Thought to be one of the oldest sports known to man, pigeon racing involves the release of specially trained racing pigeons that compete in short, middle or long distance races.

The Pigeon Racing Sport

Pigeon racing is highly competitive and while it's the pigeons themselves flying the race, most top flyers will claim preparation and the skill of the fancier play just as much a role in winning.

Traditionally the released birds would fly back to their own respective lofts and be timed in by the fancier, however, in recent years the 'one loft race' model has shown a great rise in popularity.

These one loft races usually offer massive cash prizes or even cars to be won.

Pigeon Racing Tips For Beginners

Breeding Racing Pigeons

How you pair and breed pigeons is of critical importance if you wish to see any long-term success as a competitive pigeon flyer that produces results year on year.

Choosing Breeders: What to Look For
Here is a short clip from John Halsteads 'Breeding, Feeding and Tactics to Win Races'. John talks about the physical aspects he[...]
Breeding Racing Pigeons
If you've been in the pigeon game for any length of time you'll know by now that having an understanding[...]

The Pigeon Loft

The pigeon loft or coop is your base of operations, it's where your birds will call home and also serves as the finish line for most races you will compete in.

Loft Cleaning Routine
One of the most often overlooked aspects of pigeon racing is the hygiene of the birds. In this article we'll[...]
Planning and building your first loft
Whether you're just starting up again or getting set up with your own pigeons for the first time, aside from[...]

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Pigeon Health Guides

While they are some of the toughest animals on the planet, racing pigeons are athletes and as such need to be kept in tip-top condition. As a fancier you must be mindful of your pigeons' well-being and remain ever vigilante in dealing with any health problems that may arise. 

Red Mites
Red Mites live in the cracks and crevices all around the pigeon loft. They only move on to pigeons for[...]
Coccidiosis in Pigeons
Coccidiosis is highly infectious and quite a common illness that infects the intestines of birds. It usually exists to some[...]