Fantail pigeon is called fantail pigeon or peacock pigeon because its tail feathers are several times more than ordinary pigeons. When tail feathers open, it looks like a beautiful fan, and its tail often stands upright like a peacock opening its screen. Therefore, it is called fan tail pigeon or peacock pigeon. Peacock pigeons often walk on tiptoes, shaking their heads from side to side, and their posture is very similar to ballet dance. Therefore, some people call it ballet pigeon. Peacock pigeon has silk hair peacock pigeon, phoenix head peacock pigeon. It may be originated from India and distributed in continental countries, Britain, France, Germany and the United States.
Fantail pigeon is gentle in temperament, easy to raise and good at brooding. During the breeding period, the male pigeons will circle around the female pigeons and nod and shake their necks to show their love. The female pigeons put their mouths into the mouth of the male pigeons as a sign of acceptance. They lay two eggs in a monogamous way. The hatching period is about 18 days. After the young pigeons are born, the male and female pigeons will spit the white mucus from the crop to feed the young birds. In summer, the finch preys on insects, but in winter its diet must be replaced by grass seeds. In order to digest the coarse food in winter, its stomach wall becomes thicker and its muscles are more developed.