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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The disabled father and grandfather began racing pigeons as a kid in the South Bronx in the 1970s.
This clinical report describes a case of arthritis of the shoulder joint associated with M columbinum infection in a racing pigeon.
We advocate that all racing pigeons in the UK are well looked after at all times - and promote the highest possible standards in training and racing.
Tyson sought sanctuary from his tough neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York, with his feathered friends while the Royal connection goes back to the 19th Century when in 1886 King Leopold II of the Belgians gave racing pigeons to the Royal Family as a gift and they used to start a racing loft on the Sandringham Estate.
If it comes later then it will not be the winner," said Shyamal Das, the secretary, Calcutta racing pigeon organisation.
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.
In the 1990s, McKenzie conned two Lanarkshire OAPs out of pounds 4000 for birds he falsely claimed were top racing pigeons.
A good racing pigeon can fly at speeds of 90 miles an hour, so news could travel fast.
IT'S pretty rich of Mr Kimmance and The Racing Pigeon weekly journal to blame birds of prey for killing pigeon populations while they and other racers breed and release tens of thousands of vulnerable pigeons into the sky for nothing more than a lark or a bet (The fancier's choice, ECHO, June 13).
Hence, healthy pigeons from 172 different racing pigeon lofts were examined for Salmonella serovars, Campylobacter species and Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) psittaci.
I HAVE been under the misapprehension that the sparrowhawk's diet was sparrows or small birds, the racing pigeon fanciers say that they kill and eat their valuable birds.
Mike Walsh was the founding president of the Worcester Racing Pigeon Club and the Worcester Homing Pigeon Club in the 1930s.