The Origin and History of The Giant Runt Pigeon

I am currently researching the history of the Giant Runt Pigeon and it’s breeders in The United States. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who raises Runts, or from anyone who has any knowledge of any of their descendents and family members who may have bred and raised them. From what I can gather, they were brought into this country sometime in the 1700’s. Any information or leads you can provide would be greatly appreciated, including any reference included in old books or periodicals that you may be aware of.

In addition, I am also researching the origins of the King Pigeon in the United States. And, last but not least, I am interested in the history of the squab farming industry in New Jersey.

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One thought on “The Origin and History of The Giant Runt Pigeon”

  1. What did you find on the giant runts? I’m just starting to breed some now. I have the European style. Hard to find here in US.

    Dan Lichtenwalner
    Denver CO
    720 309 2547

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