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Pigeon: Sydney PEN Shadow

Poet: Kate Fagan

Poem: Workman, Honeyeater

Parent: Sydney PEN Centre

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Sydney PEN Shadow

(dark chequer hen)

Weight: 415g

Date of birth: Friday, February 3, 2006

Wingspan: 54cm

Parentage: A genetic impossibility but lives to fly the tale - bred from a red cock and two blue parents and all the family exhibits good characteristics like fertility, hatchability and rearability. Two siblings died in 'Battle of the Beaks' Hawk attack (Jan, 06)

Reading habits: Poetry by Adriana Škunca (favourite poem "Sjena/Shadow"); Galway Kinnell; medical texts on human nervous systems, such as The brothers of Jumiège. 'Works of Love : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 16 (Paperback) by Soren Kierkegaard.

Languages spoken: Romantic Nest Rock ; English

Medical history: If not regularly bathed and groomed, tendency for feathers to fray which result in feather breakage or louse if loft isn't regularly dipped and dusted with pesticides. Inner muscle inside the pupil extra strong which shows long-distance capacity.

Dietary requirements: Sparkling drinking water with October dew after races over 10 kilometres; Rye Gingerbread Snacks with rose oil.

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