Originally Posted by BackyardFarmer4
Buddy is home!!!!!!!!!!! It's been almost a year! I was for sure he was dead! I also moved a half a mile away! And he still found me! this is unreal!
It was proven that one of the ways pigeons can locate their loft is by smell. During WWl WWll pigeon were house in trailers and used as messengers to the front line troops. Pigeons could find their loft even after it was moved several miles from their original position.
I had a feral bird I could tell was good homer stock that I robbed from a nest and hand fed to adulthood. I sold him during my teenage years. The bird was kept as a breeder for nine months. I told the fancier to never let that bird out. I knew he would never bond to another loft. He manage to fly 728 miles home after he escaped in 1½ days. He might have made it home in a day if pigeons flew at night or if he had escaped early in the morning. I think you have a bird of a similar bloodline. He is a definite keeper. Speaking from the knowledge 66 trips aournd the sun brings that bird will always have a special place in your heart.