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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Here is a late hatch 2017 dark check cock no. 6539 that is wearing a 2016 band. Needless to say, he is unflown, but he is loaded with the genes of "Heisenberg", a big Janssen cock that was by far my best flyer since 2000. 6539 is out of a brother x sister mating, so the inbreeding becomes apparent in the fact that he is a relatively small cock. However, both parents are normal size. Price reduced: $50
2013 black cock bred by my friend Bob Metcalf who has retired from flying. This is a medium-sized cock that is out of a large Houben cross cock that flew extremely well for Bob, winning a race and two other diplomas at the club level. I am keeping the sire for breeding, even though he is a 2008. There is no pedigree available on this pigeon. Price: $35
|3.||Smokey 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 reduced: $75|
|4.||May hatch blue check cock no. 8332 that carries both cherry (red phase recessive opal) and brown. There is also a 50% chance he carries barless as well, since his mother carries it. Sire is a cherry cock that is down from my recessive opal family of flyers and a brown bar hen that goes back to "The Iceman", a barless ash red cock who was a 300-mile winner and is one of the foundation cocks of my barless family. Price: $35|
2014 pied Andalusian cock no. 4083, bred and flown by Bob Metcalf prior to his retirement from the sport. 4083 is a slightly smaller than average cockbird that handles very well and possesses much of what I would look for in a great flyer: tight feathers, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud, alert attitude seen in so many great flyers. He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree, but just a great pigeon. Price reduced: $35
|6.||2016 white cock no. 6527 bred from flying stock that was basically Delbar plus a few other white families. He was one of my breeding cocks this year but is now available due to the fact that I purchased some additional Delbars and Belgian Whites that are down from long-distance families. He is a strong, robust, and aggressive pigeon and he passes those same characteristics on to his offspring. No pedigree available. Price: $50|
|7.||Sale Pending July hatch blue bar pencil no. 8158. This appears to be a cock, and I am reasonably certain it is, but I cannot guarantee it at this time. I guess you would say this pigeon is "on the high side of medium". He is solid and strong in the hand and just impresses me as a cock. His sire is an almond that is over 50% HVR, and he flew 5 races out to 180 miles and was in the top 10% on one of them prior to being stocked. Dam is a very nice blue check, Hofkens/Grondeler/VanLoon, that flew out to 300 miles as a young bird and is out of a 600-mile hen. Dam was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins (Dixie-Buckeye) when he lived in Virginia. Three older brothers are on my YB team and a 4th was sent to the MVS auction race. Price: $25 - Sale Pending (AM)|
|8.||Sale Pending 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 reduced: $35 - Sale Pending (AM)|
|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: $100|
|10.||Sale Pending August hatch blue check pied no. 8249. Sex is not guaranteed, but it looks like a cock. If that is the case, he will carry the gene for reduced. Sire is a blend of VanHee, Janssen, and HVR; and he flew out to 180 miles as a YB prior to being stocked. Dam is a reduced out of an Aarden cross hen that is out of an AU Registered Champion who had several diplomas from 100 all the way out to 400 miles. Full pedigree. Price: $25 - Sale Pending (AM)|
|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.||August hatch blue bar no. 8577. Sire was bred by Ron Deisher out of 5067.a reduced cock bred by me and a "Creator" hen out of a pair of Ganus birds. Sire is full brother to a bird than won 1st vs 103 birds and 9 lofts in the SKY club of the CJC, also placing 10th combine vs 2304 birds and 167 loft at 200 miles. Dam is a reduced hen bred by me, who is a granddaughter of "Heisenberg" a Janssen cock that was my best flyer since 2000 prior to being taken out by a hawk. If this bird is a cock, which it appears to be, it will carry the gene for reduced and at least half his daughters will be reduced regardless of how he is mated. Price: $35|
|13.||SOLD2016 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 - Sold (VH)|
