Champion pigeon sells for $2.1million

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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
March 19, 2019 5:32 pm

ha i would not spend that much on a pigeon

JESS HOPE
JESS HOPE
March 19, 2019 7:47 pm

o.m.g!

JESS HOPE
JESS HOPE
March 19, 2019 7:50 pm

That is so cool but so much money!

imogen
imogen
March 19, 2019 9:07 pm

that’s a lot of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 9:54 am

Who would spend that much money on a retired famous pigeon

xdog
xdog
March 20, 2019 9:59 am

too much money

fuzzycatfizz
fuzzycatfizz
March 20, 2019 10:01 am

to much money

fuzzycatfizz
fuzzycatfizz
March 20, 2019 10:02 am

that to much money

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 10:02 am

Wow just wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 10:03 am

to much money

lucas
lucas
March 20, 2019 11:17 am

that soooooooooooo exspensive wast of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 11:30 am

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 12:17 pm

lots for money for me

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 1:36 pm

wow thats alot of money for a pigeon

maggy#COOL
maggy#COOL
March 20, 2019 5:05 pm

wow man cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 20, 2019 8:58 pm

I like it

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 21, 2019 9:43 am

wow just wow that is to mush money for a pigeon

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 22, 2019 10:00 am

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 22, 2019 12:14 pm

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 25, 2019 10:33 am

“this is incredible”

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 25, 2019 11:10 am

to much money for a pigeon

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 25, 2019 12:44 pm

Nice. But it’s too expensive.

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 25, 2019 12:45 pm

Too expensive

mum the rapper
mum the rapper
March 25, 2019 1:55 pm

thats a lot of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 25, 2019 2:04 pm

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 25, 2019 2:06 pm

Wow that’s a lot

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 26, 2019 2:00 pm

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

Eva
Eva
March 27, 2019 2:22 pm

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 28, 2019 9:08 am

amazing should of sold for more like 100000000 billon

h
h
March 28, 2019 12:46 pm

lame pigon

h
h
March 28, 2019 12:46 pm

so much

Bill gates
Bill gates
March 29, 2019 9:23 am

The pigeon is the richest pigeon alive

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 29, 2019 9:41 am

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 29, 2019 9:51 am

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
March 29, 2019 11:55 am

bad manners make for bad guests

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 2, 2019 2:27 pm

seriously that is a lot of money for a pigeon.

ahsa
ahsa
April 10, 2019 10:02 am

its a pigeon who would pay that much

Anonymous
Anonymous
April 29, 2019 10:22 am

where was he sold???

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 13, 2019 11:01 am

i love pigeons

Anonymous
Anonymous
June 14, 2019 12:43 pm

that is one crazy bird.

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