The Jacobin pigeon – or also known by the names: Capucin, Perückentaube, Cappuccino, – an ancient variety or race originating in England, developed from the 1500s. The name “jacobin” is a name for the Dominican monks, who were later used to name this variety because of its head-shaped head feathers. Varieties belonging to this type of Structure pigeons are informed of poor flying capabilities, so their development is solely for uniqueness of appearance.
Average height of the Jacobin pigeon is around 14 inches. Average live body weight of the mature birds is about 350 grams.