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Racing pigeons

Author: David Glover; Marie Beaumont
Publisher: Marlborough : Crowood, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Glover; Marie Beaumont
ISBN: 1861262329 9781861262325
OCLC Number: 42366905
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A history of the sport --
Ch. 2. The pigeon --
Ch. 3. Basic management --
Ch. 4. Loft and equipment --
Ch. 5. Breeding --
Ch. 6. Organization of races --
Ch. 7. Training and racing young birds --
Ch. 8 Training and racing old birds --
Ch. 9. Ailments and diseases.
Responsibility: David Glover and Marie Beaumont.

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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.

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