You crack me up !!!Here is a tip. Disregard "eyesign" as a means of picking good pigeons.
Being new to the sport, you probably wouldn't even consider eyesign anyway, however, some ads will stress eyesign as something "special". Common sense and science tell me otherwise.
Here is another free tip. You do not have to spend big money to get good racers. Start with birds free or next to free. Most (probably all) racing clubs will donate good young pigeons to new flyers. We all want as much competition as possible.
This is not to say those who purchase big money pigeons don't have an "edge". But how good does your beginning birds in the sport, have to be? Most of Ludo Claessens great birds, were started with a bird that just "showed up" at his lofts. From a deceased mans loft. A man that apparently we can not even find out the identity of.
Start out cheaply, and work your personal "magic", and good luck.
Oh, one more thing. The biggest mistake new pigeon flyers usually get into, is accumulating too many birds. Resist the temptation to get everything you like or is offered. It is supposed to be a fun hobby. Not a job.
Well of course there have been some, Just a few of the top of my head.I don't remember any sons of Lrry Bird, Magic Johnson, Pete Maravich, Jim Brown, Bruce Jenner or almost any great athlete, ever being as good as their "sire". .