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Racing Pigeons: A Practical Guide to the Sport Colin Osman

Racing Pigeons: A Practical Guide to the Sport

Colin Osman

Published November 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780571178148
Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

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,MoreRacing 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.