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 a significant 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 birds, and $150 for 4 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (4 or more birds means multiple boxes. Multiple boxes are often cheaper than using one of the larger boxes that are available. This is because the post office charges are based on size as well as weight. They charge significantly more for any box that is more than 1 cubic foot, regardless of weight.)
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SOLD2022 Indigo cock 2341, large pigeon that fills up your hand and feels super. He flew 2 short races as a yb: 53, 65 miles and then flew 133, 120, 200 as a yearling. Parents are unflown but both are down from AU Champions. 2341's dam is a full sister to a race winner. Although on my race team this year 2341 raised several youngsters after the season and proved himself as a reliable parent and foster parent. Full pedigree. Price: $75 - Sold (SB)
Magnificant 2022 Reduced cock no. 2497, out of my number one pair of reduced breeders. This pigeon was hatched late in 2022 and I never got a chance to breed or fly him. My family of reduced have been regularly crossed with some of my better flying families to the point that now my reduced birds are equal to my "standard" colors in flying ability, so much so that I have had two differant reduced hens win races over the last three years and I am getting to the point that those birds that have flown well, especially race winners, will become my future breeders when I am working toward these colors. This cock looks almost exactly like his father and if I had needed another cock for breeding this would be the one. If you go back into his pedigree you will find recessive opal among some of his ancestors, so it may crop up occasionally. My reduced birds are mostly Janssen based if that is important to you. Full pedigree. Price: $250 firm
Here's another June hatch "Sandy" (very light almond) cock no.2408-22. He is almost white but does have a few flecks while his grouond color is extremely light but not quite white. As is the case with most almonds, he will likely acquire more flecking as he ages. He is a son of a dilute almond hen and a Vanloon cock purchased from Ken Christopher. Sire is a double grandson of "Campbell". His dam was bred from a pair of my flyers. Her sire was another very light almond (sometimes called "sandy") and he flew 9 races out to 180 miles, several times being my first bird in the clock. He was primarily Delbar with a dash of HVR in his background. Her dam was a black and she was Vandenabeele and HVR. She flew three races as a YB, with a 1st and a 3rd on 2 of them, both from just under 100 miles. Price: $75
Late May hatch 2023 Indigo no.3894, just missed being on the flying team.. She is a dandy! I am about 90% sure this is a hen, but cannot fully guarantee it. Sire is a large blue bar bred by Alex Bieche of California; he is a grandson of "Breeder's Edge" and a Gaby Vandenabeele from Chris Debaker. Dam is a homozygous indigo bar (looks like a dark ash red bar) that I purchased from Bob Moschel via iPigeon a few years ago.She is inbred "Venus" and also has "Classic Boy" and "Miss Triple Crown" (The Golden Couple) in her pedigree. Siblings have flown very well for me. Price: $50.
September hatch very light red grizzle no. 3941, sex unknown but appears to be a cock. Sire is a white Delbar/VandenAbeele and dam is an indigo down from the indigo family of Gallo Loft. The dam is inbred "Venus" who was 2nd from 314 miles vs 1368 birds. 3941 is a half-sibling to the indigo directly above. Price: $35
|6.||SOLD2022 blue bar hen no. 2301, has flown 6 races out to 200 miles. She placed 3rd out of 71 birds on her first race (92 miles on the short end) as a YB. I seldom sell any of my flyers, but with a small club and a limited race schedule over the last few years I have had good returns to the point that I need to reduce the flock. This is a smaller hen that just looks all puffed out in the photo but is not at all as fat as the photo suggests. She is a granddaughter of the Bieche cock listed below in lot 9. On her dam's side she is pure Houben straight down from Clausing birds. Sire is a full brother to the indigo hen listed above in lot no. 4. See that listing for information on the sire. Price: $75 - Sold (SB)|
|7.||2018 blue bar cock no 8363. He carries the sex-linked genes for brown and dilute, which means he can produce young that are brown, khaki, blue, and true silver daughters when mated to a hen of any color. As a young bird and yearling he looked a lot like a hen but later developed and filled out as a really nice cockbird. He is on the larger side but not huge. His sire is "red phase" recessive opal, so he will also carry that gene but it will not be expressed unless he is mated to a recessive opal hen. He was hatched too late in the spring to make it onto the young bird team that year so he was never trained or raced. Many of his children and grandchildren were flown and a daughter was a winner of a 100-mile race. He can be traced back to two of my foundation cocks: "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and multiple diploma winner, and "Snake River", a beautiful "white lace" spread recessive opal that was a 200-mile winner. As you can see from the photo, he is a gorgeous pigeon and a pleasure to have in your hand. He is up for sale only because I need to get rid of some breeders to make room for younger birds I want to move to the breeding loft. Price: $100.|
|8.||Reduced hen 1239-21. This pigeon is bred out of a reduced cock and an indigo check hen, and she is a full sister to a race winner, who is also reduced. Both parents were set aside for stock and unflown. The sire is mostly Janssen and is down from what had been one of the foundation pairs in my reduced breeding program prior to sending them to Garrett Ramsay in Illinois. Dam's parents are a brother to an AU Elite Champion and a granddaughter of another AU Elite Champion. 6464 is a full sister to 2 race winners, 1 of which is a multiple diploma winner; and two other diploma winners. Price: $200|
