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-or-ten-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 USPS has recently hit us with asignificant increase in postal rates, in some cases almost double what they had been. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be as follows: $70 for one or two birds, $120 for 3 or 4 birds, $175 for 5 or 6 birds, and $200 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 major jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 4 birds will require a second box, and shipping on American Giant Homers (when available) will incur a 25% surcharge due to the additional weight of the much larger birds.
Payment can be made via money order (I do not accept personal checks) or you can use Visa or Mastercard by clicking on the Paypal logo below. Paypal is preferred.
If description of bird is underlined, click on it to see a picture. Or you can click on the thumbnail for a larger photo.
You can contact us by clicking here.
(See bottom of page for other breeds)
Click Thumbnail for larger image
|1.||2017 blue check cock carrying reduced, no. 7068. Besides carrying reduced he also carries recessive opal and there is a 50% probability that he will also carry barless. He is out of a 2010 blue bar Janssen hen that is the daughter of of an AU Registered Champion. Sire is a reduced checker cock that was raised by another cock that carries reduced and that flew 100, 100, 120 as a young bird prior to being stocked. Price reduced: $75|
SOLD2013 blue bar cock no. MVS 864. Sire is "The Y2K Cock", one of my best breeders of the 2010's decade. "Y2K" was never flown but is out of a pair of birds from Ganus Family Lofts, with "Sure Bet" and "Golden Mattens" in his lineage. "Rocket", "Sure Bet" and "Gold Mine" are among Y2K's dam's lineage. Dam of 864 is an AU Champion whose sire is an AU Elite Champion and who is also a half-sister to 2 AU Registered Champions and 3 AU Elite Champions. Full Pedigree. Price: $200. - Sold (RR)
Click here to see pedigree.
|3.||Early August hatch blue check cock no. 396. I cannot guarantee sex 100%, but he sure looks and handles like a nice strong cockbird; I would be shocked if otherwise. This is a son of BC cock 8248 listed in lot 14 below. His dam is very well bred out of a Ron Pairan cock and a qualmond hen that I raised and flew. She flew three strong races as a YB prior to being stocked. Since the sire of 396 carries the gene for reduced there is a 50% chance that he will too. Full pedigree. Price: $35.|
|4||Here is an early June hatch blue bar cock, no. 342. This pigeon is a large speciman and is a blend of Houben and VandenAbeele. In late summer of last year, I visited an 87-year-old friend of mine ("Ron") who had decided that it was finally time to retire from the sport after over 70 years. He did not want to sell things piecemeal; he wanted to sell everything at once, including birds, feeders, waterers, traps, training crates, etc. As it turned out, this was not so easy to do since most of the established flyers did not have room, even though they knew they would be getting some real quality birds. So he offered me a really good deal on some of the breeders as long as I took several pair. Even though my loft was full and there was no room for more breeders, I wanted to help him out, so I agreed to take five pair. I got off to a late start with them this year, and most of the young were hatched after my young bird team was already full. But I did raise a dozen late hatches that I wanted available to use as breeders next year if I needed them. Ron's birds were all either Vandenabeele, Houben, or crosses of the two. This family was very successful for Ron, as evidenced by the fact that a few years earlier he had won the prestigious GNEO futurity TWICE in three years. As is the case with many of the oldtimers, he did not have detailed pedigrees on many of them, although I did get pedigrees on some of the foundation birds that he had purchased several years ago. So this pigeon comes with a pedigree showing only his parents, as is the case with the bird listed right below in lot no. 5. Price reduced: $50|
Here's another early June hatch blue bar no. NPA 310 ADC. I missed banding him in time so I put an oversized band on him for record-keeping purposes. He is from the same group of birds I purchased from my friend (see above) but is out of a different pair. This one is also fairly large, so I am assuming "he" is a cock, although in the hand he looks and feels like a hen, so maybe we are dealing with a large hen. Again, a Houben/VandenAbeele blend, just like the GNEO winners cited above. Pedigree limited to information on the parents only. Price reduced: $50