Sale Pending 2017 white cock no. 11996. Bred from flying stock but unfortunately no pedigree is available. He was one of my breeding cocks this year but is now available due to the fact that I purchased some additional Delbars and Belgian Whites that are down from long-distance families. This is a fairly large pigeon, but not extremely so. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (RB)
|15.||2017 yellow bar cock no. 7176. This is a nice strong yearling cock that not only looks good but feels great! Sire is out of a "chrome" (ash yellow barless) cock that was flown as a YB and a yellow bar hen that is approximately 3/4 Blue Miracle Janssen. The sire flew twice to 130 miles and scored a 7th place vs 6 lofts and 159 birds on a race that turned out to be a major smash with only 26 birds ever returning, and he was then stocked. The dam of 7176 is a yellow bar hen that goes back to my recessive opal family that has produced several good flyers for me, including "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. 7176 might carry barless but after breeding from him for a season he has produced no barless youngsters. Price: $100|
|16.||Sale Pending June hatch blue grizzle bred from my flying team. Appears to be a cock but no guarantee as to sex. This pigeon carries the gene for barless. Sire is a classical blue grizzle that is half Wegge and half my own familes of barless and recessive opal, so he could carrie both of those genes. Sire has flown 5 races out to 180 miles, with two top-five finishes at that distance, including a win at 180 by several minutes as a young bird. Dam is a barless blue that flew 100 twice and 130 once as a young bird. She is from my own barless family but is also 1/4 "Creator" along with a dash of a few other families. Full pedigree. Price: $50. - Sale Pending (AM)|
|17.||Sale Pending June hatch "velvet" (very dark check, sometimes called black check) cock no. 8316 that carries the gene for brown. (Sex guaranteed.) Sire is a dark check brown that also carries the genes for dilute and barless, so this bird could also carry those two genes as well. Dam is out of the "Y2K Cock". The Y2K Cock was bred by Lopez Family Loft of California and is down from several of the great Ganus names of outstanding breeders and flyers, including Sure Bet, Rocket, Gold Mine, etc. Limited pedigree. This is the nestmate to lot 6 above. Price reduced: $25 - Sale Pending (AM)|
|18.||April hatch almond cock no. 8570 from the YB team. He was trained all season with the young bird team and was out 50 miles several times. Just prior to the first race I noticed that he was drooping his right eyelid and his eye was slightly watery so I treated it with aureomycin ointment. Once the eye was back to normal I took a good look at it and he had lost his vision in that eye, so I immediately removed him from the team. So if you want to name him, just call him the "One-eyed Jack". His sire is an almond that is over 50% HVR, and he flew 5 races out to 180 miles and was in the top 10% on one of them prior to being stocked. Dam is a very nice blue check, Hofkens/Grondeler/VanLoon, that flew out to 300 miles as a young bird and is out of a 600-mile hen. Dam was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins (Dixie-Buckeye) when he lived in Virginia. Two brothers are still on my YB team and a 4th was sent to the MVS auction race. Normally I would ask $150 for such a pigeon, but am offering him at a lower price due to his injury. Fully pedigreed. Price: $75|
|19.||2012 Andalusian cock no. 2131. This pigeon was bred by my friend Bob Metcalf, who recently retired from the pigeon hobby. 2131 is off Bob's flying team, and he possesses many things I would look for in a great flyer: soft, smooth feather,, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud attitude that says "Bring it on!" He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree. Price: $50|
|20.||2013 blue check splash cock. This pigeon was bred by my friend Bob Metcalf, who recently retired from the pigeon hobby. 3384 is off Bob's flying team, and he possesses everything I would look for in a great flyer: one pin tail, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud attitude that says "Bring it on!" He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree. Price reduced: $35|
|21.||Sale Pending June hatch blue bar no. 8361. Appears to be a cock but sex is not guaranteed. Definitely carries recessive opal, and if indeed a cock he will also carry the gene for dilute. Dam is 5168-15, a true silver bar out of "Snake River", another "white lace" that placed 1st club at 210 miles and the following week was 1st to the loft and 4th club from 130 miles. Snake River was stocked as a yearling and is one of the foundation birds of my opal family. Sire is 4738-14, a "white lace" opal cock that flew 100, 100, and 120 as a young bird prior to being stocked as a yearling. 4738 is out of a full brother to Snake River. Here once again is your chance at a quality pigeon at a bargain price. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $25 - Sale Pending (AM)|
