Date: 5/25/19 1:50 pm
From: Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...>
Subject: Re: Found Racing Pigeon
Thanks, Nancy!
I am so glad to know your brother is a good pigeon dad!!! Apparently not
everyone is.
My friend has cared for birds of all kinds for most of her life so this
pigeon is in very good hands for now.

On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 3:41 PM Nancy Young <nlyoung_ar...> wrote:

> My pigeon racing brother says feeding and watering it is the right thing
> to do as this will help to get it home. It is not lost, and there is no
> need to try to find its home. It might hang around while it rests up, but
> the homing instinct will cause it to move on.
> P.S. My brother's wife says he treats the birds better than he treats his
> family ......... Racing pigeons is a VERY expensive endeavor.
> Nancy Young
> On Saturday, May 25, 2019, 02:36:49 PM CDT, Judy Griffith <
> <9waterfall9...> wrote:
> A friend just called to report a large white banded pigeon hanging out at
> her house on a hilltop overlooking the Kings River in Carroll County. The
> bird is mostly white with iridescent purple and green down back of neck,
> dark primary wingtips with white wing bars, a white rump, and tail is dark
> grey with black terminal band. Legs are bright pink.
> There is a 1/2" tall yellow band on the bird's right leg but bird will not
> let her close enough to read it and report the code.
> Today is the first time she has seen this bird. She is feeding it hen
> scratch and providing water.
> Some reports on pigeon racing consider it brutal for the birds for various
> reasons. Others say to feed and water the bird and it will return home
> after recovering for 24 - 48 hours.
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Judith

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