Tumbler family of pigeons that stands alone as true "Iranian" Pigeon Breeds. 
This family consist of several Tumbler breeds known as "IHF's" in America. 
Each breed has his own popularity, concentrated in different regions of the country. And often the breed is named after the region or the city which it is from and created.

For the most part this family of Tumblers include:





Shirazi - Bred in several marking such as Tail marked, White Wings, Colored head, in all collors, clean legged and peak crested.
today this breed can be found all over the world including USA.




Hamedon Crack Tumblers - Saddle marking in all colors, extra long muffed legs and peak crested.
Im not sure of its existance outside of Iran.






Abadani Blacks (Zagh) - Bred in self spread black only with clean leg and peak crested. It MUST have pearl (white) eyes, thick white eye ceres, white wattle, white beak and yes white toe nails. They are decent flyers but mainly bred for their frequent tumbling performance.
Im not sure of their existance outside of Iran.


Hamedon Sineh - Bred for its special marking in all colors.
exist in neighboring countries but not sure if any exists in Europe or USA.



Tabrizi Pa Par - Bred for their super long muffed legs with plain head in all colors.
 I'm not sure of their existance outside of Iran.




This is another Tabrizi Pa-Par breed I was recently told about which are closely related to Russian Tumblers. They are bred in self white only, with elongated body, clean head and super long muffs. The longer the muffs the more valuable the specimen. They are decent flyers with frequent acrobatic performance. They are rare in Iran. I've heared of their followers in Azerbaijan but not sure of their existance anywhere else outside of Iran.


Tehrani aka Persian High Flyers - Bred in every color in selfs and grizzles without the recessive genes, for endurance and time on wing at very high altitude (even out of sight) and its slow hawk like flying style. Some strains are good tumblers as well and put on a good show during flights. Mostly bred clean legged and plain headed but grouse legged and peak crested birds are common in some strains.
​Today this breed can be found all over the world including USA. 
The first import to USA was in 1983 by Ulrich Reber from Germany via Europe. 
Mistakenly it was called "Iran Roller" in the US at first but the importer immediatly realized what he​ was looking at was a endurance flyer. Dan Konan wrote in his article that " the term "Roller" is very inappropriate for this breed, as one can only compare them to soaring hawks. More properly, they should be referred to as "Hawk pigeons" or "Soaring High Flyers" as their wing loading ratio and skeletal structure more closely resembles a soaring buteo than a pigeon". Since then there has been several more imports of this breed in different strains into USA and today this breed exists all over the world in many strains.  


Toghie - Bred for specific Ringneck marking bred in all collors , clean legged or muffed, plain headed or peak crested. 
today this breed can be found all over the world including USA.