Pigeons are domesticated rock doves that have returned to the wild. The have short necks and small bills. The word Pigeon is from the Latin 'pipo' which means Young Cheeping Bird. In war time, pigeons were used to deliver messages due to their homing capabilities. They are the oldest known bird having lived among men for thousands of years. This intelligent bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a lifelike study.