Racing Pigeons : A Practical Guide to the Sport Paperback
by Colin Osman
Racing pigeons race over distances up to 800 miles and at speeds varying from 30 to 70 miles per hour, and 29 countries are affiliated to the International Federation of Pigeon Racing.
In Great Britain, where there are about 225,000 pigeon fanciers, a large number of people earn their living wholly or partly through the sport and hobby, and "The Racing Pigeon Weekly" (founded in the 1880s by the grandfather of the author of this book) sells approximately 35,000 copies per week.
This updated edition of a work first published in 1980 offers wide-ranging coverage of the sport, and general pigeon care.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 10 line diagrams
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 17/01/1998
- Category: Animal husbandry
- ISBN: 9780571178148