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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So, in my never-ending quest for knowledge, I grabbed onto some folks' concerns re the effects of K Factor on a pigeons homing ability. Now to me it makes sense that it could be a factor. But here is where I am suspicious...... When K Factor first came to my attention, it was early in YB...
  2. General Discussions
    Not so long ago in a post I had mentioned how I was sitting watching my birds ........ above when I looked up a pigeon flew over and I didn't recognise it as mine because of it's tail ..and then a few minutes later an Indian Fantail landed on the powerlines......It certainly was one of my...
  3. General Discussions
    I'm new to pigeons and am wondering how to get my Saxon Shields to come back into the loft at night. I was hoping to have a flock that would fly together in the day and come home at night. I bought 11 of them from a breeder at a very large show last fall. Now I have 25 (they are very prolific!)...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have heard that white racing homers have less homing abilty than say a bluebar or a checkered is that true or can these birds return from the same distances?
  5. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    In 1994, my husband convinced me that we had too many feral rehabbed pigeons, living in our small coop and that we needed to relocate some of them. I made some calls and learned that in a neighboring community, the city park had many Feral Pigeons that were supported with food. I visited the...
  6. General Discussions
    I have been raising Rollers in northern Ontario for the last two years. I have not trained them to home from further than a couple of miles. My question is how far can a Roller home from. I have some white Birmingham Rollers I might use for weddings if it would not be too hard on them. I am...
  7. General Discussions
    I'm just wondering if u release a bird that has lived with it's food provided since one month old has any chance of surviving if just released without integrating into a flock? I know it's not ideal. This is actually a question for someone else. I have a friend who just wants her bird to be...
  8. General Discussions
    Okay first are feral pigeons homing? Second if you take feral adults and put them in a cage will they ever breed? Thanks Shrek
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hey everyone im new to this forum and would like to learn more about pigeons. I would like to set up a loft and buy some birds. I need some help/advice on what birds to start out with. I also have some quick questions... 1. Is owning Pigeons expensive? 2. How much would I have to spend to...
  10. General Discussions
    Okay I have to ask. I read all this about feral pigeons getting into your pigeons.......and kinda get the feeling most think ferals aren't as good as there pets. Well what makes a pigeon not feral? At one time weren't all pigeons feral? I'm seeing some gorgeous pigeons that are considered feral...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi every one my rollers i got them two weeks a go and she just lay egg today i very happy any things i need to do for them i have pair if rollers and pair of white kings and pair homers( hen).. thank you
  12. Performing Breeds
    Hi, I have been searching through the threads in regards to portable/mobile loft training. I live in the city and want to train (German Owls, hopefully) to fly at the local park/green space with me. I have checked out all local bylaws and am good to go, but had a few questions with regards to...
  13. Performing Breeds
    Would it be wise, to increse the homing instinct in Tipplers? Would they drop too soon?
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a question for you all about homing ability. Do you think there is any certain bloodlines or type of homing pigeons that seem to just have super homing abiliy. I am not talking speed to get home like you would want for racing, I am talking about being able to find home in really tough...
  15. Archive - General Discussion
    I was wondering if american show racers have the "homing ability"? And if they need adoptive pairs for their young?
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My 3 Ybs flew today for about ten minutes high and out of sight. I would like to do a one mile toss or do I need to wait? Can they home at an early age? I was thinking 1 mile.
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I brought back this white pigeon from the 'sanctuary' as it had been brought in, found in a school playground. They thought it had just flown into a window and was just in need of a rest. It's poops were bright green watery so I asked if I could bring it home to keep it warm as it was in an open...
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    Homing & Racing Pigeons
    what's the difference between a dragoon and a homer?..i want to know because i'm going to buy some and maybe cross it with my homers
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    which one is better in training young or old birds,, group tossed or single tossed? can a single toss really helps on letting the birds think for them self on a race day?cause ill be training some of my young ones soon... i obsevred this to some of friends birds in single tossing do different...
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have been reading a bit on line and in books and i got an idea that you could breed breeds like highflyers (just an example) with homers to make there squabs better racers. Just curious if anyone has input or has ever tried this. Thanks
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