This book is mainly written for the active pigeon breeder.
It explains the most important principles of heredity and demonstrates with simple examples how these principles can be applied in various breeding programs.
The great range of colorations in the domestic pigeon always has fascinated fanciers. The numerous color photos and tables in the book will be of help for the beginner and also the advanced fancier to identify and understand the interrelations of the many different colorations.
Guidance is given as to which colorations should be mated with each other, and how new colorations can be created. Quantitative and population genetics theory as well as performance problems are all covered in other parts.
Instead of an abstract theoretical discussion the explanation of the basic genetic rules is presented by typical examples from practice. The meaning and consequences for practical breeding thus can very easily be understood.
By Axel Sell. Hardback; 202 pages.