Monday, August 31, 2009
DARWIN HAD PIGEONS
excerpt from the 08.31.09 post by the Examiner
Darwin was an avid pigeon breeder and was involved in breeder clubs. He imported pigeons with various exaggerated traits. He acknowledges that all pigeons are descendents of the rock pigeon. This pigeon is the same pigeon that can be found in most city parks around the world. Through selective breeding for hundreds or even thousands of years, these pigeons from around the world had many drastic variations including fantails, tumbler pigeons, large crops, etc.