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The Pigeon Guide Practical Breeding Training and Management
A definite reference guide for Pigeon fanciers. This Gloss-Colored page book describes the methods of one of America's great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons. It covers young birds, medication, feeding, selection and pairing, preparation for the specials, management of old birds, selection theories, polygamous and rotational breeding, inbreeding, material products, nutrition and feeding, immune system stimulation, the secret asset, wings, loft equipment & accessories and the list goes on and on.
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$76.99
Big Andy Presents World Champions 2010
This amazing book is the culmination of “Big Andy’s” dream to bring to the fanciers of North America, in words & pictures, some of the greatest “Champions” in the world today. Many of these fanciers have become personal; friends of his, fanciers whom “Big Andy” greatly admires. A great number of the birds represented within the pages of his new book he has personally handled. They are without exception the “best of the best”!
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$76.99
Pigeons for Everyone: by Douglas McClary (Author)
This book covers pigeon management, shows & showing, eyesign, pigeon racing for the busy fancier, flying breeds, show racers, fancy pigeons, pigeon books, & pigeons in the service of their country.  
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$54.99
$99.99
A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail: Their Management, Care & Breeding: by Dr. Danny Brown (Author)
From Australian Birdkeeper, this book covers the management, care, health, and breeding of pigeons, doves, and quail. Chapters include: Housing and Aviaries, Feeding and Nutrition, Reproductive Manipulation Techniques, Common Diseases and Disorders, and more.
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$69.99
The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author)
This 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from all over the word!
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$99.99
The Racing Homer: by H.E. Dodge (Author)
This book covers pigeon history, the loft and its fittings, coupling and breeding, Homing Faculty and training, Exhibiting at Shows, Foods and feeding, Autumn and Winter Treatment, diseases and accidents to name a few!
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$19.99
Popular Fancy Pigeons: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This title covers over 30 pigeon varieties. A color plate with their picture is provided. Other illustrations are in B&W. This book also includes chapters on breeding, feeding, housing (designing the perfect loft), pigeon ailments, shows & showing.
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$39.99
3886200310 Fancy Pigeons: by Erich Muller (Author) & Ludwig Schrag (Author)
Over 200 Breeds Illustrated. A guide on the entire field of keeping Pigeons; 6 chapters with a large number of color illustrations of exceptional quality.
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$99.99
Successful Methods with Young and Old Birds Part 4 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 2 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez & T. Venter. 101 Methods Volume 4 on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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$59.99
0571070108 Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman (Author)
FIRST Edition and First Printing of this book! RARE and HARD to Find!! Very informative, must have book for someone who's planning to start in the racing pigeon hobby.
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$39.99
0879801182 How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author)
Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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$119.99
Dr. Rob Marshall\'s Pigeon Health Diary: by Dr. Rob Marshall (Author)
Understanding pigeon health and diseases from an expert - Rare Pigeon Health Care Book
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$99.99
0806937068 How to Raise and Train Pigeons HC: by William H. Allen Jr.
Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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$99.99
b0016ojdts Janssen Brothers Arendonk The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of all time: by Ad Schaerlaeckens (Author)
1st Edition Leather Bound 1984 - Very RARE & Hard to Find! Racing Pigeon Book about the World Famous Janssen Brothers Arendonk
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$299.99
0706361970 Pigeon Racing: by Wilson Stephens
RARE 1st edition Racing Pigeon Book! Comprehensive writing on many aspects of Racing Pigeons such as the Sport itself, breeding, feeding, how to start, the loft, training & race day.
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$49.99
0571180019 Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman
Rare Hard to Find - Very informative! A must have book for someone who's planning to start in the racing pigeon hobby. Everything you need to know about raising and breeding pigeons
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$17.99
b0007jl95y The Secret of Eye-Sign: by S. W. E. Bishop (Author)
Eye Sign - Rare - Hare to Find - Racing Pigeon Book - Everything you need to know about the approach to Eye Sign for Racing Pigeons
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$99.99
080142528x Life of the Pigeon: by Alexander F. Skutch (Author)  & Dana Garner (Illustrator)
Rare Pigeon Book - Alexander F. Skutch, regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists. Captures the Essence of the Life of a Pigeon in a Digestible form & Beautifully Illustrated by Dana Garner
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$79.99
0727014986 Pigeons and Doves of Australia: by H.J. Frith (Author)
Detailed book on the 25 species of Australia's Pigeons & Doves! Including nomenclature, history, distribution, feeding, breeding, nesting, habitats, maps, activity, behavior & more.
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$89.99
b00717vqzs In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author)
The Secret of success in Livestock culture fully described. A Treatise of the greatest value to breeders of all kinds of animals, pigeons, birds, poultry & dogs.
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$99.99
The Pigeon Guide Practical Breeding Training and Management
The Pigeon Guide: Practical Breeding, Training, and Management: by Dr. Jon Esposito (Author) & Shannon Hiatt (Author) with introduction by Stephen J. Bodio (9781895270181)
While there are many pigeon books available to American pigeon fanciers, reviewers have declared The Pigeon Guide to be one of the most up-to-date and comprehensive works available. This book includes information about breeding systems and genetics, nutrition, loft systems and equipment, showing, racing, and much more. Of particular interest to fanciers is information about the general health and well being of their flocks, preventive health measures, recognition of diseases, and disease treatment.

