San Diego Metro Pigeon Club

The San Diego Metro Pigeon Club (SDMPC) is dedicated to promoting the pigeon hobby through fellowship, education, and competition. The late Elmer Uhrich and Stanley Gentz founded the SDMPC in the early 60's. Their passion was to help young pigeon enthusiast enjoy a hobby that was safe, educational, and a lot of fun.

Our programs are geared to both adults and juniors. We hold meetings throughout the year which act as a training ground for members to show pigeons, learn more about the hobby, and spend time with other pigeon fanciers. Our goal is to help each member become as successful as they desire in their hobby. Come join in the fun. You won't find a more helpful and friendly group of pigeon fanciers than at the SDMPC.

There are hundreds of different pigeon breeds created by fanciers all over the world. There is a breed just right for you. Join us now and start enjoying your membership benefits.

Thank you,


San Diego Metro Pigeon Club

Paul Platz 10/03/2015 Line of Champions

Mike Cobb, the primary judge was actually in the unstiched photographs but when the stitching was done, he was cropped out of the picture.  Sorry Mike, I will post a slide show of the shots and you will be included.

Click on the picture above to open a larger version of the picture.

Thank you.

Best regards,


Paul Bayani, Jr.
SDMPC Web Administrator
SDMPC Graphics Editor
SDMPC Videographer
SDMPC Phtographer

Oct. 3, 2015 Show Results - Paul Platz Young Bird Show

Show Champion - Fantail
Blue Check #3351 Young Hen
Breeder: Julio Ovando

Paul Platz Young Bird Show

The Annual Paul Platz Young Bird show will be coming up in October, and the start time for the show will be moved up to 10:00 am.

Paul Platz YBS and Fiesta Pigeon Show Flyer

San Diego Metro Pigeon Club, Paul Platz Young Bird Show, Fiesta Pigeon Show

Click on the image to view a full page version of the flyer.

Homemade Photo Booth for Pigeons

I constructed my own photo booth for taking picutes of pigeons at the shows I attend.  I will need to make it more portable.  The 1x6 wood panels with foam boards are light, but the front with cage wire and florenscent lights is heavy.  Each of the panels are connected using pocket screws and are taken apart for transporting from my home to the show and back.  There is a foot pedal like a sewing machine pedeal that turns the lights on/off as needed.  I also put the black board in front when there is a particularly flighty bird being photographed.

Pigeon On Demand Feeder

I somehow got on the email list for Frank's Trade and they sent me a message regarding their on demand feeder.  It works for chickens, ducks, and pigeons too.  They have a demo video on YouTube which shows their product in action.  Looks like a pretty cool concept.  There are other DIY feeders on YouTube which may be more to your liking

Pigeon Planking DigitalRev TV

I was viewing a number of YouTube videos to review various lenses for Canon.  Yes, I am putting together my wish list now for another lens for taking photographs at the various events I attend both for pigeon and non-pigeon themes.  Here is an interesting shot for you to ponder.

DigitalRev TV Canon 35mm Pigeon Planking

Elmer Urich

Elmer Urich Founder of the San Diego Metro Pigeon ClubWhen I was young, I went to a friend's house (circa 1969) who had Birmingham Rollers.  He had a beautiful looking bird which didn't look anything like the others.  It looked like a bald eagle with feathers on it's feet.  He told me it was a West of England Tumbler and

Dean Holcomb Passing

Dean HolcombOur pigeon hobby lost an outstanding person, friend, and West of England Tumbler breeder.  Dean Holcomb

Show Rules



Show rules are determined by the Board of Directors and Officers of the SDMPC.

San Diego Metro Pigeon Club Board Meeting Sept 20, 2015


San Diego Metro Pigeon Club Board of DirectorsThe Board of Directors of the San Diego Metro Pigeon Club met on Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:00 pm at the home of Bob Nolan in Dana point California. 

Oriental Rollers


Purebred Pigeon Cover - Oriental RollerI started raising oriental rollers because I got tired of the hawks and falcons attacking my Birmingham rollers. My thought was oriental rollers at least had a fighting chance since they were bred to train falcons in the old times.


