Friday, May 04, 2018

Budapest Pigeons Look Like Cartoons

Budapest Pigeons are a strangely captivating bird.  As I noted a while back in a post entitled Maladaptive Pigeons at the Hand of Man:

Dogs are not the only animals that have been selected for function and dysfunction at the hand of man.

For more than a thousand years, pigeons have been bred to express an amazing amount of genetic variation, from beautiful to grotesque, and from whimsical to functional.

The litany of pigeon breeds is truly jaw-dropping and reflects a global fraternity of breeders.

And what do the babies look like?  Like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book!

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