This book contains black and white drawings and color photos throughout with an Introduction by noted hawker Stephen Bodio. Includes index and appendix, with chapters on housing, breeding, feeding and more.

This book that I have published makes a wonderful gift and is available for immediate delivery. Every copy ordered will be signed by the publisher Silvio Mattacchione.

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Product details
  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (2000)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos by George De La Nuez
  • ISBN-10: 1895270189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270181
  • Parcel Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g

Contents:

1.  Breeds: An Introduction to Pigeon "Types"
2.  Housing Systems and Equipment
3.  Feeding Systems and Nutrition
4.  Breeding Systems and Genetics
5.  Health
6.  Training Systems for Performance Breeds
7.  Show Competitions & Judging Systems

A definite reference guide for Pigeon fanciers. This Gloss-Colored page book describes the methods of one of America's great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons. It covers young birds, medication, feeding, selection and pairing, preparation for the specials, management of old birds, selection theories, polygamous and rotational breeding, inbreeding, material products, nutrition and feeding, immune system stimulation, the secret asset, wings, loft equipment & accessories and the list goes on and on.
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$76.99
Big Andy Presents World Champions 2010
Big Andy Presents World Champions 2010 (BIG-ANDY-BK)
This book highlights 41 of the world’s most successful racing pigeon fanciers including Freddy Vandenheede, Erik Limbourg, PIPA Elite Center, Guy Baerts, Marc De Cock, Albert Derwa, Roger Debusscher, Eddie Frootjans, Chris Hebberecht, Herbots Family, Mark Kitchenbrand, Jose Ledesma, Geert Munnik, Jacob Poortvelt, Pros Roosen, Marcel Sangers, Jose Thone, Andre Verbesselt, Dirk Van Dyck, etc. An incredible full-color book of award-winning quality.

This book that I have published makes a wonderful gift and is available for immediate delivery. Every copy ordered will be signed by the publisher Silvio Mattacchione.

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (2010)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color Photos
  • ISBN-10: NA
  • ISBN-13: NA
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.6 cm x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 945 g

This amazing book is the culmination of “Big Andy’s” dream to bring to the fanciers of North America, in words & pictures, some of the greatest “Champions” in the world today. Many of these fanciers have become personal; friends of his, fanciers whom “Big Andy” greatly admires. A great number of the birds represented within the pages of his new book he has personally handled. They are without exception the “best of the best”!
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$76.99
Pigeons for Everyone: by Douglas McClary (Author)
Pigeons for Everyone: by Douglas McClary (Author) (9780907769286)

On his own admission, Douglas McClary is fascinated even to the point of obsession, by pigeons.  Since early childhood he has bred, flown and shown many different breeds and now commits his thoughts to print. 

In this comprehensive book he offers to share his experiences with fanciers, novices and people considering making a start in this wonderful and worthwhile hobby.  Virtually every aspect of pigeon keeping ins covered and presented in orderly, segmented chapters. As well as a colour section illustrating different breeds there is a special feature on eye-sign.  Probably the most extensive book on pigeons to be written in recent years. 

