SMA News – World
An unidentified Chinese buyer on Sunday paid a world record 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) for a female homing pigeon called New Kim, online auctioneers Pigeon Paradise (PIPA) said.
The sale beat the 1.25 million euros paid for male pigeon Armando last year, according to PIPA.
New Kim, a well-bred two-ear-old from a renowned Antwerp loft, was put up for auction at just 200 euros.
“I believe it’s a world record, there has never been an officially documented sale at such a price,” PIPA chairman Nikolaas Gyselbrecht told AFP.
New Kim won the 2018 crown as “Ace Pigeon Grand National Middle Distance” in competitions held at Châteauroux and Argenton-sur-Creuse in France.