Giant Homers fly as well as racing homers

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by L&Schickens, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I just got 2 giant homers the other day. The kid I bought them from said they fly just as well at a distance as a racing homer. Is this true?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Unless they are very different from the birds that I know, I don't think so. Most have been bred for show and are heavier and bulkier than racing birds. Many have been crossed with Modenas to achieve this blocky body type.
     
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  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Thank you. I bought them on a whim and after I got them home, I thought, "There is no way you two could fly 100 miles."
     
  4. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    L&Schickens :

    I just got 2 giant homers the other day. The kid I bought them from said they fly just as well at a distance as a racing homer. Is this true?

    They won't fly near as well.A very good racing homer that is in top condition,can fly 500-600 miles in a day.​
     
  5. BCBrian

    BCBrian Out Of The Brooder

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    Perhaps when flying around the loft.[​IMG]

    I think anything over a few miles would be risky...
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. They've been bred for size, not homing ability. They may fly around the loft, but that is all I would trust them with.
     

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