Published in 1999 in England, this is a great book for someone fairly new to our great hobby. Two hundred and eighty pages of easy to understand reading. Chapters include: General Care, Shows and Showing, Pigeon Racing for the Busy Man, A Pigeon Miscellany and The Pigeon Year-A Month by Month Guide. Every breed has its admirers, for every derivation from the original rock pigeon carries with it a personality, character and appeal. It was with this thought in mind that the author included as many aspects as possible in this book. B/W photos

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Winckley Press (1999)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0907769284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907769286
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  644 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeon Making a Start and Basic care
2.  Pigeon Lofts, Coops and Cabins
3.  Breeding
4.  The Moult and the management
5.  Good Health, Injuries & common aliments
6.  Enjoyable showing
7.  Fittings for the Show Loft
8.  Requisites for the Show Fancier
9.  Food and methods of feeding the show team
10. Producing a team for showing - making a start
11. The Creation of a Show Family
12. Recording information for showing
13. The Selection of Breeding Pairs
14. Preparing Birds for the Show Pen
15. Advanced Showing methods
16. Lofts for racing Pigeons
17. Pigeon Racing for the busy fancier
18. Showing Racing Pigeons
19. Evaluation of Racing Pigeons by Eyesign
20. Starting with Racers, Stocking the racing loft
21. Fancy Pigeons
22. The Flying breeds
23. Show racers
24. A review of Pigeon Books for Reference and Enjoyment
25. Pigeons in the Service of their Country
26. The Year in the Show Loft
27. The Year in the Racing Loft

This book covers pigeon management, shows & showing, eyesign, pigeon racing for the busy fancier, flying breeds, show racers, fancy pigeons, pigeon books, & pigeons in the service of their country.  
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$99.99
A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail: Their Management, Care & Breeding: by Dr. Danny Brown (Author)
A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail: Their Management, Care & Breeding: by Dr. Danny Brown (Author) (9780646230580)

This book covers all species in this group available to the Australian aviculturist. Amazing color photography throughout is supported by precise, easy-to-read information on the care, management, health and breeding of these unique birds.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: ABK Publications (1995), 1st edition
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color
  • ISBN-10: 0646230581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0646230580
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 477 g

Contents:

  • Housing
  • Feeding Methods and Nutrition
  • Catching
  • Handling and Transporting
  • Reproductive Manipulation Techniques
  • Choosing your Stock
  • Making the most of your Avian Veterinarian
  • Common Diseases and Disorders
  • Administration of Medication

Species - Pigeons and Doves

  • Wompoo Pigeon
  • Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
  • Purple-crowned Fruit-Dove
  • Torres Strait Pigeon
  • Topknot Pigeon
  • White-headed Pigeon
  • Green-winged Pigeon
  • Brown Pigeon
  • Common Bronzewing
  • Brush Bronzewing
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Flock Pigeon
  • Squatter Pigeon
  • Partridge Pigeon
  • Spinifex Pigeon
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Diamond Dove
  • Peaceful Dove
  • Bar-shouldered Dove
  • Barbary Dove
  • Spotted Turtledove
  • Senegal Dove
  • Ruddy Turtledove
  • Masked Dove
  • Talpacoti Dove
  • Bleeding Heart Pigeon
  • New Guinea Ground Dove
  • Nicobar Pigeon, Victoria

Species - Quail

  • Brown,
  • King
  • Stubble
  • Japanese
  • Bobwhite, Californian
  • Little Button
  • Red-chested Button
  • Red-backed Button


From Australian Birdkeeper, this book covers the management, care, health, and breeding of pigeons, doves, and quail. Chapters include: Housing and Aviaries, Feeding and Nutrition, Reproductive Manipulation Techniques, Common Diseases and Disorders, and more.
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The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author)
The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author) ( )

The World Champions 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from Holland, Germany, Japan , the USA Belgium Canada and the Peoples Republic of China. Legendary fanciers include Campbell Strange, Chris Peeman,Jef, Luc, and Nadia Houben, Antoine Jacobs, Jos Thone, Edmond Tournier, Silvere Toye, Van Brauene, Jan Hermans, Ludo Claessens, Gijs Peters,Willi Ritz, Silvio Mattacchione, Raymond Hermes, Dr. Jeff Horn, Louella Lofts, Koopman and Son.In total 56 fanciers with their key pigeons.

