Exhibition and Flying Pigeons - Harry G. WheelerHindhead: Spur Publications, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper a little dulled. Upper board slightly mottled. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Glossary;
From the cover: “The enormous number of domesticated pigeons available is always a source of great wonder to any-one being introduced to the Pigeon Fancy. They have been developed in many parts of the World, and, viewed as a whole, they probably provide more variety and fascination than any other creatures developed by man largely as a hobby. What a diversity of form and colour is provided! Charles Darwin in his works recognized the importance of the pigeon as evidence of descent from a common ancestor — the blue rock pigeon. It, therefore, comes as a great surprise to see the Pouter with its large crop, the Fan tail with erect and expanded tail, and such amazing birds as Jacobin, Tumbler, Turbit, Carrier and Barb all apparently so very different.
Harry G. Wheeler is one of the most experienced pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom. He has spent a life time in breeding and managing Fancy Pigeons. In this book he has set out to cover the enormous amount of information available in a concise manner, yet retaining the personal experiences and covering all the essentials. Chapters include the following:
Accommodation and equipment; Feeding; Breeding; Moult and common ailments; Showing pigeons; The various breeds;
Besides the many photographs in black and white there are 8 pages in full colour of the various breeds. In addition, housing, equipment and other requirements are illustrated. This comprehensive book should be welcomed by all who are interested in Flying or Fancy Pigeons.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Exhibition & Family Pets series. [VIII] 327 pages.