have you had pigeons before? all pigeons are pretty much the same, but the show breeds usually do not fly well so a perch not too high for your bird may be good, a mini indian may get around better than their bigger cousins though. so no, there is nothing special beyond fresh water a clean predator proof loft, good pigeon feed and an educated keeper.
learn how to lace there tails for the shows . I watched some guys lacing there birds tails at the show it did make a big difference . you can look up how to lase the tails on youtube . good luck . you will have fun and learn allot at the shows .
I bought a pair of reds from the jr a auction at nationals. I don't really want another breed. Just bought them to help the kids. If any one wants a nice pair they can have them for what I paid for them.