Everything about Purchase, Care, Management, Diet, Diseases, and Behavior : Filled with Full-color Photographs
Author: Matthew M. Vriends,Tommy Erskine
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
More than 150 titles in Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series offer basic advice and instruction on housing, feeding, protection against disease and parasites, and caring for pets of every imaginable kind. All books are heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art. Here is everything bird fanciers need to know about keeping pigeons, including feeding, housing, protection against parasites, general health care, and breeding. There is also information on various members of the pigeon family, and on breeding pigeons for racing.
The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird
Author: Andrew D. Blechman
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
They have been worshipped as fertility goddesses and revered as symbols of peace. Domesticated since the dawn of humankind, they have been crucial to wartime communications for every major historical superpower from ancient Egypt to the United States and are credited with saving thousands of lives. One delivered the results of the first Olympics in 776 BC and another brought the news of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo more than 2500 years later. Charles Darwin relied heavily upon them to help formulate and support his theory of evolution. Yet today the pigeon is reviled as a rat with wings. How did we come to misunderstand one of humanity's most steadfast companions? In Pigeons, Andrew D. Blechman travels across the United States and Europe in a quest to chronicle the bird's transformation from beloved friend to feathered outlaw.
The Complete Pigeon and Racing Pigeon Guide
Author: Elliott Lang
Publisher: Internet Marketing Business
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"The must-have guide for anyone passionate about keeping, breeding or racing pigeons." -- Cover
Author: Stephen Green-Armytage
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
The photographer for Extraordinary Chickens and Extraordinary Pheasants showcases exotic pigeon breeds from around the world including the Volga Tumbler Pigeons, the Philippine Bleeding Heart Doves, Jacobins, Pouters, and Trumpeters. 25,000 first printing.
A Guide to Keeping and Feeding Pigeon and Dove Birds
Author: Alkeith Jackson
The Pigeons And Doves Manual is packed with expert advice on keeping, feeding and caring for pigeon and dove birds. This is an essential primer for the newcomer to pigeon and dove birds and a classic to add to any birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Tags: pigeons, doves, pigeons and doves, pigeons books, bird books, bird watching, bird books field guides, field guides
Author: Frank Povah
The Beautiful series has featured sheep, pigs, cows and chickens. Now pigeons strut forward to be given the studio treatment by a leading portrait photographer. Capturing over 40 of the world's most remarkable fancy pigeon breeds, Beautiful Pigeons displays these gloriously over-the-top birds as you've never seen them before. Pigeons aren't usually thought of as photographic stars, but this line-up of gorgeous models, stylishly lit and shot against studio backgrounds, will enlighten, delight, and astound in equal measure. Each photograph is accompanied by a directory entry on the breed, covering information on its origins, physical attributes, and uses. A succinct introduction explains the history of pigeons and provides an insight into the show scene, while reportage photography offes a "behind the scenes' glimpse of the stars as they prepare for their turn in front of the photographer's lens.
Author: Edgar Chamberlain
Category: Homing pigeons
Author: David Glover,Marie Beaumont
Publisher: Crowood Press
The main part of the book covers the care and training of racing pigeons today. From a detailed study of the physiology of the pigeon, the authors then give clear advice on acquiring stock, basic management and health of the bird. There is further information on housing and equipment, and an explanation of the correct procedure for breeding and building a successful racing team. Finally, the all-important subject of training, both for young and old birds, is studied in depth.
Author: Edwin Joseph Wesley Dietz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This special re-print edition of EJW Dietz's book "Pigeon House Plans and Fixtures" contains a "complete compendium of various types of pigeon houses and devices used by successful pigeon fanciers." Written in 1921, included in this small book is a basic discussion on the construction and design of varying types of pigeons lofts or coops, including all the fixtures such as perches, nestboxes and more. Chapters include Various Nest Boxes and Nesting Systems, Various Houses and Lofts, Squab Houses, Lofts for Fancy Varieties, Racing Homer Lofts, Tippler and Roller Lofts, Carrying and Shipping Crates and much more. Lavishly illustrated with photos of pigeon houses ranging from extravagant lofts down to rudimentary pigeon coops, also included are loft floor plans and other diagrams to assist in the building of everything a person needs to house pigeons of all types. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
A Handbook of Care and Breeding
Author: K. Wade Oliver
Author: Lolly Brown
Publisher: NRB :Publishing
Doves and pigeons, both members of the Columbidae family of birds, have enjoyed a close relationship with man for centuries. Although technically the same animal, doves are smaller than pigeons and greatly beloved for their gentle, quiet nature. This text, aimed at the novice dove keeper, introduces the reader to not just the basics of dove husbandry, but also offers insight into the emotional life of these intelligent and loyal creatures. Thriving in bonded pairs of any gender combination, doves also develop a deep affection for their human keepers and need a real relationship with their people. With a projected lifespan of 20 years for Ring Neck Doves and 25 years for Diamond Doves, taking one of these birds into your life is a serious commitment. Doves kept as pets should never be released into the wild. Doing so is a sure death sentence for the birds because they lack the ability to fend for themselves or to avoid death by predation. No pet should be acquired as an impulse purchase. This book aims to help interested readers decide if doves are the right companion birds to fit into their lives and will guide first time owners through the minimum requirements for housing, diet, and care. Be forewarned, however. You may start slow, as the author recommends, with only single pair of doves, and then fall so completely in love you wind up with a whole flock! Dove personality, behavior, cages, temperament, communication, diet, nutrition, health, breeding, and more all covered!
