I purchased 5 homers 3 weeks ago, 2 blue bars and 3 whites. They are doing quite well and the whites are so stunning. They are July babies and still squeak when they are angry. I just can't take that squeaking serious! I released them for the first time 4 days ago and everyone has stuck around. They have never been flown before, so looks like my home will be their home. They were very hesitant at first, but after a bit they flew in some nice circles around the house and then they came back down and landed in the loft again. They are looking to be nice and fast so far. I can't wait to give flying them a try. Please note that these are very young birds and most of them still squeak. Otherwise I wouldn't be so willing to let them fly. Adult homers who have been flown rarely call a new place home and will often fly back to their place of birth.