Letting pigeons out?
I'm interested in buying two young pigeons some time in the future, and i'm not sure on the whole "exercise" regime. I definitely want ones that can fly and (excuse my ignorance) ones that look 'pigeon-y.' I'd also much rather keep them outside, except possibly during the winter months.
So how do I go about about letting these pigeons outside? Should they have an opening on the cage at all times? Should they be let out at only certain times of the day? Will a pigeon spend hours and hours outside, or just a few minutes? How do I get them to return, and after how long should I? Should a bond be established before letting them out? Ect, etc..
My naivety doesn't stop there- please help a noobie out, and discuss the general idea of letting pigeons out for a fly.