Various assorted images of pigeons showing them in various situations and styles, some are close up picks, others are further away. Some of the pigeons have crazy speckled and spotted markings and strange colours. Others are your common grey variety. Some refer to them dismissively as “rats with wings” due to their large numbers and supposed uncleanliness :- pigeons may be common (in the UK at least) but they can still be beautiful. Did you know a white pigeon looks an awful lot like a dove? Doves are pretty aren’t they. And pigeons can be pretty too. If you look closely at a large group of pigeons you will likely find they can have a wide variety of different colours and patterns, white patches, speckles and freckles. Does this variation come from cross-breeding with doves? Could be.