On his own admission, Doug McClary, is fascinated, even to the point of obsession, by pigeons. Since early childhood he has bred, flown and shown many different breeds and now commits his thoughts to print.
In this comprehensive work he offers to share his experiences with fanciers, novices and people considering making a start in this wonderful and worthwhile hobby. Virtually every aspect of pigeon keeping is covered.
Includes: Color section illustrating different breeds and a special feature on eyesign. Probably the most extensive book on pigeons to be written in recent years.
Note: this book is not just for the racing man, it covers pigeons in general including fancy.
– Pigeons, Making a Start and Basic Care
– Pigeon Lofts, Coops and Cabins
– The Moult and its Management
– Good Health, Injuries and Common Ailments
SHOWS AND SHOWING
– Enjoyable Showing
– Fittings for the Show Loft
– Requisites for the Show Fancier
– Food and Methods of Feeding the Show team
– Producing a Team for Showing
– The Creation of a Show Family
– Recording Information for Showing
– The Selection of Breeding Pairs
– Preparing Birds for the Show Pen
– Advanced Showing Methods
PIGEON RACING FOR THE BUSY MAN
– Lofts for Racing Pigeons
– Pigeon Racing for the Busy Fancier
– Showing Racing Pigeons
– Evaluation of Racing Pigeons by Eyesign
– Starting with Racers, Stocking the Loft
A PIGEON MISCELLANY
– Fancy Pigeons
– The Flying Breeds
– Show Racers
– A review of Pigeon Books for Reference
– Pigeons in the Service of their Country
A MONTH BY MONTH GUIDE
– The Year in the Show Loft
– The Year in the Racing Loft
Doug McClary is the author of two previous books on pigeons. ‘The Show Racer’ and ‘Pigeon Showing’ and for many years has written for pigeon magazines on a weekly and monthly basis.
Front cover and spine of book showing a print of a painting by A.F.Lydon and first published in ‘Boys’ Own’