Product details

  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 207 pages  
  • Publisher:  The Champion Trade Co. Ltd , 1st Edition (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10:   
  • ISBN-13:    
  • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 21.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  1.1 Kg

This 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from all over the word!
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$99.99
The Racing Homer: by H.E. Dodge (Author)
The Racing Homer: by H.E. Dodge (Author) (9781852590635)

A Guide to racing pigeons revised to include information on the recent regulations on the procedures to follow when racing birds.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 60 pages   
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd. (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 1852590637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590635
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5  x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 130 g

Contents:

1.  Historical Notes
2.  The Loft and its Fittings
3.  Founding a Stud
4.  Coupling and Breeding
5.  The Homing Faculty and Training
6.  The Moult

7.   Exhibiting at Shows
8.   Foods and Feeding
9.   Autumn and Winter Treatment
10.  Diseases and Accidents
11.  Miscellaneous Topics
Conclusions

This book covers pigeon history, the loft and its fittings, coupling and breeding, Homing Faculty and training, Exhibiting at Shows, Foods and feeding, Autumn and Winter Treatment, diseases and accidents to name a few!
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$19.99
Popular Fancy Pigeons: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Popular Fancy Pigeons: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857362398)

Pigeons are one of the most endearing of the domesticated birds and although they produce nothing in the way of eggs for eating, they have been kept for centuries, simply for pleasure. From the Blue Rock Dove, hundreds of different breeds have been developed; they are all related, but how can we explain the wonders of the Pouter Pigeon, which inflates its crop or the Fantail which has twice as many tail feathers as normal and puts its head back so that it touches the tail. Also we can marvel at the diversity of colour and adornments such as feathered legs, crests, manes and top knots.

This book covers some of the varieties which have been kept quite widely, many of which have been bred by the author. It covers breeding, feeding, houses and other requirements.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House, 1st edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 185736239X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857362398
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 277 g

Contents:

1.  Housing
2.  Breeds
3.  Feeding
4.  Breeding
5.  Shows & Showing
6.  Pigeon Ailments
Index

This title covers over 30 pigeon varieties. A color plate with their picture is provided. Other illustrations are in B&W. This book also includes chapters on breeding, feeding, housing (designing the perfect loft), pigeon ailments, shows & showing.
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$39.99
3886200310 Fancy Pigeons: by Erich Muller (Author) & Ludwig Schrag (Author)
Fancy Pigeons: by Erich Muller (Author) & Ludwig Schrag (Author) (9783886200313)

This  book provides an overall picture of everything involved with keeping fancy pigeons.  

Particular emphasis is placed on showing the diversity of the breeds, e.g.their different forms, colors and markings. well over 200 breeds are illustrated.  Also covered are the most common diseases affecting fancy pigeons.  As well as describing these illnesses, the book proposes forms of treatment and prevention and looks at sensible and effective preventive measures in time of particular stress.  

This book also contains a section on the history and basic principles of pigeon keeping and breeding, as well as pigeon exhibitions. 

Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Fine/Like New (F)
  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Schober Verlags-GmbH (1985)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 3886200310
  • ISBN-13: 9783886200313
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 21.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 860 g

Contents:

1.  Fancy Pigeons in Past and Present
2.  Keeping and Breeding Fancy Pigeons
3.  Organisations and Exhibition
4.  Pigeon Breeds
5.  The Most Common Diseases in Fancy Pigeons
6.  Prevention of Diseases in Fancy Pigeons

Over 200 Breeds Illustrated. A guide on the entire field of keeping Pigeons; 6 chapters with a large number of color illustrations of exceptional quality.
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$99.99
Successful Methods with Young and Old Birds Part 4 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Successful Methods with Young and Old Birds Part 4 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) (B000HG62H2)

One of the rarest books in the racing pigeon literature, and it is among the most important. 

This is the FOURTH volume of a set of Five from Jules Gallez.  WE have ALL FIVE OF THESE VOLUMES!!

Great book written by Jules Gallez on his methods and techniques on raising and racing old and young pigeons.   Topics include:   Racing young birds and the used methods, discusses a variety of methods from great pigeon fanciers... and more!

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG)  1st page has owner embossed label.
  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN:  B000HG62H2                        
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 3.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g

Contents:

View Table of Contents in supplied Images!

Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 2 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez & T. Venter. 101 Methods Volume 4 on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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0571070108 Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman (Author)
Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman (Author) (9780571070107)

Rare - Very hard to find a copy of this book.  Printed and published in 1957.

The reader will get all the basic knowledge needed to make a good start with the Racing Pigeon hobby. This book is to attempt to prevent the reader from making mistakes which could prove costly.  Advise and guidance based on the general practices of successful pigeon racers and breeders.    


