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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-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.

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Racing Homers

(See bottom of page for other breeds)

 

Lot #
Bird Information
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1. July hatch blue check no. 362, appears to be a hen but not 100% sure. This is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner for us who is probably the only ash red barless to even win at 300 miles, when mated to a Blue Miracle Janssen hen. Sire is half HVR and is a son of a 240-mile race winner. So we are talking performance here on both sides. Low price now but will likely go up once I am certain of its sex. Price: $50.
2.

June hatch barless blue hen 232. Sex is not guaranteed but I am about 80% sure it is a hen. (At least it looks and feels like a hen.). This is a small-to-medium size pigeon 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. 232 has two full siblings currently on my flying team. Full pedigree. Price: $100

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 8 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. There is also an outside chance that this bird could carry barless since that gene does occur a few generations behind the sire. Full pedigree. Price: $50.
4 Here is an early June hatch blue bar no. 341, looks like a cock but sex is uncertain at this time.. This pigeon is a fairly 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
5.

Here's another early July hatch pencilled blue bar cock, no. 323. He is from the same group of birds I purchased from my friend (see above) but is out of a different pair. Medium-size cock, starting to show off and looking for a mate. Again, a Houben/VandenAbeele blend, just like the GNEO winners cited above. Pedigree limited to information on the parents only. Price: $50

6. AU 18 WCOF 8248 dark blue check cock. Carries reduced. Sire is blue bar 6028, who besides carrying reduced also carries the gene for recessive opal. Dam is a very nice reduced blue check with a great pink cast to her, and she also carries recessive opal. Based on some quick genetic analysis and what I know about conditional probability, I would say that he should have a 1 in 3 chance of carrying opal himself. The dam 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 
7. Blue bar hen no. LIMA 321-20. Here's one more quality pigeon from the same family cited above in lot no. 4, except that his one is a half-sister to those GNEO winners mentioned above and is straight Houben. This is a much smaller bird than some of the monsters pictured above, and is sure to be a little hen  Sire raised a race winner for a friend and a 2nd-place winner for me. Dam raised 2 GNEO futurity winners just 2 years apart. Full pedigree. We are keeping a full sister for breeding. Price: $75
8. SOLD  May hatch barless blue hen no. 243. This is a large young hen that is unflown but very well bred. I was planning to use her for breeding but have decided to let her go. Both parents are grandchildren of "The Iceman", an ash red barless winner at 300 miles, and "Larry's Blue Check", a Blue Miracle Janssen. Dam is also down from Houdini on the other side. Full pedigree Price: $150. - Sold (GR)
9.

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

 

