Racing Pigeons for sale
Racing Pigeons for sale.The thoroughbred racing pigeon is the fastest racing animal of all with the excitement and challenge of the sport of pigeon racing being enjoyed by more than two million fanciers throughout the world.
Racing pigeon , also called Pigeon Flying, racing for sport the homing pigeon, a specialized variety developed through selective crossbreeding and training for maximum distance and speed in directed flight.
Racing pigeons are trained, by repeated practice, to return to their home loft when released at various distances and to enter the loft through the trapdoors. At the start of a race, competing birds are banded; they are then liberated together by a starter who records the time of release. The birds ascend rapidly, become oriented, and head directly toward their lofts. As the birds enter their home lofts, the band is removed from the leg and placed in a timing device that indicates the time of arrival. The distance of the pigeon’s flight is divided by the time consumed to determine which pigeon has made the fastest speed.
The preparation of the pigeon race team for competition is no different than that of a football, swimming, running, cycling or any other team of athletes. The same principles of health and fitness apply to all these athletic disciplines whether they involve racing animals or human athletes. The underlying challenge of the pigeon fancier with the pigeon race team or the coach/manager of a football team is to prepare the team both physically and psychologically to compete successfully.
During training and competition every athlete, including the racing pigeon is susceptible to illness. This is a failing of all elite athletes at peak fitness, because there is a fine line between the very best performance and the “break down” from illness. The challenge for the pigeon fancier is to maintain the race team in top form without “breaking down” from the illnesses that surround the pigeon in the race basket and transporter. It is the control of this fragile balancing act that sets the best fanciers from the rest.
Many pigeon fanciers chose not to compete in races and have thoroughbred pigeons for the pure joy of keeping and breeding this particularly beautiful and intelligent bird.After all, the thoroughbred pigeon must be the ultimate pet bird, because it returns for the love of the loft (it’s home) when released from any point on the compass