nice birds RBflight where do you hail from ?? I have a small loft of flights all males since a hawk killed off all my females .. they never flew all that well but they for sure are a beautiful and distinguished breed I have always admiredThe Domestic Flight is nothing like the NY Flying Flight. The Flying flight is a tall thin typy bird that is ready to fly at a moments notice. The domestic Flight is a breed that was developed back on ther 40's and 50's by breeders that wanted the roundness and cobbiness of the tumbler but the look of a Flight. The Domestic Flight is a beautiful bird but has no flying ability what so ever.
Sal Gigante , head of The NY Combine has almost perfected this bird. He has some of the most beautiful specimens around in the Domestic Show Flights.
The Flying Flight was used in NY City and other cities in Jersey and Chicago way back for the use of luring other fanciers birds to their loft.
even today , in Bushwick Brooklyn you still have a core of fanciers that fly these birds only for the sake of catching as many stray pigeons as they can. Some of the stocks in these areas number over a thousand, that's right a THOUSAND.!