Image from page 142 of "A natural history of birds : illustrated with a hundred and one copper plates, curiously engraven from the life" (1731)
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of that Order all wear Hoodsto cover their bald Crowns j hence the upper part of thisRange is called the Hood j and the more compaA thefe Fea-thers are, and the clofer to the Head, fo much the morethis Bird is efteemed. The lower part of this Range ofFeathers is called by us the Chain, but by the Dutch it iscalled the Cravat; the Feathers of this Chain ought to belong and clofe, fo that if you ftrain the Neck a little, bytalcing hold of the Bill, the two fides will lap over eachother in fome of the beft; but there are very few now to befound in Kngland compleat. The jfacohine ought to have avery Ihort Bill, the fhorter the better, and a clean pearl Eye,as for their Colours there are reds, yellows, blews, blacksand mottles; but be the Colours what they will, they oughtto have a clean white Head, white Feet and white Tail.Of thefe Pigeons fome are feather leggd and footed, othersare not, and both forts are equally eileemd, according tothe various Inclination of different Fancies. 3 ^^c
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