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The World’s New Most Expensive Racing Pigeon

In 2013 a Belgian bird was purchased by a Chinese enthusiast for 310,000 euro and became the world’s most expensive racing pigeon. Bolt, named after sprinter Usain Bolt, was the subject of much media...

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Another Pigeon Loft Arson

Pigeon Loft Arson A competitive environment tends to result in questionable behaviour from some of the people involved. All sports are dogged by underhand tactics and downright cheating. Sadly, pigeon racing is no exception...

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Have You Got Pigeon Fancier’s Lung?

Pigeon Fancier’s Lung (Bird Fancier’s Lung) Pigeon fancier’s lung is form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It occurs when the sufferer’s lungs develop an immune response to something they breathe in. The resulting inflammation of the...

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Racing Pigeons and Doping

Racing Pigeons and Doping If you heard that an Olympic athlete or a cyclist in the Tour de France had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, then you probably wouldn’t be surprised. There have...

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Stray Racing Pigeon Reporting – What To Do

Stray Racing Pigeon Reporting If you don’t race pigeons yourself then it can come as a surprise to discover one of these birds on your property. But this is not an unusual occurrence. Racing...

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Doing Bird – Prison Pigeon Smugglers

Doing Bird – Prison Pigeon Smugglers Criminals are exploiting homing pigeons in order to smuggle contraband into prisons. The birds are trainable and able to carry up to 10% of their own body weight...

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Racing Pigeons – A Lifeline?

When Racing Pigeons are a Matter of Life and Death Pigeon racing is a fascinating pastime and fanciers are extremely dedicated to their sport. Whilst owning pigeons does involve considerable commitment, it is rarely...