At an auction in Belgium, a pigeon that has won multiple pigeon races was sold at the PIPA online auction for a record 1.2 million euros (almost $ 1.9 million). According to the publication The Brussels Timesthus he became the most expensive pigeon in the world.
A two-year-old female bird named New Kim (daughter of a champion named Kim) was put up for sale by retired 76-year-old breeder and pigeon trainer Gaston Van De Voever. He decided to sell all of his 400 pigeons. New Kim is the jewel in his collection. The dove even has a personal bodyguard to guard it during the change of ownership.
An anonymous buyer from China became its new owner. The same buyer last year bought a five-year-old pigeon named Armando. He went under the hammer for a record at that time 1.25 million euros. The main task of the champion was not participation in competitions, but the reproduction of talented offspring.
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