And that about sums it up!The speed of homers compared to ferals is obvious. Now unless that feral is actually a lost homer, then the speed is the same.
It would be hilarious though if 20 barn pigeons beat Warren's 20 racers. But at 100 miles, I think those ferals are lost. They will probably drop down the first time they see left-over food on the ground.
and may even find a mate from under the overpass and bring her home!Any pigeon raised in a loft will come back to it. A pigeon is a pigeon. Homer or racer, doesn't matter. I believe homers can home from further away, and faster. They are bred for that. They should. But ferrals do have homing ability. And I think they're smarter. They have had to use their brains to survive. Think about it, the homers would probably just race straight home. The ferrals would, if they were hungry, stop for the food, then be on their way. Who's smarter. The one that drives straight through on a 10 hour trip, or the one who stops for lunch at a rest stop?