Racing Vs Carrier homer - Pigeon-Talk
Pigeon-Talk  
Go Back   Pigeon-Talk > Pigeons & People > General Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
tippler226 tippler226 is offline
Posted 8th November 2010, 04:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 11

Racing Vs Carrier homer


Hi Everyone:

I would really appreciate if anyone can provide an insight on the difference between a racing and a carrier homer? Links on where to find such infotmation would also suffice.

Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
ThePoultryFarm ThePoultryFarm is offline
Posted 8th November 2010, 08:34 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Uganda
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 664
Carriers are not longer bred for homing/carrying (at least here in the US), they are strictly a show bird. They are very tall and lean looking birds. Racing Homers are bred for homing up to 1,000 miles, and they do it pretty quickly. They are much smaller but a little more stouter than an English Carrier.
Reply With Quote
MaryOfExeter's Avatar
MaryOfExeter MaryOfExeter is offline
Posted 8th November 2010, 09:33 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Country: United States
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 11,456
It depends on what kind of "carrier" you are talking about.


There is the breed English Carrier, which was one of the core breeds in developing the modern homing/racing pigeon. It's no longer used for homing, but rather a show breed. They are easy to tell apart from homers/racers, because they are tall and slender with very large nasal and eye ceres.

Then there is the "carrier pigeon" that was called that because they carried messages in WWI and II (and prior wars/events, of course). It gets on my nerves when people call homing pigeons "carrier pigeons" because I know that Carrier Pigeons are their own breed. The birds who served in the war were homing pigeons and racing pigeons.

The only thing that separates a homing pigeon from a racing pigeon is whether or not it has been bred for racing. They are the same bird, just one is bred based on race results, and the other is just bred if it comes home from where the person takes it. I guess it just comes down to what you intend to do with them. Think of it like horses. Say you have a couple horses as pets. Someone else may have the same breed and they use them for racing, breeding the better racers together in hopes of creating more winners. They are the same horse, they've just been raised and used in different ways, and the racing horse has a pedigree of ancestors bred for better results. Therefore, that horse may have better genetics for the competition. But it is still the same kind of horse.
__________________
Becky M. L.
RKM Lofts | RKM Art

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

~Semper Fidelis~
Reply With Quote
 
yvannava's Avatar
yvannava yvannava is offline
Posted 8th November 2010, 09:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Location: washington,dc
Posts: 183
so is there any more pigeons out there that can deliver messages or does that no longer exist.
Reply With Quote
MaryOfExeter's Avatar
MaryOfExeter MaryOfExeter is offline
Posted 9th November 2010, 04:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Country: United States
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 11,456
It's just homers now, but people don't do it anymore, unless it's just for fun. I think they just recently quit using the last military pigeons in some country.
__________________
Becky M. L.
RKM Lofts | RKM Art

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

~Semper Fidelis~
Reply With Quote
yvannava's Avatar
yvannava yvannava is offline
Posted 9th November 2010, 06:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Location: washington,dc
Posts: 183
sounds cool and only homers can do that or other breeds
Reply With Quote
MaryOfExeter's Avatar
MaryOfExeter MaryOfExeter is offline
Posted 9th November 2010, 07:11 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Country: United States
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 11,456
Yeah I wouldn't trust any other breeds with it. Homers are the only ones consistantly bred for homing ability. There are other homing breeds out in the middle east and such, but they are still essentially the same homer, just a little different in looks and called different names. Nothing beats homing/racing pigeons though. They go the farthest and the fastest.
__________________
Becky M. L.
RKM Lofts | RKM Art

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

~Semper Fidelis~
Reply With Quote
yvannava's Avatar
yvannava yvannava is offline
Posted 9th November 2010, 08:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Location: washington,dc
Posts: 183
how fast do they go at full speed?
Reply With Quote
MaryOfExeter's Avatar
MaryOfExeter MaryOfExeter is offline
Posted 10th November 2010, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Country: United States
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 11,456
They generally fly anywhere from 35-55mph. With a tailwind and/or some motivation (like getting away from a hawk ) they can go faster.
__________________
Becky M. L.
RKM Lofts | RKM Art

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

~Semper Fidelis~
Reply With Quote
yvannava's Avatar
yvannava yvannava is offline
Posted 10th November 2010, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Location: washington,dc
Posts: 183
how many homers you own? i know you lost some a while back to a dog or something that got in your loft
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
carrier, homer, racing


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Sitemap:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2000-2016 pigeons.biz