By Stephen Bodio

ISBN-10: 1629140554

ISBN-13: 9781629140551

Pigeons have been most likely the 1st birds to be domesticated, 6000 years in the past within the center East, and feature been bred right into a multiplicity of varieties and hues unsuspected by way of these typical in basic terms with the normal birds of parks and barnyards. Bodio found the pleasures of pigeon-keeping as a toddler; during this affec tionate yet unsentimental memoir, he celebrates such different facets of the pastime as racing homing pigeons, breeding infrequent decorative forms, and easily having fun with staring at his flock in flight. He additionally describes his stories and relationships with a pleasant collection of fellow pigeon fanatics, a fascinating staff of people. properly written, either exciting and informative, this may be a delightful if possibly no longer crucial addition to well known usual background collections; its allure aren't restricted to fowl enthusiasts.

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