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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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FCI Young Bird Survey

A copy of the FCI Young Bird Survey questionnaire, as published in British Homing World, is available to download here. Please return completed questionnaires to RPRA, The Reddings, Cheltenham, GL51 6RN, marked for the attention of the General Manager. Download: FCI Young Bird Survey    

Support needed for pigeon documentary

Matilda Hay and Emily Bates are two university students making a short documentary on pigeons as the final piece of their MSc in Science Media Production, and they are looking for assistance from RPRA members. Matilda said: “We want to show the world how incredible pigeons are through a half hour documentary. We will be [...]

White feather appeal

Artist Kate MccGwire makes pigeon feather sculptures and is currently working on a large piece that she will be making out of white pigeon feathers.  The example of her work (right), titled Covert, will be shown in Paris in the Autumn at the Musee de la Chasse. Some of our members are already sending Kate [...]

The Feathered Aviator

The New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, is currently hosting an installation titled ‘The Feathered Aviator’, commemorating the vital role of carrier pigeons during World War 1. Featuring sculptured wire pigeons by Celia Smith and over 400 local schoolchildren and Army families, the display runs until 7th September and is free to enter.   [...]