SOLD2018 Blue Bar Cock no. 8321, bred by Alex Bieche. I obtained this bird from a third party when it was just a yearling and the owner had decided to sell because he was taking his breeding program "in a different direction". Dam is a Gaby Vandenabeele and is a direct Chris DeBacker import that in 2017 recorded seven 1st Prov. races that year alone. Sire is a son of "Breeder's Edge" and is a sire of a 2nd Ace Pigeon for Alex. Since obtaining him in late 2019 I have had him on the same hen and they have produced several young, many of which were flown by me and a few were sent out to futurities. He is the sire of the indigo hen in lot no. 4 above. I have decided to let him go at a very good price because I want to use his mate in my recessive red breeding. Price: $75 - Sold (SB)
|10.||Late June 2023 "near white" cock no. 3892, hatched too late to go onto an already full YB team. Sire is pure white and goes back to the long-distance white Delbars imported by CBS in the early 2000's. He flew five short races in two abbreviated seasons in a club that is struggling to put together an extended race program. Dam is a blue bar with the following race results: Flew 100 (8/84), 100 (37/109), 120 (14/84) as a young bird. and 100 (6th place), 150, 200 as a yearling and 200 again as a 2-yr-old. Price: $35|
you like your hens big, bold and beautiful, here she is: 2021
reduced hen no. 493. August hatch that I missed banding right away
so I had to use a larger band for record-keeping purposes. And it was
late into 2022 until I finally learned it was a hen. Never bred from,
she is a full sister to cock 2497 listed above, and I refer you to his
description for details on her breeding. If not for the need to reduce
numbers she would definitely be on the list of my 2024 breeders. Price:
|12.||SOLDJune hatch blue bar "tic" hen no. 3897 bred from a "Schwarztiger" almond cock (very light ground color with blacks flecks throughout) that is half Ken Christopher VanLoon and half my almond family. Dam of 3897 is a brown bar gift from Jason Sieveking of MO. Her father is an unbanded brown Scottish Bonnie cock from Chad Compton of Grayfox and Harms loft in Illinois. Limited pedigree due to the presence of this unbanded Compton cock. Price: $35 - Sold (SB)|
|13.||Late September hatch black no. 3943, looks like it could be a cock but way too young to say for sure. Sire is a gorgeous laced spread recessive opal I raised from an opal hen from David Stephenson (Kastle Pigeons) that is 3/4 Evans Gaby and 1/4 Black Widow, and another laced spread opal from my own family. Dam is a blue bar "Wolverine" hen from Jamie Tassert of No Mercy Loft in Florida. Both her parents are grandchildren of Wolverine. This pigeon, as well as the nestmate listed below carry the gene for recessive opal. Price: $75|
|14.||Another September hatch blue bar no. 3944. This is the nestmate of 3943 directly above. See above for details. Price: $75|
black cock no. 3889, hatched June 1, 2023. Carries the gene for recessive
opal, which means that when mated to a recessive opal half of the offspring
will be opals. If mated to a bird that is not opal but carries the gene,
approximately 25% of the young will be opal. Sire is 4738, a beautiful
"white lace" spread recessive opal that was flown 3 races out
to 125 miles as a young bird prior to being set aside for stock. He is
a grandson of 9342 who is a full brother to "Snake River",
also a "white lace" who was a 200-mile winner
as a yearling and a multiple diploma winner, as well
as another brother who place 2nd at 125 miles. Dam of 3889 is 8151, out
of 7406, who is also white lace and a son of "Snake River".
Dam of 8151 is Janssen and is a daughter of an AU Registered Champion
on one side and a g-gdtr of another AU Champion on the other side. Price:
|16.||August 2023 hatch mealy cock no. 381. I missed banding him on time and had to put on an oversize band for record keeping purposes. As you can see from the picture, he has not yet finished the juvenile moult. He is out of a pair of my 2022 flyers. Both parents have flown a few races out to 120 miles, so you know there is racing blood here. This would make a good mate for the hen in lot no. 12 above. Buy now if interested because price will increase as the bird matures. Price: $35.|
|17.||August 2023 grizzle no. 3915, bred from my flyers, looks like a cock but sex is not guaranteed. Grandchild of a race winner on sire's side, and his/her dam was champion bird as a young bird and is down from two AU Registered Champions on that side. 3915 is primarily long-distance Delbar on his sire's side and Janssen/Engels on dam's side. Full pedigree. Price will increase once I can guarantee the sex, so act soon if you are interested. Price: $35|
|18.||Here is another August hatch, blue grizzle no. 382, also with an oversized band because I missed banding him on time. I am thinking this is a cock but am not at all sure. Parents are on my flying team. Sire is LIMA 2267-22 and he flew 5 short races out to 120 miles. He is very well bred, down from 2 AU Registered Champions. His dam is an AU Elite Champion and his paternal grandsire is another AU Registered Champion, both flown by John Beeson (Perfection Loft) of Kansas. Dam is LIMA 1121-21 and she is long-distance white Delbar down from the CBS imports of several years ago. Since our club is too small to fly the long-distances she has only flown 3 races from 120 miles, but her sire flew 6 races out to 300 miles, including a 3rd-place finish at 120 miles, prior to being retired to the breeding loft. Price: $35.|
Folks have been asking me for Dragoons for the last three years and it has been difficult for me to accomodate them because my breeding has always been concentrated on my Racing Homers. So I made it a point to push my Dragoons a little harder the last two years so now I finally have a few pair to offer for sale. I don't keep very many so at this time most of what is available will be blacks and whites. I will be posting only a pair or two at a time because most of what I raised were later in the year and I am not sure of the sex of many. Here is a pair of whites, both banded 2022, that were recently sent to CA for relay to Hawaii. (There will be more Dragoons available this fall.)