English Longface Tumblers

The English Longface tumbler originated in the UK and is bred all over the world today. There are two main types, clean-legged and muffed (Feathered feet). This attractive breed can be bred in a whole...

Chinese Owls

The Chinese Owl pigeon is a breed of domestic fancy pigeon. It is not actually from China, and developed over many years of selective breeding. The breed was probably originated from Spain or India. The...


The Fantail is typified a fan-shaped tail composed of 30 to 40 feathers, abnormally more than most members of the pigeon family, which usually have 12 to 14 feathers. The breed is thought to...

Jacobin Pigeons

The Jacobin pigeon is an Asiatic breed of domestic fancy pigeon. It is from India and was developed over many years of selective breeding. It is known for its’ feathered hood over its’ head Learn...

South African Breeds

The South African Botternek Tumbler (Tortoiseshell) was bred the deceased Boet (Jan) van der Walt of Pretoria Gardens . The South African Toy Pigeon is a medium large sized pigeon, which is rather long and haunches

Colour Pigeons

Most of these pigeons originate in Germany. There are many different varieties, with a wide selection of colours and markings. Archangel Pigeon Danish Suabian Pigeon Saxon Field Pigeon Starling Pigeon Swallow Pigeon Thuringen Field Pigeon Ice Pigeon Learn about...

Modena Pigeons

The Modena derives its name from the city of Modena in Italy, where it was first bred centuries ago. Many people consider this breed to be the world’s top show pigeon. The story of this...

English Carrier Pigeons

English carriers have a long slender body, with a long neck in proportion to the rest of the body, and distinctive features including a rounded hard wattle. Today, the English Carrier is strictly a show...

Norwich Cropper

The Norwich Cropper Pigeon Was developed in the Norfolk area of England over many years of selective breeding. This breed is descendants from the feral or wild rock pigeon. Earlier history of this breed is...


The breed is known for the frill on the wing shield feathers. The feather curl should also be present at the ends of the foot feathers or muffs. It is believed to have originated somewhere...

English Trumpeter

  Name of this pigeon breed is misleading, because the modern breed is an American creation. It is a very beautiful bird, and is regarded as one of the most ornamental breeds of fancy pigeon....

American Show Racer

The American Show Racer pigeon, also known as the Show Pen Racer, and nicknamed the “Bird of Dignity” is a breed of domestic pigeon that began in the early 1950s with the finest Racing Homers,...

Gross Mondain

This heavy breed has a large and deep body, contrasted with a fine head. It should be a short bird characterized size and roundness. Learn about more Fancy Pigeon Breeds click here

Welcome to the South African Fancy Pigeon Association

For the love and care of Fancy Pigeons / Vir die liefde en versorging van Sierduiwe


Founded in Cape Town on the 23 April 1943, the South African Fancy Pigeon Association has grown into a large organisation which today consists of 10 different areas and 20 specialists clubs reaching to all the corners of South Africa and has a diverse history of over 74 years.

The sport of Fancy Pigeons is a peaceful and enjoyable culture which encourages fellowship and a passion for any member of society, and has become a family sport throughout South Africa.


In the early 1940’s, the so-called important and well-known pigeon fanciers felt the necessity of establishing a country wide organisation to handle the ”problems in solving the differences between the various fanciers and to obtain show pens for pigeon shows as was the case in overseas countries.” 


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