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bodger

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And in my eye, these pigeons are ugly looking beggars  but all the same, this is an interesting look into the Syrian pigeon fanciers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35813468
Toddy

It is interesting, but those are ugly birds to our eyes. Their doocots could do with a bit of work too.
You'd think in an area with good building resources they'd manage better, even in turmoil.
I've seen inner scheme and inner city doocots here that are in better order.

Their pigeons are a bit like those blotchy fancy carp, aren't they ? they end up with weird eyes and fins just like those pigeons have weird structure and eye trim.

Just not my cup of tea tbh.

Right now I have four cushie-doos (the big fat, beautiful, wood pigeons) on the front lawn. Himself's comment that four makes a good pie tells me it's time I visited a friend who shoots. He helps a local farmer keep their numbers down and usually has a few bag loads in the freezer.

They breed really quickly, and if there's food they'll do so all year long. Surprising that folks don't encourage them for meat in wartime over there.

M
horace

Re: They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

bodger wrote:
And in my eye, these pigeons are ugly looking beggars  but all the same, this is an interesting look into the Syrian pigeon fanciers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35813468
You got that one right
adirondack-jim

Now that was a very interesting article.
HonkHonk

Now that is one freaky looking bird, looks like it could do with a good feed.  

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