Entry 717, helmet pigeon, from John Koops of Burlington, ON.
She looks like a fancy lady wearing a luxurious fur coat~
Entries 756 and 757: a pair of Giant Runt pigeons (an oxymoron, no?) from Fred Koops of Hamilton, ON.
Large, splendid, tawny-eyed snowy owls, would take to Hogwarts, 10/10.
Giant Runt appreciation is a lost art: https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8144944-meet-the-people-behind-toronto-s-dwindling-giant-runt-club/
Incidentally these are the same as the black chickens you see in Asian supermarkets. They are the base of a medicinal soup.
@Yurkin it's part of an agricultural fair, there are also competitions for cattle, sheep, goats, etc. But the birds are my favourite! (There were also chickens, ducks and geese.)
@nev ❤️ My eldest’s favorite breed. They are feisty and wonderful. She’s shown several at the county fair over the years.
@nev that clearly says 6 foes and any chicken with that many enemies is clearly too formidable for the Royal
@nev oh yeah, i know they’ll find a spot, but that whole stopping in for some takeaway potstickers and other dim sum items for snacking on the spit was always one of my favourite summertime things to do
@nev That's a buff? Interesting. I guess I've never seen a buff silkie, or never noticed what its coloring was listed as.
@Fritillaria2 I know nothing about chickens, they could have written down "plaid" and I'd be like "ok whatever" lol
@nev meant to say - a few years back my neighbourhood obvs had a fancy pigeon keeper whose flock got loose. we had huge white pigeons and others that would do elaborate wingtip-clapping and tumbling displays in summer evenings.
there's been a deal of interbreeding since then, but the flock that roosts on the south side of the tower on SE corner of Kennedy/Eglinton still have way more colour diversity than one might expect
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