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Champion pigeon sells for $2.1million

March 19, 2019

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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ha i would not spend that much on a pigeon

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That is so cool but so much money!

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that is one crazy bird.

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i love pigeons

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where was he sold???

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its a pigeon who would pay that much

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seriously that is a lot of money for a pigeon.

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bad manners make for bad guests

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

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

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The pigeon is the richest pigeon alive

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so much

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lame pigon

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amazing should of sold for more like 100000000 billon

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

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

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Wow that's a lot

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wow

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thats a lot of money

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Too expensive

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Nice. But it’s too expensive.

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to much money for a pigeon

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"this is incredible"

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

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that much money for pigeon............i'm amazed 😐😐

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wow just wow that is to mush money for a pigeon

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I like it

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wow man cool

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wow thats alot of money for a pigeon

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lots for money for me

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

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that soooooooooooo exspensive wast of money

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to much money

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Wow just wow

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that to much money

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to much money

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too much money

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Who would spend that much money on a retired famous pigeon

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that's a lot of money

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o.m.g!