This is a breed that covers many sub-varieties under different breed names but, mainly known for it is small size.
It is origins come from Africa at 8th century. It is body and colors in harmony create a perfectly balanced beauty. It carries a large head and has a short and very thick beak, compared to its body and head size. Beak is very wide and the tip of it is like a neadle head. Eyes pop out and the frame of them are in white color. It carries a frill on its chest. It is a clean (no feathers) and short legged breed. The name Bango was given to this breed because of its similarities to the "Galeba" seagulls.
They are known as "Krausentauben" in germany and as "Cortbecks" in England.
Colors: Red, black, bluebar and yellow. These come in patterns of selfs, white body and saddle or saddle and colored tails.
Flight Qualities: They are kept more for their looks than their flight abillities. They are high and straight flying birds and respond to a dropper with a speedy dive. Because of this quality, especially the Dönek fanciers fly them with their döneks to insure better dive and spin from them. Their flight usally last somewhere between an hour to an hour and a half. They always respond to a dropper from their loft but, never show this reflex to any other loft. They are also very hard to catch once on the ground. Unlike these birds, doneks respond to anything that flys below them.
It is more proper to keep Bangos in areas with mild climates. In colder climates, they don't seem to flourish, don't breed properly and also become valnurable to sicknesses. Eventhough, they used to be kept throughout Turkey, today they are primarily kept in the cities of Istanbul and Izmir. Same breed is also kept in Bulgaria under the name of "Kabak".
In Europe they are mainly kept in Berlin and named as "Berlin Bango".
This type consists of mostly bluebars.
Feeding: They must be fed similar to most non-flying breeds.
10% common vetch, vicia sativa
20% skinned barley
6% small corn
4% broom seed, heath (erica)
Because of Bangos small body, it is sufficient to feed them 25 grs. of feed per day.