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6,000 pigeons took over Kentucky Expo Center

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Thousands of pigeons took over the Kentucky Expo Center on Saturday. Thousands of pigeons took over the Kentucky Expo Center on Saturday.
The annual ‘National Young Bird Show' featured 6,000 pigeons and their owners who flocked to the fairgrounds for the event. The annual ‘National Young Bird Show' featured 6,000 pigeons and their owners who flocked to the fairgrounds for the event.
The pigeons were judged according to certain pre-defined standards just like a dog show. The pigeons were judged according to certain pre-defined standards just like a dog show.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thousands of pigeons took over the Kentucky Expo Center on Saturday.

The annual ‘National Young Bird Show' featured 6,000 pigeons and their owners who flocked to the fairgrounds for the event. In the birding community, this show is on the level of the Kentucky Derby in terms of importance.

The pigeons were judged according to certain pre-defined standards just like a dog show. One birder said this is a hobby that people stay with for a lifetime.

The birds of display were all born in 2013.

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