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are city pigeons the same as racing homers? Their nose are a little smaller but their eyes are kind of alike. They other thing is that they dont make the sound when they fly so I was wondering if they are the same type of pigeons.:confused:
 

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city pigeons are generally the 'wild type' - the original rock dove

There's a lot of mixed blood from stray pet pigeons or racers

But homers were pigeons created through thousands of years of selective breeding for their homing ability - basically compared to the rock dove a homer's homing ability is off the charts (though you do get the fluke city pigeon with good homing genes)

Now racers were homing pigeons that passed through further selective breeding of the fastest of the homing pigeons.

They have different shaped head, noses, and even beaks. And the are heavier set, with larger more powerful breast muscles.

If you hold the 2 of them in your hands you will def feel that they are not the same bird - and its not just a matter of health and training.
 

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are city pigeons the same as racing homers? Their nose are a little smaller but their eyes are kind of alike. They other thing is that they dont make the sound when they fly so I was wondering if they are the same type of pigeons.:confused:
here in the US the feral pigeon is just that feral. feral meaning it is not native and comes from domestic stock .. as all pigeons here do.

the feral populations have different breeds in them and without controlled breeding they become mutts.. but a purebred homer that found a feral flock and stays is considerd feral as well so basically there are purbreed pigeons and mutt pigeons.. all of them can live a feral life. like cats.
 
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