Pigeon racing
Pigeon racing is the sport of releasing specially trained racing pigeons, which then return to their homes over a carefully measured distance. The time it takes the animal to cover the specified dista...
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Homing pigeon
The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) derived from the rock pigeon, selectively bred to find its way home over extremely long distances. The wild rock pigeon has ...
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British Show Racer
The British Show Racer is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding. The British Show Racer along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons are all descendants from th...
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American Racing Pigeon Union
The American Racing Pigeon Union (AU) is a national organization for pigeon racing hobbyists. The organization was founded November 9, 1910 in Washington, D.C. to centralize regional clubs, establish...
The King of Rome
The King of Rome was a successful racing pigeon, winning a 1,001-mile (1,611 km) race from Rome, Italy to England, in 1913. It was the subject of a song and book, both by Dave Sudbury, and a rad...
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Up North Combine
The Up North Combine is an amalgamation of pigeon racing clubs and federations founded in 1905. Headquarters are located in Greatham, Hartlepool, and the radius of serving federations go from Staithes...
Racing Homer
A Racing Homer is a breed of pigeon that has been selectively bred for more speed and enhanced homing instinct for the sport of pigeon racing. A popular domestic pigeon breed, the Racing Homer is also...
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British Homing World
The British Homing World (BHW) is a pigeon racing weekly magazine.The magazine is a publication of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, and has a circulation of around 20,000 copies per week. In 2010 ...
British Homing World Show of the Year
The British Homing World Show of the Year is an annual two-day gathering of pigeon fanciers held in Blackpool, England, each January. It has been described as "the Crufts of the pigeon world". The eve...
Pigeon racing at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Pigeon racing was an unofficial sport in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris.It is known that there were seven events contested in the 1900 Olympic Games schedule. No results have yet been discovered for ...
German Beauty Homer
The German Beauty Homer is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding, from German racing pigeons. German Beauty Homers along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons ...
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Royal Pigeon Racing Association
The Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA) is a governing body for pigeon racing in the United Kingdom. HM Queen Elizabeth II is the president of the RPRA and also an enthusiastic pigeon fancier herse...
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American Show Racer
The American Show Racer pigeon is known as the "Bird of Dignity".The breed began in the early 1950s with the finest Racing Homers selected for their breed type. Levi mentions Show Pen Racers in his bo...
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Doping in pigeon racing
Doping in pigeon racing is the practice of giving performance-enhancing drugs to avian racers. The drugs are used to produce similar effects to those found in human athletes, building up muscle tissue...
Olfactory navigation
Olfactory navigation is a hypothesis put forward to explain navigation and homing of pigeons, in particular the homing pigeon.There are two principal versions. Papi’s mosaic model proposes that pigeon...
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