Photographs from the 2007 NPA Grand National

Pigeon Breed: Zitterhal
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Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Pattern Tortoiseshell
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West of England Tumbler Pattern
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Baldhead
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West of England Tumbler Baldhead
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Mottle
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West of England Tumbler Mottle
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Black Self
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West of England Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Vienna Tumbler
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Vienna Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Valencia Figurita
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Valencia Figurita
Pigeon Breed: Thuringer Pouter
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Thuringer Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Texas Pioneer
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Texas Pioneer
Pigeon Breed: Swing Pouter
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Swing Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Starwitzer Pouter
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Starwitzer Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Spanish Barb
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Spanish Barb
Pigeon Breed: Show Racer
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Show Racer
Pigeon Breed: Oriental Roller
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Oriental Roller
Pigeon Breed: Show King
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Show King
Pigeon Breed: Show Flight
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Show Flight
Pigeon Breed: Short Faced Plain Head Helmet
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Short Faced Plain Head Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Short Faced Crested Helmet
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Short Faced Crested Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Scandaroon
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Pigeon Breed: Saxon Monk
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Saxon Monk
Pigeon Breed: Swallow
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Pigeon Breed: Saddleback Muffed Tumbler
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Saddleback Muffed Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Russian Tumbler
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Russian Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Romanian Naked Neck
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Romanian Naked Neck
Pigeon Breed: Racing Homer Flying
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Racing Homer Flying
Pigeon Breed: Portugese Tumbler
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Portugese Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Pomeranian Pouter
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Pomeranian Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Pygmy Pouter
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Pygmy Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Plain Head Medium Face Helmet
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Plain Head Medium Face Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Persian Roller
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Persian Roller
Pigeon Breed: Parlor Tumbler
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Parlor Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Parlor Roller
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Parlor Roller
Pigeon Breed: Oriental Frill
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Oriental Frill
Pigeon Breed: Old Dutch Capuchine
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Old Dutch Capuchine
Pigeon Breed: Nun
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Pigeon Breed: Mookee
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Pigeon Breed: Modena
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Pigeon Breed: Medium Faced Crested Helmet
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Medium Faced Crested Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Marchenereo Pouter
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Marchenero Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Magpie
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Pigeon Breed: Macedonian Turbit
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Macedonian Turbit
Pigeon Breed: Lahore
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Pigeon Breed: Komorner Tumbler
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Komorner Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Jacobin
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Pigeon Breed: Italian Owl
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Italian Owl
Pigeon Breed: Indian Fantail
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Indian Fantail
Pigeon Breed: Ice Pigeon
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Ice Pigeon
Pigeon Breed: Horseman Pouter
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Horseman Pouter
Pigeon Breed: German Turbit
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German Turbit
Pigeon Breed: German Double Crested Trumpeter
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German Double Crested Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: German Beauty Homer
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German Beauty Homer
Pigeon Breed: Genuine Homer
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Genuine Homer
Pigeon Breed: Galation High Flier
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Galation High Flier
Pigeon Breed: Giant Runt
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Giant Runt
Pigeon Breed: Gaditamo Pouter
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Gaditamo Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Frillback
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Pigeon Breed: Frankonian Trumpeter
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Frankonian Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: Flying Roller
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Flying Roller
Pigeon Breed: Flying Racing Homer - Saddle
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Flying Racing Homer - Saddle
Pigeon Breed: Fantail
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Pigeon Breed: Exhibition Homer
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Exhibition Homer
Pigeon Breed: English Trumpter
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English Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: English Pouter
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English Pouter
Pigeon Breed: English Carrier
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English Carrier
Pigeon Breed: Elster Pouter
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Elster Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Dutch Turbit
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Dutch Turbit
Pigeon Breed: Dutch Cropper
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Dutch Cropper
Pigeon Breed: Dragoon
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Pigeon Breed: Danzig High Flier
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Danzig High Flier
Pigeon Breed: Czech Ice Pouter
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Czech Ice Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Classic Old Frill
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Classic Old Frill
Pigeon Breed: Chinese Owl
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Chinese Owl
Pigeon Breed: Brunner Pouter
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Brunner Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Bokhara Trumpeter
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Bokhara Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: Bavarian Pouter
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Bavarian Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Barb
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Pigeon Breed: American Show Racer
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American Show Racer
Pigeon Breed: Arch Angel
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Arch Angel
Pigeon Breed: Antwerp
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Pigeon Breed: American Roller
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American Roller
Pigeon Breed: American Giant Homer
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American Giant Homer
Pigeon Breed: African Owl
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African Owl

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