An unidentified Chinese citizen paid a whopping $1.9 million to purchase a female racing pigeon named New Kim from online auctioneers ‘Pigeon Paradise’. This sale beat the earlier record of 1.25 million euros paid for a male pigeon named Armando last year.
New Kim is a 2 year old pigeon from a renowned Antwerp loft. She won the 2018 crown and title “Ace Pigeon Grand National Middle Distance” in a competition held at Chateauroux in France. New Kim was trained by father son duo Gaston and Kurt Van De Wouwer at their world class loft in Berlam near Antwerp. They sold their entire collection of pigeons recently.