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The premier organisation for pigeon racing in the UK

Today pigeon racing is a sport for the whole family in a highly social environment. It combines animal husbandry with the natural desire for competition. Electronic Timing Systems and One Loft Races have brought this popular sport into the 21st Century. Find out more…

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BHW Show of the Year 2016

The British Homing World Show of the Year 2016 – the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in Great Britain – will take place over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Around 15,000 visitors will see more than 2000 racing pigeons and 1000 fancy pigeons on display, and […]

Opportunity to advertise your business

The RPRA is offering you the chance to advertise your business directly via our website. This opportunity allows products or services to be directly marketed towards members of the RPRA and other pigeon fanciers who use and access our website regularly. See the scrolling slideshow on our Home Page and the Advertising section. Advertisements will be displayed from December through to March, covering […]

One Loft Race spaces available for European entrants

The RPRA’s 2016 One Loft Race has 100 spaces available especially for Continental European entries. If you are a pigeon fancier in – say – France, Belgium, Netherlands or Ireland then you may apply for an entry. The race’s main prize is up to £20,000, with the Ace Pigeon winning a car valued at up to £8000. […]

Pigeons ‘identify breast cancer’

A new study in the journal Plos One reports that pigeons – once trained – are able to distinguish cancerous from healthy breast tissue. The birds are rewarded with food pellets for correct identification. Read the full reports on the BBC website and CNN website.