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Found this bird in my pool...

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I found this bird in my pool filter it has bracelets so I am not sure if it is a pet or not. Can someone tell me what kind of bird it is? I do not want to let it into the wild if it is domesticated.

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Looks like a Racing Pigeon -- someone's expecting it to arrive any minute now. :o

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raceing pigeons are the ones with strong homeing instincts and are bred up for not only instinct to rerturn home but also for strenght and endurance and speed. both breeders and owners use the leg bands and the numbers and letters can trace the heritage or ownership or breeding stock ect. not only a sport racing pigeons but has turned into serious gambling contests. if there is a pigeon club or a breeder in your area they may be able to trace the bird back to owners. the bird might have just stopped over to rest or eat or got lost or blown off track. birds that do not excell are often abandened or given aways or sold for pets or sold to resturants

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I just noticed you live in riverbank I live in Salida is there much pigeon racing around here?

I don't know. I quit breeding pigeons over ten years ago, before I moved to the area and I was never into racing anyway. I used to breed fancy pigeons and only kept a few flying birds for my own enjyment.

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Thank you everyone for the help! I have a sun conure, and other then him I really do not know much about birds. Yesterday, I had no idea what to do with this pigeon now I have a lot...

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