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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, $135 for 5 or 6 birds, and $150 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 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

 

Lot #
Bird Information
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Important notice: Several young birds are listed below, with prices at $25 - $50. These prices may increase as the birds mature, so buy now for the best deals.
1.

November 2017 hatch red grizzle cock no. 6549. This pigeon is a late 2017 but is wearing a 2016 band. Appears to be a red grizzle but might actually be ash red and indigo grizzle, since he is a son of an indigo cock when mated to a red grizzle hen. No pedigree, but known to be down from quality flying stock. Unflown, he was obtained from a friend who wanted to get rid of all his prisoners. Full pedigree on dam's side only. Price: $50.

2.

2016 qualmond cock no. 6530. (I have his brother as well, who will go into my breeding loft in 2019.) Parents are a dilute indigo T-pattern cock and a brown qualmond hen, so this bird should carry both brown and dilute genes. Dam was bred by me out of a barless brown qualmond cock and a yellow check hen that flew 125 miles and placed 10th out of 113 birds. The latter is also the daughter of a diploma winner and granddaughter of a 200-mile winner. Full pedigree on dam's side only. Price: $75

3. 2014 black cock bred by Tim Ross. He might be a poor color for a black, but he is a very nice pigeon otherwise - and he has what many of you want: the capacity to raise recessive yellow daughters. When mated to a recessive red hen, half his daughters will be either recessive red or yellow, and half his sons will be recessive red. I have him mated to a recessive red "Hollywood" hen and have raised two yellows, two blacks, a blue bar, and two recessive reds. Tilson and Baldwin on sire's side. Fully pedigreed. Price: $75
4. 2014 ash red grizzle cock no. 4077. This is perhaps one of the best pigeons listed here, and he will end up in my breeding loft for 2019 if not sold. Pedigree on dam's side only, but unquestionably an excellent pigeon. Sire is a 2008 black cock that was a race winner for Bob and is down from a black Clausing Houben hen. Full pedigree on dam's side only. Price: $100
5.

May hatch HVR, "The Little Red Hen" Appears to be a hen but as of today the sex is not guaranteed. This is what many would call a "red velvet". She is currently in a body moult, so the picture doesn't do her justice. Her full brother is a race winner at 225 miles. Her sire was bred by me out of a double grandson of "Cinnaman", who was purchased by Kripple Kreek Loft from Lou Coletta for several thousand dollars. She then proceeded to raise winners from her first four eggs. The mother of The Little Red Hen is "1530", a yellow bar that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. "1530" is the mother of a race winner and also raised a daughter that placed in the top 20% of the 2013 GNEO futurity in Ohio. Price: $50

6. June hatch brown check hen no. 8315. (Sex guaranteed). Too late to train for this year's young bird season, this bird was initially set aside for breeding, but right now it looks as if I can get along without her, since I have a couple even younger siblings. Both grandmothers are off the widowhood team of an outstanding midwestern flyer. Paternal grandsire is closely inbred to "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and one of my foundation cocks. Maternal grandsire, "The Y2K Cock", was bred by Lopez Family Loft and is down from several of the great Ganus names of outstanding breeders and flyers. Limited pedigree. Price: $50
7. May hatch silver splash cock no. 8381, carries the gene for recessive white. Dam is a blue bar pied and is out of a pair of birds directly from the late Roger Mortvedt. On that side is Janssen, Buschaert, Meulman, and the Mortvedt "Snow White" family. Dam is inbred on SBV 2456, winner of $6000 in the Devore Challenge one loft race 2002 and the 2002 White Challenge. Sire was purchased from a flyer in Indiana, but she did not keep pedigrees on her birds. This is going to be a medium-to-large pigeon. Extended pedigree on dam's side only. Price: $25
8. May hatch blue check no. 8338, appears to be a cock but no guarantee. This is going to be a fairly large pigeon and comes with a very strong performance pedigree. Sire is a white laced son of "Snake River", a gorgeous white lace cock that is a 200-mile winner and the current foundation cock of my family of recessive opals. Dam is pure Janssen whose sire is an AU Registered Champion and whose dam is a daughter of another AU Registered Champion. Obviously from his background you can see that he would carry the gene for recessive opal. This is the kind of pigeon my opal family is based on. Full pedigree. Price: $50
9. May hatch yellow check cock no. 8554. Sire is a double grandson of “The Iceman”, a barless ash red winner at 300 miles and the foundation of my “Golden Thunderbird” family. Dam was bred by Doug Harms and is down from the yellow Janssens of Larry Davis, one of which qualified as an AU Champion. Sex is guaranteed. Price: $50
10. 2014 red grizzle cock no. 4812, full brother to a race winner and multiple diploma winner, plus other diploma winners. Sire is a white Delbar down from a long-distance family and dam is a tiger grizzle down from a very good flying family of grizzles and was bred by my friend and clubmate Bob Metcalf from the days we flew from our own WCOF club. Bob had this bird, which was bred by me, until recently when I obtained him to use as a breeder. He will go into the breeding loft if he does not sell, but I need to reduce the number of breeders I keep and therefore he is (for now) being offered for sale. We also have his nestmate, a pure white, which will NOT appear on this page. Fully pedigreed. Price: $100
11. May hatch blue check cock no. 8476. If a cock as assumed, then it will carry brown, but the sex is not guaranteed. Sire is dark check brown and a direct son of a barless khaki, therefore also a carrier of the gene for barless. Sire is also a great--grandson of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. Dam is out of "The Y2K Cock", a bird that is very heavy in the blood of so many of the Ganus greats and is one of my best breeding cocks. Price: $25
12. May hatch "dilute andalusian" hen (sex guaranteed). Sire is a black carrying opal that also carries barless, so she might also carry barless. She may also be dominant opal as well as andalusian, but cannot tell just from her color. Her dam is an exceedingly dark spread indigo (Andalusian) and goes back to "Heisenberg" on one side and on the other side is a silbling to a 2-time race winner and 2 other diploma winners. Mated to a blue cock she is capable of producing blues, andalusians, and blacks, as well as indigo bars and checks. Full pedigree. Price: $50
13. 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
14. May hatch dun hen 8374 (sex guaranteed). Sire is a black carrying opal that also carries barless, so she might also carry barless and/or. Since both parents are spread, she could be homozygous for spread, in which case all of her young will be spread. This means if you mate her to a blue of any pattern, 100% of the young will be black. But if she is only heterozygous for spread, she will still raise 50% or more of blacks when mated to a blue cock. Her dam is an exceedingly dark spread indigo (Andalusian) and goes back to "Heisenberg" on one side and on the other side is a silbling to a 2-time race winner and 2 other diploma winners. Full pedigree. Price: $50
15. May hatch black pied Huysken/VanRiel, no. 8382. This appears to be a hen, but sex is not guaranteed. Dam, "216", is a daughter of "Black Rain", who was bred by Michael Van Lint, and is now in the breeding loft of Ron Deisher. According to Ron, children of Black Rain have raised winners across the country. Sire is "CMC 2542" bred by Kirby Harrold of Kripple Kreek Loft. He is down from the famous "Cinnamon" on both sides. Cinnamon's first four eggs produced winners, and numerous children and grandchildren won races as well. "CMC 2542" also carries the gene for dilute, and he has raised me several true silvers, duns (from the spread factor supplied via black hen "216"), and dilute indigos. Wanna raise blacks? See lot no. 3 above. 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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