what would happen?... you would have a mix breed pigeon.. that is about it.. all pigeons have some homing ability.. the homing pigeon has been bred to do this better than the others. you would end up with a pigeon that may or may not have good homing abitlities.. I really don't see the point in taking birds away from their home unless you are in a racing club and you like the sport of racing. or if one has a white release business.That is all correct! But my question is will the bird be able to attain some of the characteristics of the homing pigeon like its homing instinct?
A couple of years I found a lost homing pigeon and by the look on the bird he was a fine bird. It didn't take long for the bird to become sad as he didn't have a mate so I trapped a wild black hen and gave it to the male homer. Soon they became a pair and hatched several young birds. Of the six they had together only two made it to adulthood. A male and a female. Both the birds were really smart and were the led birds in flight later in time. The hybrid female which I then breed with homer once again gave me also really smart birds and capable of flying many miles. Unfortunately, I sold them and later both new birds.
Now I am curious to know what would happen if one of my homers were to breed with a white non homing pigeon?
what about putting him with the other rollers. When the flock pure rollers roll, does he roll with them? (Because if it fly solo, it might not roll)I was given a roller cross homer once and well he didn't roll, just kind of tilted his body back and then went on flying again, and I never trained him from distances cause I could just tell he didn't have much of a homing instinct.
I would highly recommend not to breed different breeds together because the offspring will not be pure anymore and will not have any of the desirable traits that both of the breeds originally had.
hybrid = an animal or plant resulting from a cross.Your post says hybrid when what you will get is a lobrid, If you mix it with a street bird or a roller it will no longer be a homer. If you get the young to home from 25 mi it will be on a good day. If you mix it with a roller they will not roll. If you want birds that roll buy rollers, if you want to have them come home from a long distance get him a homer mate. With any thing else all you will end up with is a mutt.
racing pigeon (racing pigeon) is not pure breed pal. is also result of crossbreedingI wouldn't recommend breeding different birds together if you don't have a purpose. The bird will no longer be a pure racing pigeon and you will also not be able to release it into the wild since it is born in a loft and it may not find food + shelter plus there is a risk of predators attacking a bird which is not naturally wild born.