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© CFTR "Club Français de la Tourterelle Rieuse" (photos and explanations)   

® 🇬🇧 Version of the French standard by Ariane Verticordia. It may have some translation errors (ex: varieties' names, but not genotype)

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Coloured-neck Doves:

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Apricot, Peach, Rosy, Orange, Violet


  • iv//iv, Ta//Ta, M//M, gr//gr (Washed-out Apricot)

  • dB// Fr//+ Ta//Ta ry//ry M//M or dB// gr//gr Ta//Ta ry//ry M//M (Washed-out Peach)

  • dw // Fr//+ Ta//Ta M//M or dw // gr//gr Ta//Ta M//M (Washed-out Rosy)

  • dB//, gr//gr, Ta//Ta, M//M (Washed-out Orange)

  • gr//gr, Ta//Ta, M//M  (Washed-out Violet)

Overall appearance:
The coloured-neck doves are predominantly white except for the front of the shield (scapulars), neck, breast and head, which are a washed-out colour.

Head= Rosy (Rosies), very light creamy-apricot, nearly white (Apricots)
, light-beige and orangey (Oranges), lilac (Tangerines).
Neck-Band= White (All).
Beak= Pinkish-light (Rosies), light horn (Apricots and Oranges), dark (Tangerines).
Eye= Dotted grey orange to red (Apricots), chestnut-red (Rosies, Oranges and Tangerines).
Breast= Light-pink (Rosies), very light creamy-apricot, nearly white (Apricots), light beige-orangey (Oranges), Lilac (Tangerines).
Scapulars= Pencilled apricot, rosy, orange or tangerine feathers, depending on the varieties.

Flight feathers= White primary flight feathers. White to rosy/apricot/orange/tangerine-pearled secondaries .

Tail= White to white very slightly edged with rosy/apricot/orange/tangerine rectrices.

Pearled pattern not enough visible, irregular neck-band, bad eyes colour.

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