Thanks in no small part to my father, Norman Rau, I have been involved in the breeding, showing and or racing of pigeons for over 50 years, literally all my life. The number of stories I could tell and the number of friends that I have met are numerous. I wouldn't trade those memories for anything.
I have judged at the National level, held National Club Offices and entered my birds successfully in National shows. Today I breed, fly & show the following varieties;
Please read the following before ordering Homers
On April 1, 2010... as I always do I went to the lofts to feed and water the birds. That day was a day I will not forget... upon opening the coop door, I saw the carnage that was before me. Every one of my color birds was dead. 45 years of color breeding down the drain... I was sick. I later learned it was a mink who later came back for more. Not only did I loose the birds but at this point had to return many deposits I had received for 2010 ybs. One buyer even called me back to ask if it was an April Fools joke.... alas it was not.
For all those that have ordered in the past ... I thank you.. it was a great ride!
As of 2/1/12, I am back breeding the best flying "rare colored" racing homers I could find to replace my losses stated above. All of my birds, with the exception of the saddles come from 400-500 mile birds and are still priced at only $35.00 per bird.
Colros I am breeding in limited numbers for 2012:
Blue Bar Grizzles (Buitta)
Recessive Red (Trenton/Schimmel)
Recessive Yellow (Trenton/Schimmel)
Black Tiger Grizzles
Almond (Buitta x)
Kite (Buitta x)
Saddles in Many Colors including Opal
Email me for orders & questions / firstname.lastname@example.org