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bubblerboy64
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My Dad has raced pigeons for about 50 years.  It is serious business.  He has won countless races, we're talking 500 miles and longer.  In the 80's, he used to sell eggs from pedigreed racers for $3K each.

LOL.  Another investment I missed out on . 

I have noticed in your posts that you seemed to know about and have more then passing interest in pigeons 

$3000 pigeon eggs (in 1980) 

I have a friend who is a vet.  I shoot pigeons for him at his barn.  He’s very concerned about the diseases that pigeons carry and the mess they make.  BUT a white one showed up with a banned leg and he was able to determine that it was racer.   The bird hung around a while and then flew off. I assume it didn’t win that one.   

Something I know nothing about but I’m glad I didn’t shoot it and I’ll be checking for leg bands from here on.