New Kim: pigeon racing in Belgium sold for 1.6 million € registration

New Kim, a female two-year-old was initially put up for auction for only € 200, but was bought by a Chinese bidder on Sunday the number of records.

Kurt Van de Wouwer, which owned and bred pigeon family said they were "in shock" by the news, according to Reuters news agency.

Runner Champion Armando, who was nicknamed the "Lewis Hamilton pigeon" after the champion of the world of Formula 1 was retired and had already fathered a number of chicks when it was put to sale in 2019. . css-1pzprxn-BulletListContainermargin-left: 1.5rem; CSS-1pzprxn-BulletListContainer 'Lewis Hamilton of pigeons' recoveries € 1.25 m

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    New Kim won a number of competitions in 2018 - including national middle-distance races -. but it has already withdrawn

    to the like Armando, New Kim was bought after a bidding war between two uyers b of China, where pigeon racing has grown in popularity in recent years.

    Racing pigeons can continue to have chicks until they are about 10 and it is expected that the new owners of New Kim used her for breeding.

    But the auctioneers said this made the sale even more unusual.

    "These record prices are incredible, because it is a woman," Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, the CEO and founder of the auction house Pipa, told Reuters. "Usually, a man worth more than a woman because it can produce more offspring."

    Belgium has long been a home for pigeons enthusiasts, with more than 20,000 pigeon breeders in the country, according to Mr. Gyselbrecht You may also like :. Related Topics margin: calc (0.5rem / 2);

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