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The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.

What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.

You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.

I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.

PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be as follows: $60 for one bird, $70 for two birds, $90 for 3 or 4 birds, $115 for 5 or 6 birds, and $125 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box, and shipping on American Giant Homers (when available) will incur a 50% surcharge due to the additional weight of the much larger birds.

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Racing Homers

 

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Now taking orders for young bird flying kits; they are available now. Beginning June 1st we will be offerring young bird flying kits of 6 birds for $250, shipping included in the price. These will be out of the same birds that raised my own YB team and the birds that I have sent off to futurity races. They will be my choice of color and parentage, and I will supply pedigrees so you can take a look and decide if you want to hold any of them back for breeding. A $100 deposit will reserve your kit. Act now! Only three kits remaining.
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November 2017 hatch indigo grizzle cock no. 6549. This pigeon is a late 2017 but is wearing a 2016 band. He is a son of the indigo cock lister below at lot 6 when mated to a red grizzle hen. No pedigree, but known to be down from quality flying stock. Unflown, he was obtained from a firned who wanted to get rid of all his prisoners. Price: $25.

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June hatch indigo cock, no. 7266. This is a fairly large bird and is out of an indigo check hen and an almond cock. He is not a "typical" indigo, in that the normal "purple" bars are not that evident, but the presence of indigo is pretty obvious when viewing the flight feathers and tail. I believe there is some other factor involved here, possibly one of the opals. Sire is primarily Janssen and although unflown himself, he is a brother to several diploma winners. His dam flew out to 255 miles prior to being stocked. Dam of 7266 is an indigo check that is a full sister to three outstanding racers, including a race winner and two diploma winners.. She is bred from a hen from Gray Fox and Harms loft when mated to a full brother to an AU Elite Champion. Price: $75

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2015 blue check cock no. 5159, primarily Janssen, who is a half-brother to a race winner/multiple diploma winner. Sire of this cock is a son of "Heisenberg", a large Janssen cock and my best flyer over the past 15 years. "Heisenberg" flew 24 races, was 1st home on ten of them, and won diplomas in about a third of them, winning 1st twice. He was retired to the stock loft after 5 seasons, 1 of which we did not fly OBs, and was lost to a hawk while exercising with the flyers in 2016. Dam is a grizzle hen raised by Bob Metcalf out of a grizzle cock and a mealy hen. The "Heisenberg" line continues to raise some of my better flyers. This pigeon is for sale only because I do not have room for any more breeders. Full pedigree. Price: $75

4. October hatch "White grizzle" cock, no. 7436, bred from my flyers. Sire is an ash red bar that carries dilute and dam is a pure white that is a blend of Houben, Janssen, Dworek, and long-distance Delbar. Both parents flew 100 miles as young birds and are currently on the 2018 old bird team. Full pedigree. Sire has won two races during the current OB season. Price: $150
5. 2014 Indigo "velvet" cock no. 2166. (Note: He was raised in 2014 but is wearing a 2012 band.) This is a gorgeous pigeon raised by my friend Bob Metcalf, and which when mated to a grizzle hen raised two very nice late hatch grizzles in 2017. Bob is no longer flying and I recently got 2166 and a few others from him when he wanted to get rid of what few prisoners he had left. There is no pedigree on this pigeon, but I am aware of the family he came from and I can assure you that he is definitely flying stock and not just a "color" pigeon. Price: $25
6. June hatch blue bar cock no. 7217. Grandparents include a son of "Heisenberg" as well as two AU Elite Champions from John Beeson's Perfection Loft in Kansas. Sire is a son of "Man-o-War's Sodier", who is an AU Elite Champion and Hall of Fame winner in two categories. Dam is out of a son of Heisenberg and an AU Elite Champion I obtained directly from Perfection Loft. Full pedigree. This would be an excellent mate for the blue hen in lot no. 5 above. Price reduced: $50
7. 2015 "Cherry" (red phase recessive opal) cock. Since his sire carries barless there is a 50% chance this pigeon carries barless His sire is out of a cherry cock and a blue barless hen, both of which placed first in their classes at the 2011 National Young Bird Show. This pigeon goes back to an imported pair of barless from Australia on both sides. Dam also goes back to my foundation family of recessive opals which produced "Snake River", a spread opal 200-mile winner. Full pedigree. Price: $100
8. 2016 almond cock no. 6540, never bred from but settled and sparingly trained. Very light in color, almost looks like a yellow grizzle with the black flecking just starting to show up. (Almond cocks tend to get darker each year, so in a few years he is likely to be flecked very nicely.) No pedigree here, but definitely bred from flying stock. Bred by Bob Metcalf and is a couple generations down from my old almond family that has flown well for me over the years. Price: $50.
9. 2016 "near white" cock no. 6536. Bred by Bob Metcalf who formerly flew with us in the WCOF and FDY clubs here in Ohio. No pedigree available, but is down from Bob's whites and red grizzles. I would not be afraid to cross this bird in with my good whites, but unfortunately I have extra cocks and limited space. A steal at just $25
10. 2014 silver grizzle cock no. 4077. This is perhaps one of the best pigeons listed here, comparable to the blue check cock listed above in lot no. 3, and like that bird, he will end up in my breeding loft for 2019 if not sold. Once again, no pedigree, but unquestionably an excellent pigeon. Priced far below his true value. Price: $50
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2013 dark check hen no. 4514, bred by Steve Jenkins (“Dixie-Buckeye”). Steve flew her out to 300 miles as a young bird; her mother flew from 600 miles. Sire was bred by John Fincel and was a blend of Janssen, Miller, and Leen Boers. Dam was a blend of Hofkens, Grondelaer and Van Loon. This hen is the mother of several birds that have flown for me over the last three years. Price: $75.

12. 2015 "White splash" hen no. 5158. This is the nestmate of the blue check cock 5159 listed above in lot no. 3. (See above for details.) Fully pedigreed. Price: $50

 

 

 

Dragoons and Giant Homers

 

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0. Dragoons and American Giant Homers occasionally for sale. When they are available they will be listed in this section. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL BE NO DRAGOONS AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE SUMMER OF 2019.
 

 

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