homing pigeon

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homing pigeon

any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racing
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Mycoplasma columbinum isolated from a racing pigeon (Columba livia) with arthritis.
Staff at Dartmoor Zoo were left stunned this week when a world-class racing pigeon fell into the park after being attacked by a bird of prey.
However, old Mr Larkin flew racing pigeons from this address and had a son Arthur Larkin, himself a very keen pigeon man.
Legor said he moved from Worcester to his home in North Grafton several years ago because of a Worcester ordinance that prohibits racing pigeons in residential districts except in RS-7 zones, which require, among other things, a minimum of 7,000 square feet of land for a single-family dwelling.
The silver prize is a first for 69-year-old George Duffy, who has been breeding, rearing and racing pigeons since 1985, at his home in Cotherstone Drive.
are worried because their racing pigeons appear to have vanished into thin air.
If it comes later then it will not be the winner," said Shyamal Das, the secretary, Calcutta racing pigeon organisation.
I remember my first encounter with the racing pigeon club.
Eric Sim, pigeon owner and chairman of Belford Racing Pigeon Club, said: "Pigeon racing has been recognised as a sport for well over 100 years and this latest turn of events will cause many clubs to struggle to make ends meet.
A member of the Syracuse Racing Pigeon Club, Burridge cares for 200 birds and trains them to fly home from up to 300 miles away.
But Yves, a former European racing pigeon champion, found out they had been sold to unsuspecting fanciers across Scotland.
The Aussie firm quote John Mullins' dog as 3-1 second favourite behind 2-1 market leader The Legend after it became clear that the Racing Pigeon Weekly magazine has been mounting a campaign for its leading performer.