This is what I looked for. May not be "perfect" like some of her relatives, but it is as close as I can get with my wallet.Care to share what you look for when evaluating a racer or breeder?
I like thick flights and soft feathers. I don't know how to check the back for anything so I guess if it is strong enough to fly what does it matter. As for the eye they usually either jidder or don't but I guess if the eye didn't stop jiddering it would be bad.How about the flights? Do you prefer thin or thick flights? And how about the back. Do your prefer a strong back? And how jiddery do you like the eye to be? The more it jidders, the better?
One thing I have figured out, is that over time, a fancier will develope a wide range of "likes" and "dislikes" kind of bias. In my personal experience, some of these may have nothing to do with what a pigeon needs to win a race. I call these "pretty" pigeons.I like what warren likes. the picture of the ludo bird looks very sharp with nice structure and well balanced pin tail. I do like the bird to have strong pectorial muscles and bowled shaped body where you can not feel the keel. As for flights, I would like the birds wing tips to be more round than pointy. Also want the wing to be very thick and strong. Strong meaning when you fold the birds wing open to look at the flights you can feel the birds muscles trying to retract the wing and you can feel that the wings is kind of heavy. TO me a weak wing is when the flights are open and the wings feels light and goes limp. these are what I look for in a bird and thats the type of bird I have in my lofts
Alamo,I connot say anything worth while then what SFL has said....My dad had a great racing cock who won everyhting,100 to 500 mile races in New York with big competion..But never bred anything to brag about..This cocks full brother,named the " big dummy",because he was lost as a YB,and returned after 2 1/2 years,bred more winners then I can remember...Both cocks were identical in all outward respects....But it`s what INSIDE that counts when breeding..Can a pigeon PASS on what`s inside of him/her.....Some birds can...But alot more birds cannot...Alamo