Pure white "Rock Doves" (Homing Pigeons) are used for all humane releases. Unlike Domestic doves, homing pigeons possess a natural "homing" instinct. It is this instinct, augmented with extensive training that allows them to return to their home following their release. Releasing domestic doves is an extremely inhumane act, as they possess no wild instinct to allow self-preservation, and will quickly starve, or fall prey to predators.
Our birds receive the finest care to insure their health and safety. We do not release our birds in inclement weather, nor do we ship them for self-release. For their safety, all releases must commence during daylight hours with adequate flight time for the birds to return to their loft before dusk.