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  1. That is an Archangel, known also as a Gimpel. The colors are intense. Not an uncommon variety of domestic show pigeon. They come with copper or gold bodies, and various colored wings, including white as pictured here. But, pigeons with white wings occur in a number of breeds. It is usually called magpie, or saddle, or white wing or pied. And thanks for the vote of confidence. At least I am knowledgeable on something, I think. 🥴
  2. Domestic mallard. Or, a cross with one.
  3. You are probably going to have to get a photo of those.
  4. Agree with BB22. Sunning themselves. Common amongst most pigeons and doves.
  5. I purposely stayed away from that one. Could be racing pigeons , yes,,,, Any bands on their legs?
  6. Domestic pigeons usually mix with any and all colors, however occasionally will prefer one of a close similar color. Why this group is banding together is unknown, UNLESS, these are captive birds that are being let out for training flights. They then know their own kind and will generally stick together.
  7. Look like young mallards, probably domestic.
  8. Not to worry. Every country has a city people make fun of. In Russia, for instance, they have one they make fun of. It’s Philadelphia. Just kiddin’ ya, friend. But, there was that old story going around about the headstone W C Fields requested when he died. It supposedly read, “On second thought, I’d rather be in Philadelphia”. 🍸Cheers.
  9. Well, ya learn something everyday on here. Most of the time it’s not geography. Can the world really stand another Philadelphia. 😄
  10. Show pigeons are also a thing, a big thing. They, too, must be banded to enter shows, as racing pigeons do, to enter races.
  11. Yes,,, and a Racing Homer to be exact.. If you can blow it up enough to read the band on its leg, you can contact the AU (American Racing Pigeon Union). If they do not have any info, then perhaps the NPA (National Pigeon Assn). Records are kept of band sales. AND, its a normal blue barred in color (pied with the few white feathers in the wing).
  12. And Ham is correct. Very few white racing pigeons due to predators and the fact that their flight feathers wear much faster than dark birds. Most white racers are used for special events such as weddings and deaths, where their flights back to their home lofts are fairly short.
  13. Not a racing pigeon. They do not have crests. Guess would be some type of highflier or tumbler.
  14. Color appears to be a normal blue with the grizzle modification gene.
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