ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIGEON
This is the definitive work on domestic breeds of pigeons as found in 27 pigeon-keeping countries throughout the world. It includes 768 color photographs of the best typical specimens. Additional illustrations cover the history of pigeon keeping, genetics, care and the other aspects of this ancient and respected hobby. A beginning pigeon keeper will find everything one needs to know spelled out. An accomplished hobbyist will discover new aspects presented by the acknowledged expert.
The book covers each breed thoroughly and accurately. Their history is documented along with descriptions of each breed's size, ornaments and colors. Students of genetics are offered an opportunity to examine a prolific animal with several thousand years of selective breeding behind it. This is a source book on the variation of domestic pigeon color, form, size, ornament and habit - unequaled in literature.
This is THE classic reference book on pigeons for fanciers, producers, naturalists and other specialists alike. Often referred to as the "Bible of the pigeon world," it includes over 650 pages, 1127 illustrations and a thorough bibliography and index covering the relationship of pigeon and man, breeds and varieties, anatomy, physiology, genetics, practical breeding, behavior, diseases, parasites and pests, feeds and feeding, housing, commercial squab production, and the pigeon fancy.
The author's unsurpassed, comprehensive coverage of these subjects makes this book indispensable for every pigeon library.
MAKING PIGEONS PAY
MAKING PIGEONS PAY contains "Practical Information on the Management, Selection, Breeding, Feeding and Marketing of Pigeons" for those interested in pursuing the squab raising business. In the author's own words:
"In this work I have tried to set forth ...
the elementary requirements for a
beginning in squab raising. I have also
tried to call attention to those points
which have caused others to fail. Perhaps
I have over-emphasized the things to
avoid, but it seems to me just as important
to know what to avoid as to know what to
As co-founder of the Palmetto Pigeon Plant, Levi had ample opportunity to explore not only pigeon culture, but also the economics of the business of raising pigeons for food. He shares his expertise and wisdom in this book.