I have been interested in
racing homers since I was about 12 years old. Many other breeds of
pigeons have exact standards for color and patterns. What has been
required of the racing homer is that they come home from a long
distance, color has long been ignored. As a result, colors common
in other breeds who have been bred for color are truly rare in the
racing homer, making it all the more fascinating to me.
I have found a few web sites,
books and have some friends willing to share some information on
genetics with me. This has opened up a new world as I have tried
to understand the principals of genetics as they apply to pigeon
colors. I have been able to breed now with expected results and
understand why and when I would see a desired trait displayed in
offspring. Because some genes are recessive and some sex linked it
has become more fun, interesting and challenging to wait two or three
years for the desired outcome of a breeding project.
I know my interest in rare colored
racing homers is not shared by many. I hope through this web site
to find friends who share this interest as intensely as I do. I
hope to expand this web-site in the coming years to include pigeons for
sale and links to other sites with genetic information on them.
Please feel free to email me and let me know of your
These two qualmonds are nest mates - (Fabray)
The qalmond above shows no kite coloring. Father (first bird
shown) Mother Black
I think this almond cock (Kadoo) is an excellent example of almond.
Almonds like many of the rare colors come in a large variety.
Barless Blue Left - Qalmond Right
Blue Grizzel Dilute
Bottom row: Grizzel, Khaki (spread) and yellow
This Khaki hen is the result of: Brown, Spread, and Dilute. I think
one of the most beautiful and unusual racing homers I've ever seen.
Adding Opal or Indigo to this combination might be very beautiful and
Dominant Opal Produces a wide variety of colors, this one almost looks like an
Dominant Opal Almond - Left ~ Red Bar Dominant Opal Hen - Right..
Dominant Opal Check Cock - Right
Homozygous Reduced - extra light bars
I flew this bird out to 200 miles as a young bird.
It finished in the top 20 percent.
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