As guest its name the bird comes from the Bern, Switzerland. The bird comes from the city and the canton of Bern. Though it comes from Swiss, but it is not similar to other Swiss pigeon because the body of the halfback is bigger than other Swiss pigeon. The origin of the bird IS Turkish. Turkish Ottoman that region was not far from the East because The Turkish region included the Balkan region.
The Halfback head is round and it is different to most Swiss Pigeon. They have orange eye that is surrounded by red eye cere. The beak is big and it is black and pale in color.
The Berne is a good flyer but the hobbyist keeps it as show bird. The bird has beautiful plumage color. Only two variation color that is admitted; either red-white or black-white.The head color is solid black with some little white spots.
This species is endangered and it is not famous like other fancy pigeon.