Harry R. Schwartz

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Parlor Rollers

Published 02 Oct 2016. Tags: animals.

I just learned about the Parlor Roller, a type of pigeon selectively bred to roll somersaults on the ground for our amusement. Another fine addition to the “why did we make these animals” list, along with fainting goats and pugs.

They’re not to be confused with Birmingham Rollers, which perform a similar maneuver in mid-air.