Update 8/2/22: Let's talk about adorable, adoptable pair Uma (left) and Speckle (right). These two are very much in love and make it clear with lots of sweet gestures to each other. Uma spends much of his time laying as flat as possible, humming for Speckle, who is happy to give him sweet nibbles and to stand or sit on top of him to give him snuggles. These two are fantastic flyers, and Speckle is a particularly talented hover-er. They would make a wonderful addition to a safe, predator-proof aviary where they can stretch their wings. Uma uses his flying skills to build SUPERB nests efficiently, using as much building material as possible. We can't provide new nesting material fast enough! Speck has an adorable tiny little face and dainty little eyes and beak. Her voice is also cute and tiny. Uma is very handsome in every way and has lovely, thick, smoky plumage and gentle eyes. Apply to adopt this loving pair!
Update 5/01/21: Because of family changes -- and no fault of his own! -- Uma has come back to Palomacy foster care. He has married a cute hen named Speckle.
Update 9/12/20: Uma is adopted and HOME!
Update 8/30/20: Brave Uma recovered beautifully from HIS injury and has found a loving foster to adopt placement!
Hatched in 2020, Uma is a young survivor of pigeon racing. Uma is beyond beautiful and emanates grace and strength in the face of a devastating injury from a predator attack, in which a large patch of skin on her breast was ripped away, leaving the muscle exposed. Thanks to the amazing staff at Medical Center for Birds, she has been treated with a technique that involves separating the skin from muscle and stretching it to close. It sounds awful -- and it IS awful that pigeon hobbyists put Uma in this position -- but she is doing GREAT and we have good reason to hope that she will make a full recovery.Please apply to adopt http://www.pigeonrescue.org/birds/apply-to-foster-or-adopt/