Need help with new pigeon

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by EC, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. EC

    EC Out Of The Brooder

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    On monday a pigeon landed on our roof. I caught it, read the legband, did some research, and contacted the owner. It is a racing pigeon. The owner did not want it back, because it had flown from Spokane, WA to Chelan, WA!!! So I need some help, I know almost nothing about pigeons.

    I know that Racing pigeons are related to Homing pigeons, so what would I have to do to make sure that sticks around?
    Does it need company? It is a really tame pigeon.
     
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    I believe racing pigeons and homing pigeons are the same thing [​IMG]
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, racing pigeons ARE homing pigeons. All racers are homers but not all homers...have what it takes to be a racer. [​IMG]
    Since it is lost to begin with, you may be able to completely 'break it in' to your house. Plus you say its tame, so that will help. Pigeons love company, but it doesn't have to be another pigeon. They can get very attached to their owners if no other pigeons are around.
     

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