Pigeons are one of the most endearing of domesticated birds, and, although they produce nothing in the way of eggs for eating, they have been kept for centuries, simply for pleasure.
From the Blue Rock Dove, hundreds of different breeds have been developed; they are all related, but how can we explain the wonders of the Pouter Pigeon, which inflates its crop, or the Fantail which has twice as many tail feathers as normal and puts its head back so that it touches the tail.
Also we can marvel at the diversity of color and adornments such as feathered legs, crests, manes and topknots.
This book covers some of the varieties which have been kept quite widely, many of which have been bred by the author.
It covers breeding, feeding, houses, shows and showing and other requirements.
127 pages; softback.