fit the profile ?
that this hobby has a great appeal to those who enjoy
working with animals, to those who appreciate athleticism,
to those who like friendly, wholesome competition. If
you find yourself in one or more of these descriptions....be
careful, you may discover that the allure of these amazingly
athletic birds is overpowering.
You can seek out your own comfort level with the
birds. If you desire a lower-key approach, with only
a handful of homing pigeons for the family to enjoy,
that's certainly an attractive approach for many. The
spectrum also includes those who are deeply committed
to racing. Races range in distance from 100 miles to
600 miles, with 300 miles being among the most popular
The AU. or ARPU. as some call us, has approximately
700 affiliated clubs around the country. It is the friends
and mentors you'll find in the local club that can enrich
the hobby for you, no matter what level you choose to
|Sound interesting ? Like more information
We would love to provide you with some basic information
on Homing Pigeons.
You can contact us at:
American Racing Pigeon Union
P. O. Box 18465
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0465
ph. 405-848-5801 | fax 405-848-5888
If you were to enroll in Homing Pigeons
101, you would find that
there are basics to be considered. Whether strictly as a light hobby
or with a more sporting approach, whether for yourself or as a family
activity, you will find that you are on a bit of a learning curve.
Remember, these birds are very different, in nearly every way, from
anything you have ever thought of when you thought, "pigeon." The
registered Homing Pigeon - the athlete - will be a source of great
enjoyment. As we continue to construct this web site, we will add
some " how-to" information. For now, basic topics that you will
need basic information on include: The Birds - The Loft - Nutrition
- General Care & Management - Training - Health - Breeding - Clubs
For those of you who are experienced pigeon enthusiasts, we will
try to bring you Timely Updates regarding the ARPU Convention, Major
Race Results, Products available from the national office, etc.