Choosing breeders and considerations when pairing

While there is no sure fire way to guarantee outstanding youngsters, quality shows, to a certain degree, in the physical form of a bird. Proper knowledge of identifying optimal physical traits in a pigeon is important because pairing pigeons to produce success takes the combination of:

  • the knowledge you gain from the bird’s pedigree and
  • your experience and ability as a fancier in being able to judge everything you can from the outward and physical condition of the bird – you need to know what to look for.
  • a better understanding of what you’re actually looking at or handling may give further insight into identifying common traits in your pigeons through the generations.

Essentially a pigeon with an immaculate looking pedigree but a poor body, physical structure, appearance etc., is most likely a no good pigeon that will unlikely pass on anything worthwhile.