Monday, October 17, 2011

The 'First' Cross

It remains only for me to point out that most of the big classic long distance races have been won by racing pigeons bred from a first cross, mostly in those cases where an inbred cross has been coupled to a member of another good line-bred, or inbred family. In other words, the first cross champion is usually the product of a coupling between two well-established inbred families, not from an out-crossed specimen mated to another much out-crossed bird.

Taken from The Racing Pigeon & Pigeon Racing For All
by Old Hand