1. Pigeons mate for life unless separated.2. Male pigeons have the rare ability to lactate, producing milk for the babies just like the females do!3. Newborn pigeons weaned on the “pigeon milk” of both parents, double their weight in the first two days!4. A grown pigeon has nearly 10,000 feathers.5. Pigeons have been known to live over 30-years!6. With the ability to beat its wings up to ten times per second, and maintain a heart rate of 600 beats per minute for up to 16-hours without rest, the racing pigeon is the unequalled athlete of the air!7. The pigeon has the rare ability for a large bird to be able to fly nearly straight up.