One of my auction birds I got from my mentor last year was sent to me as a baby of course. It went through the auction and I got it back. Then I trained it out but lost it before the races. My mentor lives 1600 plus miles from me. Well he was out with his Ob loft flying and a bird flew in with his and wouldn't trap so he got it with a net and it was the auction bird. This bird never saw the outside of his loft before but returned from over 1600 miles 7 months later. WOW!!