|6.||2019 true silver hen no. 12732. Also called a dun check, this beautiful little hen carries the gene for recessive yellow, which is evidenced by the gold patch on her crop. Because it is so prominent I suspect there are other strange factors at play here as well. This year she was mated to a recessive yellow cock and raised 4 young, 3 of which were yellows and the 4th was a dun check like her, which was recently sold on this website. 12732 was raised by my friend Steven Ly of Wisconsin out of a dun check cock I raised. The dun check cock is a double grandson of "The Iceman", a barless ash red cock that was the winner of a 300-mile race, and both his grandmothers are down from quality Janssens as noted on the pedigree. 12732's mother was a dilute indigo that is Baldwin HVR and Lou Coletto HVR. Fulll pedigree on sire's side, mother and grandparents only on dam's side. Price: $100|
|7.||Sale PendingHere is a very nice 2018 indigo hen no. 5245 that is sure to please. She was bred by Bob Moschel and is a blend of Schellens and the old line Janssen with some of the Gallo family of indigos. Definitely a performance pedigree. Two of her grandparents have won combine races and diplomas. Many super birds in this pedigree. Paternal grandmother is a 300 mile combine winner and also scored a 2nd club at 450 miles vs 111 birds and 9 lofts. I can't find a place for her in my loft in 2021 simply because I have to force myself into a significant loft reduction and find myself having to make some very painful choices. This is one such case. Comes with original pedigree supplied by Bob Moschel. Price: $150. - Sale Pending (GR)|
|8.||June hatch brown bar no. 340. Sex unknown at this time and is not guaranteed, but my best guess is a hen. Sire is an unflown blue bar whose dam is down from "The Iceman", a barless ash red 300 mile race winner on one side and a brown hen from the family of Doug Harms on the other side. Dam of 340 is a granddaughter of "Heisenberg" my best flyer of the early 2000's. 340 is Janssen based with a bit of Flor Engels. Full pedigree. Price: $50.|
|9.||June hatch blue check hen no. 279, carries the gene for barless. Dam is a blue barless hen that flew 100 miles as a young bird prior to being stocked. Sire is a pure white long-distance Delbar that is likely grizzle underneath the recessive white phenotype. Sire flew 100 and 150 miles. Fully pedigreed. Price: $35|
|10.||SOLDBeautiful June hatch reduced hen no. 331. Although unflown, she is part of a family of reduced that usually include one or more every year on my flying teams. Pedigree includes 6 of 8 great-grandparents, all of whom go back to families that were bred to fly and were upgraded continually by being outcrossed to families of strong flyers. Price: $100 - Sold (MH)|
|11.||Sale Pending July hatch reduced no. 327, appears to be a cock. Sex is not guaranteed, but I am about 80% sure that it is indeed a cock. Full pedigree, containing "6028" and "4710", both birds that were flown prior to being moved over to the breeding loft. "6028", a big blue bar cock, flew 100, 150, and 180 as a young bird. "4710" flew 100 twice and 120 as a young bird. Both have been in my breeding loft since then. Price: $100 - Sale Pending (AM)|
|12.||2019 Recessive Yellow cock no. 9574. This cock is primarily "Hollywood" recessive reds but also has some Janssen behind him. This is the current mate to the dun check hen listed above in lot no. 6. I'm offering him at a discount because as you can see in the photo, he has a slightly uneven beak that must be kept trimmed or filed down so it does not become crossed at the tip. This does not affect his ability to feed his young at all, and he raised 4 this past summer. I would normally ask $150 for such a pigeon, but because of his flawed beak his is priced at just half that. Price: $75.||;|
|13.||Sale PendingHere is the "6028" cock mentioned above in lot no. 11. AU 16 WCOF 6028 . He flew 100, 150 and 180 as a young bird and was moved to the breeding loft as a yearling. He is Janssen and HVR on his sire's side and primarily Janssen on his dam's side. He has been a very consistent breeder since moving him over,with 21 direct children and a total of 59 descendents on his family tree. He has been one of my foundation cocks in my reduced family. Not only does he carry the gene for reduced, he also carries the gene for recessive opal and his father carried the gene for barless, so there is also an even chance that he also carries barless. Full pedigree. Price: $100 - Sale Pending (GR)|
|14.||And here is a son of "6028". AU 18 WCOF 8248 dark blue check cock. Carries reduced. See directly above for information on his sire. Dam is a very nice reduced blue check with a great pink cast to her. She has raised some great young reduced and is down from some very good Janssens on sire's side and one of the Alex Bieche families on dam's side. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|15.||AU 2018 WCOF 8532 slate (smokey blue check) cock, Janssen based, from my "Heisenberg" family. ("Heisenberg" was my best flyer this century, winning 8 diplomas including 2 firsts in 25 races. In over half those races he was my first bird home. He is on both sides of this bird's pedigree.) 8532 is a son and a grandson of "7142", one of the last few sons of Heisenberg and one of my best breeding cocks over the last ten years. Paternal grandmother goes back to "Assured Gold" and "Granger's Diamond", while maternal grandmother is out of "The Red Rock Cock" and "Miss Plymouth Peak", an outstanding pair of breeders and flyers for Steve Johnson's Tiger Loft. Price reduced: $75|
