June 10, 2010

Pigeon Racing; A Wonderful Past Time

fostering pigeons is a great hobby, When pigeons get the attention they must have and deserve, they are a wonderful hobby. It is a hobby that gives hours of inexpensive fun and pleasure. They can be as neat and enjoyable as any dog, cat, or goldfish.

Racing pigeons is one form of enjoyment. There are racing pigeon clubs in many areas of the World. It is the National Sport of Belgium. Many times each week, clubs in Belgium bring hundreds of thousands of pigeons to race for prizes that can be over $50,000. The Queen of England even has a loft of pigeons. She was presented them as a sign of friendship from the King of Belgium. Racing pigeons in the U.S. is also turning into a big sport. One race in the U.S. recently paid out nearly eight hundred thousand dollars in prize money to the top pigeons.

People that have pigeons have a very large responsibility. They are Ambassadors for the Sport. It takes time and discipline to make sure that the loft is clean and maintained. see that we said clean and maintained. A clean and maintained pigeon loft does not have to cost much . It can be very cheap, but it does have to be well kept and clean, regardless what the expense . The pigeons must also be well trained. They need to have good manners. If they are allowed to fly all over the neighborhood and land wherever they want, then they  are definetly not well trained. When this happens, neighbors get mad. They also get upset when they have to look at a dirty and sloppy loft. When this happens, we are telling our neighbors that pigeons are dirty. We are not being very good Ambassadors for the Sport.

If you would like to embark on the Sport of Pigeon Racing, but you do not know where to find them, one of the easiest ways is to call a local feed dealer that sells pigeon feeds. They are often very helpful in helping you find a local fancier . If you already know someone who has racing homers, then you already have a head start.

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