The Hungarian Giant House pigeons – also known by names: Géant Hongrois, Ungarische Riesentaube, Gigante Ungherese, Porumbei Urias Manghiar, Венгерский домашний великан – a variety from Hungary, although there is a note that the true breed was imported. It was developed in Turkey (1540-1686) and in Germany in the 1900s.
However, the variety description was only accepted by the Association at that time (the Hungarian breed club was established four years later). Over time, it had several names: Hungarian House, Turkish, Rural, and who else knows what name they can call in every region.
Some articles suggest that there might be a drummer (Türk Demkeş) who helped build feathers. Still, for pigeon lovers, this magnificent breed offers a unique aesthetic appearance with its cap and rich leg hair.
The breed is classified as beneficial form, reported as small population varieties, rare, but on the latest developments requested by breeders from outside Europe. It can fly well, but it takes precedence over it as a pigeon ornament.
The average weight of the Hungarian giant is around 80-90. Length – from the beak to the end of the tail – 45-50 cm.