Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chinese buyer pays $200,000 ... for a pigeon!!!

The rich around the world tend to gravitate to the same status symbols: mansions, yachts, art, private jets and wine. Despite the increasingly global nature of the rich, their spending seems to be becoming increasingly homogeneous.

Now comes news that the Chinese may be breaking the mold with a new form of trophy purchase: pigeons.

A rich Chinese buyer paid $200,000 for a racing pigeon at a Belgium auction yesterday, setting a new world record. The bird’s name was Blue Prince, and he was one of the highly pedigreed Belgian racing pigeons that have long been considered the gold standard in the pigeon racing world.

One 218 bird-colony fetched $1.8 million at the same auction. More...

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