|16.||Sale Pending 2019 black cock no. 9039, right from the breeding loft. He was hatched too late for the young bird team, but I have no doubt that he has what it takes to raise quality flyers. His sire is a large black cock that won a 250-mile race for a friend of mine who is now retired from the sport, and he also flew several other races including placing 2nd at 190 and 3rd at 180, all in 2012. The dam of 9039 is a small blue bar hen whose dam is AU 10 WHC 1000, an AU Registered Champion for Perfection Loft in Kansas and whose sire is a son of AU 11 WHC 365, and AU Elite Champion, also from Perfection Loft. 9039 is mostly Flor Engels on dam's side and Houben/Janssen on sire's side, although I have no additional data on this sire. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (RW)|
|17.||2013 pied reduced hen no. 3183. Here's a nice medium-size reduced hen that has been a jewel for me in the breeding loft since 2014. I have so many of her descendents that I decided it was time to let her go and replace her with one of her daughters or granddaughters. I would guess that she is in the pedigree of over half my reduced birds. Nice compact body, short forearm and long tail, although tail is not as long as it looks in the photo due to the way she is positioned in the shot. She is the dam of "8248" pictured above, and was mated to "6028" also pictured above. Sire is Janssen; dam is an Aarden/Bieche cross. Excellent producer. also carries the gene for recessive opal. Full Pedigree. Price: $150.|
|18.||2019 "black check" cock no. NPA 295 ADC. This is a 2019 late hatch from a friend of mine, that was missed banding, so when I got him I put an oversized band on him just for record-keeping purposes. He is fairly small for a cock, but was supposed to be a hen when I got him, so I did not use him for breeding this year. However his pedigree is so impressive that I held on to him hoping to be able to use him in 2021, but I just can't make room for him. Click here to see pedigree. He is VandenAbeele on one side and Kannibaal on the other. Price: $50|
|19.||SOLD2017 Barless hen no. 7101, flew 100 miles as a young bird prior to being stocked. Sire was a barless ash red that was a son of yellow bar 1408, who carried the gene for barless. 1408 Flew 125 , 120, 120 as a YB. Also 125, 180, 255 as a yearling. Parents of 1408: Sire is "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner, and dam is mother of a money bird in the GNEO futurity. Dam of 7101 is a barless brown whose mother was a granddaughter of "The Iceman". How oftern does one see a barless with any kind of flying record offered for sale? Price: $150. - Sold (RR)|
|20.||SOLDJune hatch Barless Blue cock no. 233. Sex not guaranteed but I am about 95% sure it is a cock. This is a small-to-medium size for a cock, that is tightly feathered and sleek in the hand. Dam flew 100, 100, 130 as a young bird and was stocked as a yearling. She is 1/4 Creator and 1/4 Flor Engels from Perfection Loft. Sire is unflown but is down from a family of flyers. 233 has two full siblings currently on my flying team. Full pedigree. Price: $100 - Sold (RR)|
|21.||June hatch black hen no. 287. She looks and feels like a hen, and I'm pretty confident it is a hen, but cannot guarantee it for sure. She will be a fairly large hen but not overly so. Her sire is the 9039 black cock listed above, and he is out of a 250-mile winner, which is actually a double grandfather of 287. Her dam is a granddaughter of HVR "Black Rain". Pedigree back to include 4 of the 8 great-grandparents. Priced to sell at just $35.|
|22.||2014 blue bar hen, "One-Eyed Jill". She flew 100 twice and 120 once as a young bird, placing in the top ten percent on the 120. I'm not sure how it happened, but some time over the winter she injured her left eye and is now blind on that side, so I had to remove her from the flying team. Based on her pedigree I set her aside in 2015 as a breeder and was planning to use her again this year. Her sire is a son of "Heisenberg", my best flyer over the last ten years, and her dam is an AU Elite Registered Champion. She is primarily Janssen on her sire's side and Flor Engels on dam's side. Here's a proven flyer with a performance pedigree. I would use her myself but I have pledged to reduce the number of breeders I keep, so I am offering her here at about a third of her true value. Price: $50|
Dragoons and Giant Homers
Click Thumbnail for larger image
|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 MID-2021 AFTER I HAVE RAISED A NEW CROP OF YOUNGSTERS AND SORTED THEM OUT. What few that might become available prior to that time will be posted here at a later date.|
|1.||American Giant Homers - I have 3 pair of American Giant Homers for sale at $150 a pair or $400 for all 3 pair, plus shipping. They consist of (1)an ash red bar cock/blue bar hen; (2)an almond cock/T-pattern hen; and (3) a blue bar/wf cock that carries the gene for recessive white/white hen (approx. half the young will be whites). These are my last three pair of Giants and are of superior quality. Serious inquiries only, please.|