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Welll, aren't they just the cutest? I believe their beaks are little bigger/different than homer babies.............maybe I'm imagining things.........:rolleyes:
 

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Hi Henry, Be sure to band these birds with #10 NPA bands. Homer bands are to small for adult DRAGOONS. I think you are going to get a grizzle maybe two.GEORGE;)
 

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Hi Henry, Be sure to band these birds with #10 NPA bands. Homer bands are to small for adult DRAGOONS. I think you are going to get a grizzle maybe two.GEORGE;)
I actually don't have any NPA bands for these little guys. I don't plan to show them or anything but I was told that I can put my personalized bands on them if I really wanted too. It'll be a tight fit but not to a point of where it's uncomfortable for them. Is this correct? I checked out the legs of my adult pair and it looks like they will definitely fit. I have a large homer cock that's about the same size as the cock dragoon and the size 8 bands fit him just fine. Am I missing something here? Also the size 10 bands on my dragoons are very loose on them. Any advice would be appreciated.

Henry
 

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you want the bands to be loose so it can move around and not cause any sores
 

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Like I already told g0ldenb0y55, they are cuties, like all squabs are. :D
 

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Nice birds. Those beaks look symmetrical already. I have read that when they were making homers in history, they used Dragoons to add strength, built to the breed. I haven't handle Dragoons yet, so Henry, how do they feel in the hand? Do they feel strong?
 

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Nice birds. Those beaks look symmetrical already. I have read that when they were making homers in history, they used Dragoons to add strength, built to the breed. I haven't handle Dragoons yet, so Henry, how do they feel in the hand? Do they feel strong?
Rod - sorry for the late response....I've been out of town for the past 4 days. To answer your question....yes they are very strong and large in size. I can't hold them like I do my racing homers with just one hand. Their bodies are very wide. I have one homer that's almost as big but he's freakishly big for a homer.
 

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Max, that is one cute baby. Like a big teddy bear.
 

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I have read this story from a very old book of pigeons in that the English's concept of racing pigeon was actually a Dragoon. They flew them to 300 miles. But they are slow compared to the Belgian's racing pigeons. Nevertheless the Belgians crossed those Dragoons to their birds to add strength, etc., and we ended up with a modern homing/racing pigeon.
 
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