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By Stephen Bodio

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 types and hues unsuspected through these favourite purely with the ordinary birds of parks and barnyards. Bodio came upon the pleasures of pigeon-keeping as a toddler; during this affec tionate yet unsentimental memoir, he celebrates such diversified points of the pastime as racing homing pigeons, breeding infrequent decorative forms, and easily having fun with gazing his flock in flight. He additionally describes his reviews and relationships with a pleasant collection of fellow pigeon fanatics, an interesting staff of people. well written, either unique and informative, this can be a delightful if possibly no longer crucial addition to well known ordinary historical past collections; its allure are usually not constrained to poultry fanatics.

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