Hi, my name is Arwyn Taugner.
When I was 10 years old, I became fascinated with pigeons. After I caught some common pigeons out at my Grandfather's barn in North Dakota, I built a cage in my father's garage out of pallets - whoops! My Dad came home from work and built a small pen for them, fast. That started my life-long interest in pigeons.
I have about 1,000 pigeons here, in 8 different breeds. I have Homers, Rollers, Pomeranian Pouters, Hungarian Giant House Pigeons, Valencian Figuritas, Chinese Owls, Muffed Chinese Owls, American Show Racers, and Show Homers.
I am a genetic nut and play with many colors and features. I have been a major player with Muffed Chinese Owls. There are Almonds, Blues, Browns, Blacks, Reds, Yellows, Grizzles, and Combos.
I also have 120 Almond Racing Homers and 30 Peak-Crested Racing Homers from 500 mile racing stock. In my racing homers, there must be 30 different colors. All are bred for racing.
I am active in the St. Paul Racing Homer Club, National Chinese Owl Club, American Muffed Chinese Owl Club, Minnesota Flying Roller Group and have judged various breeds on occasion.