Mariola form Pigeons– also known by the name: Мариола – is a varietal originating from Portugal, known as an old race that began to be developed since the Islamic invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, between the 7th century s.d. to-11. Varieties belonging to this type of Utility, were once known as broiler pigeons, and then more intended for appearance. Some records inform that these varieties are still representative of their original form, so they are preserved as Portuguese varieties.
Mariolinha Fancy pigeons– also known by the names: Pigmy Mariola, Маролинка – is a varietal originating from Portugal, known to be developed as a descendant of Mariola (or as a small version of Mariola), obtained as a result of cross-breeding with Rafeno and African Owl. Varieties belonging to this type of Utility have similarities with Mariola, differing only in size. This variety is known to have good flying ability, but its character is more to follow the nature of its ancestral blood.