Pigeon racing is a practical sport. It is not a sport that can be learnt from books alone but is something that must also be learnt with pigeons in a pigeon loft. This book does not offer an open door to immediate success in the sport, but is more an attempt to prevent the reader from making mistakes which could prove costly.

Experience of the 100 years of the sport’s history has shown that in the management of pigeons some things are unquestionably right and others are just as wrong. On these matters good pigeon fanciers throughout the world are agreed. On other matters, how ever, there is far less agreement and in many cases no agreement at all. In this book will be found advice based on the general practice of successful pigeon racers and where these disagree among themselves, then that also will be noted. It is a book of experience, not only the limited experience of the author but the experience of people with whom the author has come into con-tact in his day by day work on The Racing Pigeon, a weekly paper read throughout the world. This experience has been analysed carefully, and some attempt has been made at deciding whether
certain fanciers win because of the methods they adopt or in spite of them!

It is impossible in a book of this length to deal with every topic. As long as there are pigeon fanciers so there will be fresh things to discuss and ten books could not cover all that could be written. Here in this book will be found the essential facts that a newcomer to the sport will need to know if he is not to be disappointed in his attempts to race pigeons.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - First few pages previous author embossed and labels
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd; 1st edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0571070108                               
  • ISBN-13: 9780571070107                 
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 310 g

Contents:

1.  The Pigeon Itself
2.  the Pigeon's Year
3.  Food and Feeding
4.  The Pigeon's Home
5.  Breeding Winners
6.  Preparing for the Races
7.  Winning Systems
8.  The Off Season
9.  Officials and their Work
10. Making a Start

FIRST Edition and First Printing of this book! RARE and HARD to Find!! Very informative, must have book for someone who's planning to start in the racing pigeon hobby.
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0879801182 How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author)
How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author) (9780879801182)

Pigeon raising, one of the oldest hobbies known to man is becoming more and more popular.  Even people with limited space are finding great satisfaction in raising, training and breeding one or more varieties of pigeons. This basic handbook removes the mystery form the hobby and explains everything that beginner needs to know.  Both popular and little know breeds are shown for the first time in full and true pictures. The concise text leads the beginner through all the steps - from selecting birds, to housing, feeding, breeding and keeping them healthy.  

A special section devoted to raising and training Racing Homers clearly tells how to prepare the birds for the race. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - Front cover has owner's initials and worn tag.
  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Wilshire Book Company (1974)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0879801182                              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879801182   
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 176 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeons as a Hobby
2.  General Management
3.  Varieties of Pigeons
4.  Housing for your Pigeons
5.  Feeding your Pigeons
6.  Pigeon Breeding
7.  Keeping your Pigeons Healthy
8.  Training your Pigeons

Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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$119.99
Dr. Rob Marshall\'s Pigeon Health Diary: by Dr. Rob Marshall (Author)
Dr. Rob Marshall's Pigeon Health Diary: by Dr. Rob Marshall (Author) (sm-used-0008)

The successful fanciers of both race and exhibition of pigeons have always recognized the importance of health to success in the hobby.  However, until recently they have not been able to manage the health problems with any real level of confidence.  

Aim of this book is to share the author's knowledge and experience of pigeon health. Disease problems in the loft will be minimized and the hobby will become more enjoyable and competitive.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Near Fine (NF)
  • Paperback: 177 pages
  • Publisher: unknown
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:                              
  • ISBN-13:   
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 233 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Health Programs
3.  Young Bird Health Program
4.  Moulting Health Program
5.  Pre-race Season Health Program
6.  Race Season Health Program
7.  Pre-Breeding Season Health Program
8.  New Bird Health Program
9.  Special Health Program 1-5 
10. The New Age Medicines for Racing Pigeons
11. Preventative, Curative & Health Medicines
12. The Super-Additives
13. Summary of Products Available on Consultation
14. The Health Diary
15. Race Bird Inventory
16. The Diagnosis of Pigeon Diseases
17. the Importance of Good Feed
18. Loft Design Tips
19. Race Bird Planner
20. Names, Addresses & Phone numbers
21. Analysis of race Results & Notes

Understanding pigeon health and diseases from an expert - Rare Pigeon Health Care Book
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0806937068 How to Raise and Train Pigeons HC: by William H. Allen Jr.
How to Raise and Train Pigeons HC: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author) (9780806937069)

Pigeon raising, one of the oldest hobbies known to man is becoming more and more popular.  Even people with limited space are finding great satisfaction in raising, training and breeding one or more varieties of pigeons. This basic handbook removes the mystery form the hobby and explains everything that beginner needs to know.  Both popular and little know breeds are shown for the first time in full and true pictures. The concise text leads the beginner through all the steps - from selecting birds, to housing, feeding, breeding and keeping them healthy.  

