List of phenotypes

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This is a list of phenotypes and colours in domestic pigeons. As there is a near infinite number of possible gene combinations, this list will likely never be complete.

See also the list of morphological phenotypes for a list of physical (non-colour) phenotypes.

Phenotype name Mutant genes required Photograph
Almond Stipper, kite, T-pattern, heterozygous recessive red. Almond-Kenny-Davis.jpg
Andalusian Spread, heterozygous indigo Andalusian-Eugene-Jordan.jpg
"Double Factor" Andalusian, sometimes called "homozygous andalusian" Spread, homozygous indigo Andalusian (Double)-Brandon-Sensenig.jpg
Ash red spread, sometimes called "lavender", "silver", "barless mealy", etc Ash red, spread Ash-Red-Spread-Adam-Archer.jpg
Baldhead Baldhead Baldhead.jpg
Black, sometimes called "black self" Spread Spread Black.jpg
Black ash Heterozygous ash red, heterozygous blue, spread, homozygous smoky. This colour is only possible on male pigeons.
Black grizzle Spread, Grizzle
Black Tiger Grizzle Spread, Tiger grizzle
Black whiteside Spread, others Black-Whiteside-Kenny-Davis.jpg
Blue bar None, this is wild type Blue Bar Feral pigeon.jpg
Blue barless Barless Blue-Barless-Scott-Roberts.jpg
Blue check Check Blue-Check-Mike-Miles.JPG
Brown, sometimes called "brown self" Brown, spread Brown-Spread-Eugene-Jordan.jpg
Brown bar Brown
Brown barless Brown, barless
Brown check Brown, check
Dark check T-pattern Dark-Check-Mike-Miles.JPG
Deroy Stipper, kite, T-pattern, recessive red. Deroy-Denis-Webster.jpg
Dunn Dilute, spread Dilute-Spread-Dunn-Mike-Miles.JPG
Gergati Unknown
Grizzle (classic) Heterozygous grizzle Valencian Figurita - Blue Grizzle.jpg
Grizzle (stork) Homozygous grizzle
Isobel Various
Khaki Brown, dilute, spread
Khaki bar Brown, dilute
Khaki barless Brown, dilute, barless
Khaki check Brown, dilute, check Khaki-Check-Denis-Webster.jpg
Lemon Extreme dilute Extreme-Dilute-Blue-Check-Adam-Archer.jpg
Orojo Recessive red, grizzly Orojo-Kenny-Davis.jpg
Pied Various
Recessive red, sometimes called "red self" Homozygous recessive red, enhanced by spread and other darkening and bronzing factors Carneau Recessive Red.jpg
Recessive red mottle Recessive red, other
Red bar, sometimes called "mealy", "silver", etc Ash red
Red barless Ash red, barless
Red check Ash red, check Ash-Red-Check-Mike-Miles.JPG
Red grizzle Ash red, grizzle
Red slate, sometimes called "schalie" or "plum" Ash red, smoky
Silver bar Dilute Dilute-Blue-Bar-Silver-Bar-Adam-Archer.jpg
Silver barless Dilute, barless Barless-dilute-blue-modena-pigeon.jpg
Silver check Dilute, check Dilute-Blue-Check-Silver-Check-Mike-Miles.jpg
Slate, sometimes called "schalie" or "plum" Smoky Smoky-Check-Woodbine-Loft.jpg
Tic eye Unknown Tic-Eye-Adam-Archer.jpg
Tortoiseshell, sometimes called "Tortoiseshell grizzle", "tort", or "tort grizzle" Grizzle, a bronzing factor Tort-Grizzle-Monoki-Jozsef.jpg
White, sometimes called "white self" This phenotype can be produced using a number of different genotypes White-Capuchin-Pigeon.jpg
White flight Unknown White-Flight-Adam-Archer.jpg
White pattern Various Blue-White-Bar-Bodlina.jpg
Red whiteside Homozygous recessive red, homozygous red whiteside Dutch highflier Homozygous Whiteside Ws.jpg
Yellow, sometimes called "yellow self" Homozygous recessive red, dilute Yellow-Woodbine-Loft.jpg
Yellow bar Ash red, dilute Dilute-Ash-Red-Bar-(Yellow-bar)-Mike-Miles.JPG
Yellow barless Ash red, barless, dilute
Yellow check Ash red, check, dilute Yellow-Check-Woodbine-Loft.jpg

See also