The Cumulet

The Cumulet variety is a pigeon of French origin which was a high flying capable of circling in the air for many hours at a time.  Later varieties of this bird are called Tippler.  The Cumulet was used in the breeding of the modern Homing Pigeon to insert long flying stamina into the Homer.  It was a thin faced bird with little or no wattle and very small eye cere.  These birds were originally bred to color which was light and speckled.  There is little doubt but that the Tippler contributed to the color effect of the modern Homing Pigeon which is known as splash or grizzle.  Modern Homers of thin face, little or no wattle, and a pronounced flying ability, evidenced by long circling at the loft, have strong tendencies toward the Cumulet in their ancestors.