Pigeons and most birds navigate home or to warmer climes using the Earth's magnetic field as their map. Pigeons in particular can sense the magnetic field via a quantum biological trigger that is a chemical reaction in their retinas. Using these incredible abilities, Pigeons can travel from anywhere back home to their home loft.
Love Old Frills? They are more commonly known as Satinettes. As fancy pigeons they do not have the intense ability of the blue bar to navigate back home reading the earth;s magnetic field. Satinettes are more pet pigeons and are bred for show. Even though they may be able to navigate home to some extent. Here is some trivia how they were brought from Greece to the European fanciers.
The US Navy Pigeon Corps of 1918 had a very detailed document showing how military messenger pigeons were to be cared for. Check it out and go to the U.S. Navy archives for more historical trivia about the pigeon corps of a century ago. You can learn some ideas how to put up and train your own messenger pigeon coop as part of an off the grid communication station that might be needed in the near future.
Like KPOP idols, Satinette Pigeons all look girly and cute, even the males. They might have a hard time feeding their young becuase of short beaks but no other breed of fancy pigeon is as adorable as Old Frills
There is a system for mixing feed for your birdies. For Breeding, you need more protein. For Racing, you need more carbohydrates. Check out our primer for the Feeding Mix you should use for your Pigeons.