This breed has a resemblance to the American Show Racer, with the same rounded
head and beak shape, but this is a more elongated breed. Pigeon fanciers
have had a lot of fun making many variations on the Racing Homer. Other types
include the German and Dutch Beauty Homers and the Exhibition Homer, which
has a unique triangular-shaped head.
This blue check young cock, band number 1881, was bred by John Hirtchison.
Pigeon shows are a great place to see a variety of birds and to meet breeders. If you're thinking of getting some pigeons, you can get an idea of which breeds appeal to you and learn about the challenges involved in breeding and keeping the breed you've chosen. Whether you're looking for a pleasing shape, pretty colors, flying ability, or some combination, there's a pigeon breed out there for you. If you would like to learn about a show in your general area just drop me a line.