10. Here's another blue bar cock, but this one carries reduced. AU 19 LIMA 9033. He was held back for breeding but at the last minute I decided I wanted to use a different cock on the hen originally intended for him. He is a 2019 summer hatch, unflown, but very well bred. Sire's side is mostly Janssen with some Blue Miracle genes several generations back. Dam is a granddaughter of a 200 mile winner on one side and on the other side is granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. To view pedigree, click here. Price: $75
11. Early August hatch blue bar hen no. 397. I cannot guarantee sex 100%, but she sure looks and handles like a nice strong hen; I would be surprised if otherwise. This is out of BC cock 8248 listed in lot 6 above. 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. There is an outside chance that this bird could carry barless since that gene does occur a few generations behind the sire. Full pedigree. Price: $50.
12. NPA 20 ADC 310, blue bar cock, June hatch. Here's another "Monster Cockbird" from the same source as lot no. 4 above. This is one that I missed banding on time, so I had to put a bigger NPA band on him. See above for description, although this bird is out of a different pair from the same source. Your can't go wrong with this family as breeders. As was the case with lot no. 4, pedigree is limited to parents only. Price: $50
13. NPA 20 ADC 309, blue bar cock, June hatch. Still another "Monster Cockbird" from the same source as lot no. 4 above. This is the nestmate of lot no 12 above. See description in lot 4 above, although this bird is out of a different pair from the same source. Your can't go wrong with this family as breeders. As was the case with lot no. 4, pedigree is limited to parents only. Price: $50
14. June hatch brown bar hen no. 340. Sire is a blue bar carrying brown and cherry (red phase recessive opal), and there is a good chance he also carries barless since that gene is ubiquitous in this family. He is down from the "Golden Thunderbirds" which are based on "The Iceman", a barless ash red 300-mile winner. Sire is also a grandson of a "Scottish Bonnie" hen bred by Doug Harms that I borrowed for a year from a friend of mine who got her directly from Doug. Dam is a daughter of "7142", one of the last two surviving sons of "Heisenberg" who won 2 firsts plus 6 other diplomas from 2nd through 5th prior in 24 races to being taken out by a hawk while loft flying. "7142" was been retired as of 2020 and is currently working for the psychology department at Bowling Green State University here in Ohio. What all this means is that this brown hen could bring to you, in addition to the brown color and many of the racing genes in her background, barless and cherry hiding in her genotype. Full pedigree. Price: $50
15. June hatch blue check cock no. 196, carries the gene for reduced. This is a smaller cock that is quite active and ready to mate. I have kept a full brother for breeding. Sire is 9443, also a fairly small cockbird that was trained out to 60 miles prior to being set aside for the breeding loft. 9443 is primarily Janssen. Dam of 196 is 7277 who is a daughter of an AU Registered Champion on one side and a granddaughter of an AU Elite Champion on the other. 7277 is 1/4 Vandenabeele and the other 3/4 mostly Flor Engels from Perfection Loft (John Beeson) of Kansas. This cock (196) is a very well bred pigeon and an ideal individual if you want to upgrade your family of reduced. Mate him to one of your best flying hens and you will instantly upgrade your reduced family and shock your clubmates when you show up on shipping night with a couple outstanding reduced hens that show up high on the race sheet. Full pedigree.Click here to see that pedigree. Price reduced: $100
16. August hatch very light qualmond cock no. 366. Sire is "7142", one of the last sons of "Heisenberg". (See lot 14 above for a discussion of "Heisenberg". This pigeon is a half-brother to lot no. 14.) Dam is qualmond hen 4710 that started out on my flying team and flew 3 races out to 120 miles as a young bird and then was stocked as a yearling. 4710's sire was bred by Carl Paystrup out of an AU Marathon Ace Pigeon who was mated to a AU Marathon Ace Pigeon. Her dam was a Sion and a granddaughter of 4 Skylake Sions. Full pedigree. Price: $100
17. July hatch dark check cock no.358, inbred 7142 and a half-brother to lots 14 and 16. Sire is "7142" whom you can read about in the description of lot no. 14 above. His dam is 8495, a daughter of 7142, so this pigeon is a son of 7142 on one side and a grandson AND a great-grandson of 7142 on the other side. 358 is Janssen all the way. He is develping very nicely and looks as if he will be a fairly large bird. Full pedigree. Price: $100
18. Yellow check hen no. 250, hatched in May and ready to mate. She is a granddaughter of "El Jugado" who flew 100 miles as a young bird, then won 1st@100miles followed by 2nd & 3rd @ 180 miles as a yearling. Her dam, 8522, is unflown, but is a daughter of an AU Elite Champion on mother's side and a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion on her sire's side. Full pedigree. Click here to see that pedigree. Price reduced: $100.

 

 

 

Dragoons and Giant Homers

 

Lot #
Bird Information
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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 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.
2.

American Giant Homer - Here is a nice blue bar Giant Homer young cock, hatched mid-summer of 2020. Not a huge pigeon, perhaps a bit smaller than average, but I am sure he still has some growing to do. As the photo shows, he possesses a great head and excellent type, and is certainly a real handful when the handler is someone like me who is used to handling racing homers. Unfortunately, I banded him a few days too early and the band fell off in the nest. When I saw he had lost the band it was too late to get one on his foot, so I put a split band on him for record-keeping purposes. Price: $25.

This bird's nestmate (also split banded) looks just like him but appears to be a hen is also available for an additional $25.

 

 

 

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