Champion pigeon sells for $2.1million

A champion pigeon called Armando has been sold for a record €1.25m (NZ$2.1million).

He has been dubbed the “Lewis Hamilton of pigeons” and the
“best Belgian long-distance pigeon of all time”. (Lewis Hamilton is a champion race car driver).

Before this sale, the record was €376,000 (NZ$670,000). And to put it in perspective the usual price for a racing pigeon is around €2,500 (NZ$4100).

However, two buyers from China ended up in a bidding war, escalating the price up to €1.25m in just over an hour.

But Armando is no usual pigeon. The last three races of his career were the 2018 Ace Pigeon championship, the 2019 Pigeon Olympiad and the Angoulême – and he won them all.

The champ, who turns five this year, is now enjoying his retirement and has already fathered a number of chicks.

Although Armando’s racing days are behind him, racing pigeons can carry on having chicks until they’re about 10, and live up to 20. So it’s likely his new owners will breed him.

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Aston
Aston
1 year ago

ha i would not spend that much on a pigeon

JESS HOPE
JESS HOPE
1 year ago

o.m.g!

JESS HOPE
JESS HOPE
1 year ago

That is so cool but so much money!

imogen
imogen
1 year ago

that’s a lot of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Who would spend that much money on a retired famous pigeon

xdog
xdog
1 year ago

too much money

fuzzycatfizz
fuzzycatfizz
1 year ago

to much money

fuzzycatfizz
fuzzycatfizz
1 year ago

that to much money

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow just wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

to much money

lucas
lucas
1 year ago

that soooooooooooo exspensive wast of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh my. That’s a lot of money for a pigeon!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

lots for money for me

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow thats alot of money for a pigeon

maggy#COOL
maggy#COOL
1 year ago

wow man cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I like it

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow just wow that is to mush money for a pigeon

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

that much money for pigeon…………i’m amazed 😐😐

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I would love to buy one but a pigeon is not actully a pet right?

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

“this is incredible”

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

to much money for a pigeon

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Nice. But it’s too expensive.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Too expensive

mum the rapper
mum the rapper
1 year ago

thats a lot of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow that’s a lot

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

That is so cool and too!! much!! money!! but at the sametime it is coo land better than the others pigeon.

Eva
Eva
1 year ago

wow and cool would you like one of those? I would

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

amazing should of sold for more like 100000000 billon

h
h
1 year ago

lame pigon

h
h
1 year ago

so much

Bill gates
Bill gates
1 year ago

The pigeon is the richest pigeon alive

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I would not buy a pigeon for that much but it looks cute but why a pigeon?

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

do you know how much you get from a race?!?!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

bad manners make for bad guests

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

seriously that is a lot of money for a pigeon.

ahsa
ahsa
1 year ago

its a pigeon who would pay that much

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

where was he sold???

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

i love pigeons

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

that is one crazy bird.

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