Image from page 200 of "Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors,
Title: Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, sovereigns, humorists, orators and statesmen, together with chapters relating to history, science, and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time
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kennels, fine soft bedding and cleanliness. Dutch Rabbit. I> M ? EXISTING VARIETIES OF PIGEONS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. 1^: The amoiiKawUwu: Fantail Pigeon i» a native of Hindostan, in India, where itis found in large numbers, andwhence it is exported to otliLTcountries. U has been rultivatedin England for aliout i.MO years,and was formerly callid TheShaker, owing to the constantwagging uj) and down of itt* head.The modern name is derivedfrom its broad tail, which, whenwalking, is Ppread in the shapeof a fun. The neck is long, slimand grucefnl, like u Pwiins; tliebreas^t is full; the Imck short,and the tail usujilly containstwenty-four or more f<atliers.As found in India, this bird i^usually white, has a long back,and either a peak-creeted head.or groupc-feathered legs. Otherspecies are blue or ash-colored,but various colors have been de-veloped. It is particularly classed the fancy pigeons^ from its untitness for traveling, it being rd on the wing and unsteady on foot.
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Fantail Pigeon. The Priest Pigeon is extensively bred in Germany, and is foundin numerous varieties. In gen-eral it is a stoutly-built, thick-set bird, rather larger tluin thecommon field pigeon, which itresembles in the shape of itshead and beak. Tlie varietiesare as follows: The commonPriest, in black, blue, red, yel-low and off colors, with awhitehead; the double-crestedPriest, in all of the colors above-named, with the second crest,on the forehead, falling over thenostrils; the white-stockingedPriest, with the feathers of thelegs and feet white, but with col-ored feathers on the thighs andbelly; the white-barred Priest,with white or colored stockings and white wing bars, sometimes bor-dered with black: the white winged, white-barred Priest; the whiie-winged, burred and white-tailed Priest; the rare and beautiful star-ling-barred, white-winged and tailed Priest, and a variety havingtriangular or rounded white spots near the ends of the wing-feathers,and the bar-feathers are similar
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