SOLDBeautiful 2014 blue grizzle hen no. 4080, bred by Bob Metcalf. Although she flew no races, she was trained out to 50 miles several times. She is the same family as the grizzles Bob flew successfully since the nineties and has a number of race winners and diploma winners in her background. This is a pigeon I thought about keeping for breeding myself but I just don't have room for her. She looks good, handles very well and seems to be oozing with intelligence. If you really like grizzles and are interested in a pair of them, she would be an excellent mate for the grizzle cock listed above at lot number 16. Unfortunately, as is the case with many of Bob's birds,there is no pedigree to go with her. Priced at about half her real value. Price: $50 - SOLD (KC)
|23.||Sale Pending June hatch blue bar no. 8347, Janssen and Engels, appears to be a hen but sex is not guaranteed. Sire is an almond cock who is a grandson of "Heisenberg," a Janssen cock that was probably my best flyer of the 21st century. Dam is 6464, an indigo check who is a full sibling to a race winner and two other diploma winners. Dam of 6464 is out of a hen from "Gray Fox and Harms" loft who is a granddaughter of Doug's AU Elite Champion, "The Cowboy". Sire of 6464 is from John Beeson's Perfection Loft and is a full brother to an AU Elite Champion. Full pedigree. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (AM)|
Here he is! 2018 Reduced blue cock in barred pattern. AU 2018 WCOF 8324. This is a large pigeon, hatched on May 18. He is sexually mature and ready to mate. Both parents are reduced. His father is aproximately 3/4 Janssen from my "Heisenberg" family and 1/4 Flor Engels from Perfection Loft in Kansas. Dam is also primarily Janssen and is a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. Full pedigree. Price is firm at $250.
|25.||July hatch ash red T-pattern (some call it "brick red") HVR no. 8186. It appears to be a hen but sex is not guaranteed. An older sister was sold on this site earlier this year. An older brother is a race winner and multiple diploma winner. Another brother and a sister will be in the breeding loft for 2019. Sire is a son of an indigo cock from Kripple Kreek Loft and is a double grandson of "Cinnamon". Dam, who carries the gene for barless, is a yellow bar granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and the foundation cock of my "Golden Thunderbird" family. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|26.||SOLD July 4th hatch blue bar no. 8189. Appears to be a hen, but sex is not guaranteed. AU Champion bloodlines on both sides! Maternal grandfather is "The Y2K Cock", and was bred by Julio Lopez who at the time was going under the name "Y2K Loft". "The Y2K Cock" is down from "Sure Bet", "Golden Mattens", "Gold Mine", and "Rocket and his parents are both Ganus birds. Maternal grandmother is herself an AU Registered Champion and is also half-sister to 5 other AU Champions and AU Elite Champions. There are slso two AU Champions on 8189's father's side. Full Pedigree. Price: $75 - SOLD (KC)|
|27.||Sale Pending May hatch blue bar no. 8328. This also appears to be a hen, but sex is not guaranteed. Sire is a brother to a race winner and flew himself as a young bird prior to being stocked. His sire has Blue Miracle in his pedigree three times and Granger's Diamond twice. Dam is a granddaughter of an AU Champion. Dam is also a granddaughter of 8328's father. Also farther back in the pedigree is "Heisenberg" my best flyer of the 2000's. Price reduced: $35 - Sale Pending (AM)|
|28.||Sale Pending April hatch blue bar cock no. 8512, carries the gene for milky. Sire is a milky cock I raised from a pair of Vandenabeles that I obtained via a trade. These birds were down from GFL birds, but had been outcrossed along the way to introduce the milky gene, which was obtained via European imports. The milky cock I raised was then mated to a powerful hen from the Garfield brothers (Zack Garfield, Rocking G Loft). She was described by her breeder as "an amazing hen bred out of the two best lines in the Garfield loft ("Hit Pair" and Grizzles). Pedigree goes back to all four grandparents and four of the eight great-grandparents. Price: $50 - Sale Pending (AM)|
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 SPRING OF 2019 WHEN I PAIR UP MY BREEDERS.|