A special section devoted to raising and training Racing Homers clearly tells how to prepare the birds for the race.  

This is from a library and the cover is well used/marked.  Also, stamps and markings from the library inside the book.  

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) - Library Book - Cover markings on it. Library stamps inside book
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc (1980)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0806937068                          
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806937069
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 385 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeons as a Hobby
2.  General Management
3.  Varieties of Pigeons
4.  Housing for your Pigeons
5.  Feeding your Pigeons
6.  Pigeon Breeding
7.  Keeping your Pigeons Healthy
8.  Training your Pigeons

Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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b0016ojdts Janssen Brothers Arendonk The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of all time: by Ad Schaerlaeckens (Author)
Janssen Brothers Arendonk The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of all time: by Ad Schaerlaeckens (Author) (B0016OJDTS )

The story of the Janssen family from Belgium - parents, sisters and brothers - who started a revolution in pigeon racing and whom the international pigeon racing press agrees have improved the present-day racing pigeon with their birds of unrivalled class. With diagrams of pigeon lineage. Very well illustrated.

This is the 1st edition of this book - published and printed in 1984 in Belguim.  The front cover had the lettering embossed in Gold.  


Truly and RARE and HARD to find! 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages Leather bound with Gold Embossed
  • Publisher: Nauwelaerts Printing; Edition: 1st (1984)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                              
  • ISBN-13: 
  • ASIN: B0016OJDTS 
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 745 g

1st Edition Leather Bound 1984 - Very RARE & Hard to Find! Racing Pigeon Book about the World Famous Janssen Brothers Arendonk
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0706361970 Pigeon Racing: by Wilson Stephens
Pigeon Racing: by Wilson Stephens (Author) ( 9780706361971)

Very RARE and hard to find book!  This is a first edition of this book!

Pigeon Racing is a nationwide sport with no fewer than a quarter of a million participants. Yet it makes little impact on the rest of the community. Everyone knows of it, little is known about it. This book reveals the reasons for the compulsive attractiveness for those competitors taking part, for their total commitment, and the rewards, which can run to the riches for those who succeed.


There are chapters on the way the sport has developed, the racing pigeon; the loft; training; race day; breeding and feeding; how to start; the great names. These different aspects are discussed and make a complex and very technical subject comprehensible to those who have no prior Knowledge of the sport , or tits organisation.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Excellent condition - dust jacket is a bit faded and scratched.
  • Hardcover: 94 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Ward Lock Limited, 1st edition (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0706361970                            
  • ISBN-13: 978-0706361971
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 365 g

Contents:

1.  Home-based and nationwide
2.  High-mettle racers
3.  Life in the loft 
4.  The Road
5.  The Winnings
6.  How to being
7.  Breeding and Feeding
8.  Great names
9.  The human element

RARE 1st edition Racing Pigeon Book! Comprehensive writing on many aspects of Racing Pigeons such as the Sport itself, breeding, feeding, how to start, the loft, training & race day.
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0571180019 Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman
Racing Pigeons SC: by Colin Osman (Author) (9780571180011)

Rare - Very hard to find a copy of this book.  Printed and published in 1980.

The reader will get all the basic knowledge needed to make a good start with the Racing Pigeon hobby. This book is to attempt to prevent the reader from making mistakes which could prove costly.  Advise and guidance based on the general practices of successful pigeon racers and breeders.    

Pigeon racing is a practical sport. It is not a sport that can be learnt from books alone but is something that must also be learnt with pigeons in a pigeon loft. This book does not offer an open door to immediate success in the sport, but is more an attempt to prevent the reader from making mistakes which could prove costly.

Experience of the 100 years of the sport’s history has shown that in the management of pigeons some things are unquestionably right and others are just as wrong. On these matters good pigeon fanciers throughout the world are agreed. On other matters, how ever, there is far less agreement and in many cases no agreement at all. In this book will be found advice based on the general practice of successful pigeon racers and where these disagree among themselves, then that also will be noted. It is a book of experience, not only the limited experience of the author but the experience of people with whom the author has come into con-tact in his day by day work on The Racing Pigeon, a weekly paper read throughout the world. This experience has been analysed carefully, and some attempt has been made at deciding whether
certain fanciers win because of the methods they adopt or in spite of them!

