These are two subjects that are topics of much discussion within the pigeon world and there is so much conflicting information to be heard you begin to wonder.
I am not convinced one way or the other but I know what I like and that is probably enough.
As stated elsewhere, I prefer a red/grey eye that is rich in colour and contains lots of detail and depth. There are "indicators" that point towards sprint and distance, whether there is anything in it I don't know, but I will look for them and the more there is the better for me.
Also a bright "glassy" eye to me shows a bird in good condition and health, always a good thing.
Like eye sign, its all a theory and up to the individual to decide whether there is anything in it.
For me, I look for a slender wing with the last 3 flights thin and supple. A good stop between primary and secondaries is desirable. An added bonus would be that the flights extend beyond the black bar on the tail. Something my uncle once told me,
Something I have noticed whilst the birds are flying, (its important to take notice), is the birds use of its thumb feathers known as the Alula. this is something I will be also focusing on in future.
These are just my thoughts and I do have an open mind and willing to learn, but at the end of the day, if we make notes of how our pigeons are built and note the performances of these, then that way we can assess the validity of these theories.
The bones of the wing are so frigile, yet can provide such lift an
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