Racing Pigeon – the all time favorite breed of most pigeon fancier. Who wouldn’t get hook in raising this pigeon breed when it makes your adrenaline flow just by waiting for your pigeon to beat the clock? It seems like gambling since most of the time the prize involves some form of monetary reward.
The most popular racing pigeon breed is the Homing Pigeon or Racing Homer. This pigeon has been selectively bred to improve their flight speed which has an average of 50-60 miles per hour and sometime more depending on a particular breed.
They have been used to carry messages in many parts of the world and more notoriously back in World War I and World War II.