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
2 years ago

ha i would not spend that much on a pigeon

JESS HOPE
JESS HOPE
2 years ago

o.m.g!

JESS HOPE
JESS HOPE
2 years ago

That is so cool but so much money!

imogen
imogen
2 years ago

that’s a lot of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Who would spend that much money on a retired famous pigeon

xdog
xdog
2 years ago

too much money

fuzzycatfizz
fuzzycatfizz
2 years ago

to much money

fuzzycatfizz
fuzzycatfizz
2 years ago

that to much money

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow just wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

to much money

lucas
lucas
2 years ago

that soooooooooooo exspensive wast of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

lots for money for me

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow thats alot of money for a pigeon

maggy#COOL
maggy#COOL
2 years ago

wow man cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I like it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow just wow that is to mush money for a pigeon

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

“this is incredible”

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

to much money for a pigeon

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice. But it’s too expensive.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Too expensive

mum the rapper
mum the rapper
2 years ago

thats a lot of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow that’s a lot

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Eva
Eva
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

amazing should of sold for more like 100000000 billon

h
h
2 years ago

lame pigon

h
h
2 years ago

so much

Bill gates
Bill gates
2 years ago

The pigeon is the richest pigeon alive

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

bad manners make for bad guests

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

seriously that is a lot of money for a pigeon.

ahsa
ahsa
2 years ago

its a pigeon who would pay that much

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

where was he sold???

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

i love pigeons

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that is one crazy bird.

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