Hi That's a tricky question....they are pretty much all breeds, although there aren't any tumblers, fantails, or owls, but by now they are so mixed that I'm not sure if there are ANY purebreds.....it's been very interesting to watch their progression: I started out with only around a dozen pigeons over ten years ago. From there, they have mixed and mixed, although they never seem to inbreed. There are maybe 6 or 7 prominent families/bloodlines, and several other minor bloodlines, and a few years ago at least one wild rock pigeon mixed with them, creating a whole new strain of beautiful blacks and grays when they mixed with the brown strain. The feather-foot gene seems to pop up quite often too and they sometimes (rarely) have crests. So now, I would just say loosely that they are a 'common' breed of pigeon. I think some of them may possibly have a little bit of homer mixed in, but I don't think I'll be a problem at all, if you just pen them up for a month or two before letting them fly free. I always do this when I get new pigeons, and it has always worked, especially if they have babies: then they'll stay for sure.
Edited by Yazzo - 8/14/10 at 10:58am
They are certainly beauties though, no matter what breed they are: right now, I have pure blacks, whites, browns, speckled, pied, spotted, and any combination in between, some with feathered feet. There's a real beauty that is light gray with white outlines and head....and a pure white pigeon with feather feet....and a white pigeon that looks like it's been speckled with pepper, not to mention a black pigeon that looks like it's been sprinkled with salt! Some even have one orange eye and one black eye! The oldest pigeon I have (over 10 years old) is a deep, chocolate brown with a gray tail area and a white stripe on his head.
Using the shipping calculator on USPS.com, I'm thinking shipping would be around $45-$60 dollars, depending on the weight of the box, and not including the price of the birds (I'll charge around $14 for the three), and the price of the box, if I have to buy one. Quite a lot for three pigeons.....just so they arrive safely. I'll be sure to check the price in more detail when I go to the post office, and let you know.
If you're interested, just let me know, and I can probably get some more pictures up if you'd like.....I would probably be able to ship by as soon as Monday.