Brief History of Chinese Nasal Tufted
Pigeons in the
Black Spot Chinese Nasal Tuft - wearing whistle.
(The following is a note I sent to a young man asking what I knew
about the history of the Chinese Nasal Tufts in the
A little history about the Chinese Pigeons here in the
as far as I know it. They were brought here about 1959 by a man named Edward Fitzsimmons. As far we know there has not been any other importation since. Edward grew up in U.S. and as a adult he brought the birds to the China He was the only one to have them until he fell into trouble with the law and went to jail. He was a wealthy man and had a caretaker ( Edward Avila) who took care of them for a few years and then he gave and/or sold them all in the late 1970's. U.S.
I meet Mr. Fitzsimons in 1990 he did not have any birds at this time. He was a very pleasant man. He took me out to breakfast and we talked Chinese Nasal-tufted Pigeons for hours. Before he left, he gave me a gift, three of the whistles that are tied to the rumps of the bird so that in flight they produce the noise the Chinese love. I was, and still am, very excited about them. However, I have never again been able to get in touch with Mr. Fitzimmons since that time.
My 2003 Kit of Flying Chinese Spots