Source/Date: Fun, December 2, 1871

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Remarks: Darwin, of course, wrote extensively about pigeons in Variation of Plants and Animals Under Domestication (1868). For a discussion see James Secord, "Charles Darwin and the Breeding of Pigeons," Isis 92 (June 1981), 162-186. Fun, a Victorian humor magazine, is available and searchable at the University of Florida's digital collections