What Makes a Pigeon a Champion?

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Being shaped like Foghorn Leghorn:

Or being accessorized by nature’s winter trimmed boots, as is the Bavarian Pouter:

And then there’s the Bokhara Trumpeter:

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Joshuah Bearman has written about CIA missions, jewel thieves, deranged private investigators, aspiring Fabios, bitter rivalry among dueling Santa Clauses, and the metaphysical implications of being the world's greatest Pac Man player. His article for Wired became the movie Argo. More from this author →