Pigeon sells for £1.2 M

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  1. rey

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    Belgian pigeon fancier sells his top bird to a Chinese buyer for £1.2M

    Bit of a coup...
     
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    Sure he was in a bit of a flap paying that amount of money
     
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    Probably be in a chinese soup dish in no time
     
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    Funky?
     
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    Imagine if it managed to get back to Belgium once relocated to China :):)
     
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    You're sticking your beak in by telling everyone.
     
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    The owner is going to sell him his identical twin brother in two weeks time.
     
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    Yankee doodle?
     
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    AthersleyRed Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the Youtube clips. Not as good as Iain Hume
     
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    I race pigeons hence name Homer, not the Homer members thought
    In China and Taiwan pigeon racing attracts huge betting.
    In both countries, particularly China they have mega rich fanciers who buy the birds as prestige over their fellow fanciers.
    The price paid is a prestige buy, and the money is back pocket because of their huge wealth
    Their loft set ups are managed by several employed as loft managers.
    The bird will be in a special aviary and not fly in open. It will have several ladies to keep it busy and the offspring will sell at high prices and some raced. Lucky pigeon. Lucky owner who it was bought off.
    Massarella stud at Leceister are the biggest buyers in England and they are outstripped with the Chinese
    Even so they bought a pigeon in the old days which set the record at £10,000 and flew to Belgium and picked it up
    So our Chinese owners may take pigeon flying up
    A fancier in Belgium packed in and sold his birds for several million pounds recently , and Massarella bought some and the youngsters off them are on sale now at around £500 each. People who buy them will not race them but sell young off them, poor man making a bit. Hence a lot of these sort of pigeons are what we call paper pedigree birds and do not race at all but are sold down the line for mini prestige. The old Yorkshire men pulverise these sort of fanciers and good old Barnsley has some of the best fliers in the world...... Also the best football team???
     
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    One of my dads cousins breeds racing pigeons in Barnsley.
     
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    What sort of message is this sending ?
     
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    Birds are very expensive.
    Feels like those who I have known have cost me more than 1.2m.
     
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    Wife's uncle is an avid fancier. He's originally from Wombwell and now lives in Donny.
    Like Barnsley, Doncaster is a hotbed for pigeon racing, especially in the former mining
    communities. A lot of the lads from where I lived, are from Tyneside and their Dads came down to work in the
    pits when work was scarce in the North East. As a kid, always remember that one of the
    top breeders was a lad called Ronnie Miller who lived in Stainforth. Fanciers used to come
    from far and wide to buy the birds he'd bred. He's the lad who unfortunately was partially blind
    after years of bare knuckle fighting travellers during September race week. Not a man to tangle
    with was Ronnie, but he had a heart of gold and would help anybody who was down on their luck.
     
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    As my old Dad used to say, if it's got tits or tyres, it usually means trouble.!
     
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    Now you tell me......Only about 30 years too late. :(
     
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    Remember old Ronnie
    He flew successfully with a strain called Cattrysse which originated from Belgium
    What did they call you dad
     
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    Not my Dad Homer. It is my wife's uncle who is the fancier. Understand he's now had to
    pack it in due to health problems. His name is Derek Hartshorne and he was good mates
    with Ronnie Miller. Dereks Dad Jim was Steward of the Reform Club in Wombwell, before the family
    moved to live in Dunscroft near Donny when Jim took over as the Licensee of the Broadway Hotel.
     
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    What a word for someone who is into pigeons.
    "Fancier"
     

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