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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, $115 for 5 or 6 birds, and $125 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 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

 

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Important notice: Young bird kits are no longer available. We will however still have a few individual late hatches from our breeders that will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis for $25 each plus shipping. Contact us to see what is available. Rare colors from flying families will be priced separately and are not part of this offer.
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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. Price: $25.

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June 2017 hatch indigo cock, no. 7266. This is a fairly large bird and is out of an indigo check hen and an almond cock. He is not a "typical" indigo, in that the normal "purple" bars are not that evident, but the presence of indigo is pretty obvious when viewing the flight feathers and tail. I believe there is some other factor involved here, possibly one of the opals. Sire is primarily Janssen and although unflown himself, he is a brother to several diploma winners. His dam flew out to 255 miles prior to being stocked. Dam of 7266 is an indigo check that is a full sister to three outstanding racers, including a race winner and two other diploma winners. She is bred from a hen from Gray Fox and Harms loft when mated to a full brother to an AU Elite Champion. Price: $100

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2015 blue check cock no. 5159, primarily Janssen, who is a half-brother to a race winner/multiple diploma winner. Sire of this cock is a son of "Heisenberg", a large Janssen cock and my best flyer over the past 15 years. "Heisenberg" flew 24 races, was 1st home on ten of them, and won diplomas in about a third of them, winning 1st twice. He was retired to the stock loft after 5 seasons, 1 of which we did not fly OBs, and was lost to a hawk while exercising with the flyers in 2016. Dam is a grizzle hen raised by Bob Metcalf out of a grizzle cock and a mealy hen. The "Heisenberg" line continues to raise some of my better flyers. This pigeon is for sale only because I do not have room for any more breeders. Full pedigree. Price: $100

4. June hatch blue bar cock no. 7217. Grandparents include a son of "Heisenberg" as well as two AU Elite Champions from John Beeson's Perfection Loft in Kansas. Sire is a son of "Man-o-War's Sodier", who is an AU Elite Champion and Hall of Fame winner in two categories. Dam is out of a son of Heisenberg and an AU Elite Champion I obtained directly from Perfection Loft in Kansas. Full pedigree. Price: $50
4. Sale Pending 2015 "Cherry" (red phase recessive opal) cock. Since his sire carries barless there is a 50% chance this pigeon carries barless His sire is out of a cherry cock and a blue barless hen, both of which placed first in their classes at the 2011 National Young Bird Show. This pigeon goes back to an imported pair of barless from Australia on both sides. Dam also goes back to my foundation family of recessive opals which produced "Snake River", a spread opal 200-mile winner. Full pedigree. Price: $100 - Sale Pending (RB)
6. 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.
7. 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
8. 2014 ash red grizzle cock no. 4077. This is perhaps one of the best pigeons listed here, comparable to the blue check cock listed above in lot no. 3, and like that bird, he will end up in my breeding loft for 2019 if not sold. Once again, no pedigree, but unquestionably an excellent pigeon. Priced far below his true value. Price: $50
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2013 dark check hen no. 4514, bred by Steve Jenkins (“Dixie-Buckeye”). Steve flew her out to 300 miles as a young bird; her mother flew from 600 miles. Sire was bred by John Fincel and was a blend of Janssen, Miller, and Leen Boers. Dam was a blend of Hofkens, Grondelaer and Van Loon. This hen is the mother of several birds that have flown for me over the last three years. Price: $50. Additional Note as of 7/10/18: She is currently feeding young and will not be available for 2-3 weeks.

10. 2015 "White splash" hen no. 5158. primarily Janssen, who is a half-sister to a race winner/multiple diploma winner. Sire of this hen is a son of "Heisenberg", a large Janssen cock and my best flyer over the past 15 years. "Heisenberg" flew 24 races, was 1st home on ten of them, and won diplomas in about a third of them, winning 1st twice. He was retired to the stock loft after 5 seasons, 1 of which we did not fly OBs, and was lost to a hawk while exercising with the flyers in 2016. Dam is a grizzle hen raised by Bob Metcalf out of a grizzle cock and a mealy hen. The "Heisenberg" line continues to raise some of my better flyers. This pigeon is for sale only because I do not have room for any more breeders. Full pedigree. This is the nestmate of the blue check cock 5159 listed above in lot no. 3. Price: $100
11. 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: $35
12. May hatch blue bar pied no. 8565. Appears to be a hen but no guarantee. This pigeon is a bit on the small side, which just adds to the opinion that it is a hen. This is inbred on "The Iceman", who appears three times on the extended pedigree, and her maternal grandmother was bred Gray Fox and Harms Loft. Sire's side is heavy in "The Iceman" line but also includes an AU Elite Champion and 2-time HOF winner. Both parents carry the gene for barless, so there is about a 67% probablility that she also carries it. Price: $35
13. 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

 

 

 

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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