around the world

“Race” pigeon Armando sold at auction for 1.4 million dollars – a record bid for pigeons

The price of a bird soared several times due to the rivalry of two Chinese.


The famous participant of the pigeon races named Armando was sold at an auction in Belgium for a record 1.4 million dollars (about 90 million rubles). The bird has repeatedly won long-distance flights, which is why it was nicknamed “Lewis Hamilton from the world of pigeons” (Hamilton is a famous Formula 1 driver).

The owner of the pigeon noted that “I had not even dreamed of such a price.” According to him, bidding rose sharply due to the interest of two Chinese enthusiasts pigeon races. They interrupted each other’s proposals: the previous record of pigeon sales did not exceed 400 thousand dollars. At the same time, Armando no longer participates in races – he was bought for breeding other “champions”.

‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ sold for world …Racing pigeon Armando goes for huge sum after bidding war between Chinese enthusiasts WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Back to top button