The Homing Pigeon
War Department Technical Manual TM 11-410
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The Homing Pigeon War Department Technical Manual TM 11-410

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Table of Contents
  • THE HOMING PIGEON
  • WAR DEPARTMENT • JANUARY 1945
  • CONTENTS
  • SECTION I GENERAL
    • 1. Purpose
    • 2. Methods
    • 3. Origin and History
    • 4. Nature
    • 5. Utility
  • SECTION II DESCRIPTION
    • 6. General Appearance
    • 7. Weight
    • 8. Plumage
    • 9. Head
    • 10. Neck
    • 11. Body
    • 12. Respiratory Channels (fig. 2)
    • 13. Digestive Organs
    • 14. Bloom or Milt
    • 15. Molt
    • 16. Varieties of Feathers
  • SECTION III CARE
    • 17. Loft
    • 18. Preparation of Loft to Receive Pigeons
    • 19. Receipt of Pigeons at Loft
    • 20. Watering
    • 21. Feeding
    • 22. Pigeon Feed
    • 23. Bathing
    • 24. Catching and Handling
  • SECTION IV LOFT MANAGEMENT AND RECORDS
    • 25. Routine
    • 26. Classification of Pigeon Colors
    • 27. Records and Reports
    • 28. Banding
    • 29. Loft Equipment
    • 30. Message Holders
  • SECTION V TRAINING
    • 31. Responsibility for Training
    • 32. Qualifications for Pigeoneers
    • 33. Introduction to Pigeon Training
    • 34. Settling Pigeons
    • 35. Training for Messenger Service
    • 36. Delivering Pigeons by Parachute
  • SECTION VI MATING AND BREEDING
    • 37. Mating
    • 38. Sex
    • 39. Selection of Stock
    • 40. Line Breeding
    • 41. Nests
    • 42. Control of Breeding
    • 43. Laying
    • 44. Hatching and Feeding
    • 45. Identification
    • 46. Culling
  • SECTION VII DISEASES AND MEDICINES
    • 47. General
    • 48. Prevention of Disease
    • 49. Control of Disease
    • 50. Anatomy and Physiology
    • 51. Indications of Sickness
    • 52. Diseases
    • 53. External Parasites
    • 54. Internal Parasites
    • 55. Treatment of Injuries
    • 56. Medicines
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