It is impossible in a book of this length to deal with every topic. As long as there are pigeon fanciers so there will be fresh things to discuss and ten books could not cover all that could be written. Here in this book will be found the essential facts that a newcomer to the sport will need to know if he is not to be disappointed in his attempts to race pigeons.


This is the third edition of this great book.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Near Fine (NF)
  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd;3rd edition (1980)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0571180019                             
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571180011                 
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 163 g

Contents:

1.  The Pigeon Itself
2.  the Pigeon's Year
3.  Food and Feeding
4.  The Pigeon's Home
5.  Breeding Winners
6.  Preparing for the Races
7.  Winning Systems
8.  The Off Season
9.  Officials and their Work
10. Making a Start

Rare Hard to Find - Very informative! A must have book for someone who's planning to start in the racing pigeon hobby. Everything you need to know about raising and breeding pigeons
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b0007jl95y The Secret of Eye-Sign: by S. W. E. Bishop (Author)
The Secret of Eye-Sign: by S. W. E. Bishop (Author) (B0007JL95Y )

Very RARE and hard to find book! 

An illustrated treatise on the influence of Eye-Sign, based on Mr. S. W. E. Bishop's investigations and experiments - 2nd edition (1954)
The Long-Distance Fancier's key to "Eye-Sign" - the only visible characteristic for selection in breeding and racing long-distance winners.


This book is well used.  Front cover is water stain and the owner has his name on the front cover twice.  Pages on this book are discolored due to age.  The detailed information is this book is not impacted by the front cover wear described about.
 
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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) - Water damage on the front/back cover and owner name twice on the first few pages. No ripped pages.
  • Hardcover: 52 pages 
  • Publisher: All-British Pigeon Racing Pub. Co; 2nd edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                          
  • ISBN-13: 
  • ASIN: B0007JL95Y 
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x .4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 115 g

Contents:

1.  Part One - Proving the value of Eye Sign as a guide to the selection of long distance racing pigeons
2.  Part Two - the wonderful mechanism of a pigeon's eye
3.  Part Three - the "Formula of Recognition" and how to use it when selecting long distance pigeons
4.  Part Four - Making practical use of the "Formula of Recognition " and the mating and racing of birds by "Eye-Sign
5.  Part Five - "The Eyes of the Champion" (Reprinted from Pigeon Racing News and Gazette written by C.J. Cranstoun)..
6.  Glossary of Terms

Eye Sign - Rare - Hare to Find - Racing Pigeon Book - Everything you need to know about the approach to Eye Sign for Racing Pigeons
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080142528x Life of the Pigeon: by Alexander F. Skutch (Author)  & Dana Garner (Illustrator)
Life of the Pigeon: by Alexander F. Skutch (Author) & Dana Garner (Illustrator) (9780801425288 )

"Skutch combines his personal knowledge of pigeons that he has watched near his Costa Rican home with a masterful summary of the published literature on Columbids of the world.  The doves and pigeons of the world are a fascinating lot. Alexander Skutch, aided by Dana Gardner, captures the essence of their life and presents it in an easily digestible form. Although scientists may be exasperated by some of the elements of the presentation, any student of birds will be enlightened and entertained by reading Life of the Pigeon." -- Ornithological Literature


Large format, beautifully illustrated with many full page color plates and black and white drawings, 130 pages.

Product Details

  • Condition: New - Still Wrapped in Plastic
  • Hardcover: 130 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press, Ithaca (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color plates and B&W drawings
  • ISBN-10: 080142528X                        
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801425288
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 23.5 x .9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg

About the Author:

Alexander Skutch was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Doctorate in Botany from Johns Hopkins University. He then found employment with United Fruit Company, which had a problem with banana diseases, for which it needed the expertise of a botanist.

After an initial stay in Jamaica, Skutch traveled to Guatemala, Panama and Honduras. During this time he fell in love with the tropics and also acquired a deep interest in birds. He began studying their habits.

Skutch collected plants for museums to make money, but observing birds remained his life’s main focus. In 1941 he purchased a farm in Costa Rica, where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1950, Skutch married Pamela Lancaster, who was also a naturalist.

