[QUOTE=duska;1654195]Superb find, one of my favourite subject matters, animals in warfare. Just thought I would add some photos of a SS brieftaubenstation.=QUOTE]
Great pictures, has took me back years ! seems a well kept loft
Were these breeding birds, what were the SS using these birds for, messages I assume ??????
Just had a chat with my brother who kept my grandfathers loft and pigeon stock going for 20 years after my grandfathers death
The solid rings/bands are normally applied to the pigeon squabs leg ( squeaker, chick ) at 6 days old, the leg then grows and the band can not be removed
Bizarre item ! haha
thanks everyone for your comments,and help