Author: Elliott Lang
Elliott Lang knows his pigeons! This guide covers how to win with homing/racing pigeons using minimum effort with maximum speed. Pigeon Racing is based on years of pigeon keeping experience and is packed with useful hints and tips. In a straightforward, no nonsense fashion, Elliott covers all aspects of pigeon keeping - including handling, health, housing, breeding, racing and training. Pigeon Racing offers everything you need to know in an easy to read style. It's full of sound advice and answers to all your questions - including some you didn't even know you had! Pigeon Racing is a must for those just starting out and destined to be a constant companion to those with more experience. Covered in this book: -The pigeon -Breeds -The loft -Feeding -Good Health -Laying -The Youngsters -Finding Good Birds -Lost and Found -Pigeon Control -The Homing Instinct -Racing -Training Young Birds -Training Old Birds -Record Keeping -My best Systems -Glossary -Record Keeping Templates " A great recourse. Just what I needed to get me started" Will Quick, Pigeon Breeder, UK. " Both compact and comprehensive, this manual will stay close to hand as my standard reference for years to come" Peter Van den Eynde, Long distance racer, Belgium
Behind the Feathers
Author: Andrew Garn
Publisher: powerHouse Books
The New York Pigeon is a photography book that reveals the unexpected beauty of the omnipresent pigeon as if Vogue magazine devoted its pages to birds, rather than fashion models. In spite of pigeons' ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never really see them closely and know very little about their function in the urban ecosystem. This book brings to light the intriguing history, behavior and splendor of a bird that we frequently overlook. The New York Pigeon reveals the unexpected beauty of our omnipresent pigeon. Employing exquisite portraiture that one might find in a fashion magazine, the book features this underappreciated urban bird in a fresh, glamorous light. Finally, the much maligned pigeon gets its 15 minutes. "stool pigeon..." "rats with wings..." Why? What did pigeons ever do to deserve such disrespect? (They mind their own business, they saved lives in World War I and II, and they're beautiful to boot.) Andrew Garn seeks to right this egregious wrong-- through his keen eye, the pigeon is photographed in all its unexpected glory--elevated to its rightful place as a wondrous being of beauty and grace, soaring though time and space. You will never look at pigeons the same way again. In spite of pigeons' ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never really see them closely and know very little about their function in the urban ecosystem. For many New Yorkers, pigeons are the "gateway drug" to nature. The result of eight years of passionate inquiry,The New York Pigeon is a photographic study of the birds' power and allure. The dramatic, hyper-real individual studio portraits capture their personalities, expressiveness, glorious feather iridescence, and deeply hued eyes. High-speed strobe photography illustrates the pigeons' graceful flight and dramatic wing movements. While The New York Pigeon is primarily a photography book, it also tells part of the 5,000-year story of the feral pigeon and their long association with humans. How did Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner teach pigeons to do complicated tasks, from tracking missile targets to recognizing individual human faces? How do pigeons find their way back home from hundreds of miles away? The New York Pigeon lovingly describes and illuminates the wonder of nature alive in our midst. With this book, the beautiful, savvy, graceful, kind pigeon will be invisible no more.
Handling, Health, Keeping, Housing, Breeding, Racing, and Training. Facts and Information
Author: Lolly Brown
Publisher: Nrb Publishing
Pigeons and man enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship dating back to Ancient Egypt and beyond. The birds have served their human keepers as messengers, companions, and extraordinary athletes. They have delivered messages that turned the tide of financial affairs and diverted the course of war. Some birds have even been decorated for their battlefield heroism. Pigeon racing calls upon the birds' remarkable homing abilities, speed, and endurance. These impressive abilities are refined through selective breeding and progressive training programs that become a consuming pastime for pigeon "fanciers." Pigeon Racing offers a broad-based introduction to pigeon husbandry, health, breeding, and competition for the novice enthusiast. Written in plain English, the text asks the central question, "Is pigeon racing the sport for you?" and provides all the necessary information for the reader to arrive at an answer. If the decision is yes, the newcomer will enter a fascinating world that calls for the cultivation of a real partnership with highly intelligent living creatures. In part, pigeons return to their lofts because they love their homes and their caretakers. The text includes information on loft design and outfitting, common health problems, and basic training. It explores race formats and administration and explains the intricacies of timing. The extensive glossary serves as an introduction to the pigeon-racing vernacular. Racing pigeons are not the feral birds you see perched on power lines and rooftops. They are marathon fliers, relying on their innate sense of direction and heart to achieve remarkable results. Prepare to be impressed and intrigued. Pigeon Racing handling, health, keeping, housing, breeding, racing, training, and more all covered!
