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

ISBN: 9780764129919

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 3062

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

ISBN: 9780702236419

Category: Pigeons

Page: 239

View: 7058

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.

Pigeon Passion

The Complete Pigeon and Racing Pigeon Guide

Author: Elliott Lang

Publisher: Internet Marketing Business

ISBN: 9780956626905

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7198

"The must-have guide for anyone passionate about keeping, breeding or racing pigeons." -- Cover

Extraordinary Pigeons

Author: Stephen Green-Armytage

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810946309

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 5519

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.

The Pigeons and Doves Manual

A Guide to Keeping and Feeding Pigeon and Dove Birds

Author: Alkeith Jackson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502405562


Page: 48

View: 4717

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

Beautiful Pigeons

Author: Frank Povah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908005496

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 463

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.

Pigeon Keeping

Hints to Beginners

Author: Frank M. Gilbert

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pigeons

Page: 70

View: 6714

The Homing Pigeon

Author: Edgar Chamberlain

Publisher: N.A


Category: Homing pigeons

Page: 278

View: 7579

Racing Pigeons

Author: David Glover,Marie Beaumont

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861262325

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 351

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.

Pigeon Loft Plans and Fixtures

Author: Edwin Joseph Wesley Dietz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535110143

Category: Dovecotes

Page: 72

View: 2707

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.

Ringneck Doves

A Handbook of Care and Breeding

Author: K. Wade Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976803003

Category: Columbidae

Page: 72

View: 5987

Doves as Pets: Breeding, Diet, Housing, Health, Where to Buy, Raising, and More. Facts & Information

Author: Lolly Brown

Publisher: NRB :Publishing

ISBN: 9781941070420

Category: Pets

Page: 118

View: 7742

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!

Pigeon Racing. the Complete Pigeon Racing Guide. Racing Pigeons Breeds, Loft, Feeding, Health, Training, Racing, Record Keeping and Systems.

Author: Elliott Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911142454


Page: 128

View: 9966

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

The New York Pigeon

Behind the Feathers

Author: Andrew Garn

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576878699


Page: 144

View: 3904

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.

Pigeon Racing

Handling, Health, Keeping, Housing, Breeding, Racing, and Training. Facts and Information

Author: Lolly Brown

Publisher: Nrb Publishing

ISBN: 9781941070307


Page: 142

View: 6254

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!

A Guide to ... Pigeons, Doves & Quail

Their Management, Care & Breeding

Author: Danny Brown

Publisher: Abk Publications

ISBN: 9780646230580

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 4042

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.

Raising Pigeons for Meat

Author: E. Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517680855


Page: 422

View: 852

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.

Pigeon Racing

Beginners Guide

Author: Dacian Busecan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511960953


Page: 138

View: 5331

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

Racing Pigeons Natural Remedies

Author: Dacian Busecan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534976764


Page: 76

View: 8559

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

Care for a Pet Racing Pigeon

Author: Tammy Gagne

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612287220

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5810

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?