One of the writers of his obituary said: "A lifelong vegetarian, Skutch grew corn, yucca and other crops, and, without running water until the 1990s, bathed and drank from the nearest stream. He believed in "treading lightly on the mother Earth". With his wife Pamela, daughter of the English naturalist Sir Ray Lankester, whom he married in 1950, and their adopted son Edwin, he stayed there for the rest of his life."

Skutch wrote over 40 books and over 200 papers on ornithology, preferring a descriptive style and eschewing statistics and even banding.

Alexander Skutch died one week before his 100th birthday, in the same year he received the Loye and Alden Miller Research Award. He is universally regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists.

Reference: New York Times: Alexander Skutch, 99, Expert On Central American Birds


Rare Pigeon Book - Alexander F. Skutch, regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists. Captures the Essence of the Life of a Pigeon in a Digestible form & Beautifully Illustrated by Dana Garner
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0727014986 Pigeons and Doves of Australia: by H.J. Frith (Author)
Pigeons and Doves of Australia: by H.J. Frith (Author) (9780727014986)

This book is devoted to individual accounts of Australia's 22 native and 3 introduced species.  These comprehensive accounts embrace all areas of knowledge - including nomenclature, history, distribution, feeding, breeding, nesting information,important habitats, general activity and behavior.

Also included are distribution Maps showing the areas where each species occurs and sonagrams, diagrams representing the sounds made by a number of species.

Individual section for each bird species.

This is a very large and heavy book. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Near Fine (NF) - minor imperfections on dust jacket
  • Hardcover: 304 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Rigby Publishers (1982) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos, Color plates and hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0727014986              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727014986              
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 21.5 x 3.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg

Contents:

1.  Biology of Pigeons
2.  Aviculture
3.  Black-banded Pigeon
4.  Wompoo Pigeon
5.  Red-Crowned Pigeon
6.  Purple-crowned Pigeon
7.  Torres Strait Pigeon
8.  Topkno Pigeon
9. Brown Pigeon
10. White-Headed Pigeon
11. Feral Pigeon
12. Spotted Dove
13. Senegal Dove
14. Diamond Dove
15. Peaceful Dove
16. Bar-shouldered Dove
17. Green-winged Pigeon
18. Flock Pigeon
19. Common Bronzewing
20. Brush Bronzewing
21. Crested Pigeon
22. Partridge Pigeon
23. Squatter Pigeon
24. 
Spinifex Pigeon
25. 
Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon
26. White-quilled Rock Pigeon
27. Wonga Pigeon

Bibliography
Author Index
General Index

Detailed book on the 25 species of Australia's Pigeons & Doves! Including nomenclature, history, distribution, feeding, breeding, nesting, habitats, maps, activity, behavior & more.
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b00717vqzs In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author)
In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author) (B00717VQZS)

RARE paperback booklet. "In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does" By C. A. House. Revised by W. Watmough.
This is the Thirteenth Edition, undated (circa 1920s), published by "Fur and Feather(Watmough Limited)".

In this booklet, C. A. House and W. Watmough explain the practice of In-Breeding of farm stock & other animals. "A Treatise of the Greatest Value to Breeders of All Kinds of Farm and Fancy Stock. The Secret of Many Breeders' Success".

Slight tear in front & back cover.
Embossed Label on inside cover.
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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) very discolored pages but otherwise in good shape.  
  • Paperback: 69 pages 
  • Publisher: Fur and Feathers (Watmoughs Limited) (circa 1920s)
  • ISBN-10:                        
  • ISBN-13:  
  • ASIN: B00717VQZS
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 12 x .3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 72 g

Contents:

1.  A General Survey
2.  A Continental Race-Horse Breeder Defines In-Breeding.
3.  Purity of Strain and Stamina
4.  In-Breeding Described
5.  Out-Crossing and In-Crossing
6.  How to In-Breed
7.  Strain: What is it?
8.  Like Produces Like
9.  What In-Breeding Has Done for Horses, Cattle and Sheep
10. In-Breeding Dogs, Poultry and Pigeons
11. What In-Breeding Has Done for the Fur Fancy
12. In-Breeding in Our Canary Room 
13. Hoe Close Can One In-Breed?
14. Conclusion

The Secret of success in Livestock culture fully described. A Treatise of the greatest value to breeders of all kinds of animals, pigeons, birds, poultry & dogs.
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