Jewel Fancy The United States. In 1946 Everett Milstead, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly a breeder of the White Swiss Mondaine, conceived the idea of creating the Jewel Mondaine. The ideal he sought was a short, blocky bird, white, evenly tigered or mottled with black. Milstead crossed a White Swiss Mondaine with an Italian Mondain (variety not stated). In 1948 a black French Mondain cock was mated to a hen from this cross. A little later Indian Mondain blood was introduced. In the same year the Jewel Mondaine Club was organized and a careful breeding plan and standard was adopted. ( Encyclopedia of Bird Kingdom )
References: Encyclopedia of Pigeon breeds by Wendell Mitchell Levi, accepted everywhere as Mr. Pigeon.
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