Their Management, Care & Breeding
Author: Danny Brown
Publisher: Abk Publications
This title covers all species in this group available to the Australian aviculturist. Colour photography throughout is supported by precise, easy-to-read information on the care, management, health and breeding of these unique birds.
Author: E. Rice
This special re-print edition of E.H. Rice's "National Standard Squab Book" from 1915 includes everything a person needs to know about how to raise pigeons for meat purposes. At over 400 pages, this book contains a mountain of practical information on how to raise your own steady supply of quality pigeon meat in your own backyard from only a very moderate investment. Included is everything the beginner needs to know about raising pigeons for squabs, including how to house them, how to set your own pigeon loft up, their feeding requirements, how to cure basic pigeon diseases, how to select breeders and how to process your own squabs.Also included are hundreds of letters from turn of the century breeders who raised their own squabs for the kitchen table, as well as for market purposes, who shared their own practical experiences on how they raised their own meat pigeons, along with hundreds of economic shortcuts on low cost housing, feeders, watering systems and other tips. Also included are expert answers to common and uncommon questions on the subject.This treasure trove of information is lavishly illustrated with period photographs.Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
Author: Dacian Busecan
First i would like to congratulate you in taking this beautiful sport and welcome you in the world of pigeon racing. Some people say that once you are in you will never want to get out of it and i totally agree with this statement.Pigeon racing is a sport spread world wide and has absolutely no age limit .Young or old men or women they`ve all been conquered for life by this majestic one of kind creatures we call racing pigeons. Their intelligence and capabilities to return home from short or extreme long distances made them favourite animals for millions of people around the globe. Kings and queens, wealthy or hard working men along the history enjoyed their presence and called them friends, companions and heroes. The beauty of this sport is that everything can be learned about it ,we do not have to be born with a phenomenal talent to achieve the highest performances .This unique sport will bring in the life of any fancier the thrill and pleasure he has never experienced before - the joy of winning a race. The many aspects of this sport will offer unique and beautiful experiences to the new fancier and also the chance to make friends all over the world ,which is by far the most important one.After more then 30 years on this beautiful sport, there is one very important thing that i have learned "It is important to win the first place, but more important is with how many people do you enjoy it ,as he, who won the first place and has no friends around him, will be just a lonely winner".Dacian BusecanI can only hope that this advice will always guide you in your racing pigeons career and i welcome you in the beautiful world of pigeon racers.From this 136 pages (black&white )interior book you will learn about;IntroductionThe loftThe floorHeated FlooringThe WallsThe Compartments Inside the LoftThe Nest BoxesThe Nest BowlsThe RoofThe AviaryPigeons EntryDiseases and TreatmentsOrnithosisTrichomoniasisParamixovirus (PMV)New Castle DiseaseCoccidiosisSalmonellosisAdeno-Coli ( Young Birds Sickness)E-coliHexamitiasisMycoplasmosisCoryzaWormsExternal ParasitesSmall PoxBird Description FeedingFeedersAutomatic FeedingDrinkersBreeding TrainingYoung Birds TrainingOld Birds TrainingTraining During the Racing SeasonRacing SystemsThe Darkness SystemThe widowhood SystemThe Natural SystemThe Jealousy SystemThe Celibacy SystemThe Racing SeasonOld Birds RacingYoung Birds Racing MoultingAcquiring PigeonsRacing Pigeons Associations around the globeMore from the author
Author: Dacian Busecan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Racing Pigeons Natural Remedies Vol.II - This edition has 76 pages Black & White interior with glossy color cover - Please note !!!that if you prefer a full color interior edition it should be on sale as well. This book presents 25 natural remedies that we can use in our pigeons diet to prevent and treat different sort of diseases. It also explains in detail the dosage we can use for each remedie, what it does for your birds, and what composition do they have: proteins, vitamins minerals, carbohydrates etc. The book also presents you for the first time three plants that can increase the homing instincts of your birds.To be more specific here is what you can learn from this presentation: Collecting the plants The preservation process and method of use of the plants The Preparation process How to prepare the tea Anissed Basil Broccoli Carrots Coriander Eucalyptus Elderberry Fir buds Ginger Ginseng roots Kale Lavender Milk Thistle seeds Neem Parsley Reishi Mushrooms Rhubarb Rosehip Rosemary Sage Salt Thyme Cereal germs Willow Bark Yarrow More Tips More from the author I hope you will enjoy reading it . Wish you all the best in your fancier career. Dacian Busecan
Author: Tammy Gagne
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Racing pigeons are also called homing pigeons because they can return home from almost anywhere. Find out what it’s like to race these pigeons, and how much care and training they need from you. Discover how long these colorful birds have been helping humans deliver messages, and find out about the pigeon war hero G.I. Joe. Do you have what it takes to become a pigeon fancier? Can you convince your parents that you do?