Pigeon Fancy: Talking the Talk

This practice of pigeon fancy is generally called “pigeon racing” in North America and “pigeon play” in Europe. The principles of pigeon fancy are intricate and there are a variety of vocabulary terms that seem quite mysterious. There is also a history of resistance to veterinary involvement among many pigeon breeders so it can be intimidating for even experienced avian veterinarians to interact with the pigeon fancier.

Roger Harlin, DVM

Dr. Roger Harlin is the owner of Southside Dog, Cat and Bird Clini in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he has practiced for over 37 years. Dr. Harlin received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University…