If you have any questions please email me at (click on this)  goldstarlofts@gmail.com and I will get right back with you.  Or you can call me at home at
618-585-3624 between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CST 7 days a week
Racing Pigeons for Sale
Note: Prices and availability are subject to change at any time.  
Prices do not include shipping charges unless stated
See below list of birds FOR SALE!  Page updated 9/5/18
Note:  Overall we do not lose many birds so we must sell them as we have no room for them all.   This family of birds I have developed give it their all and try
hard to get home.  
They don't give up and they can stay in the air all day long.  This is why they are good on long hard races (we won 14, yes fourteen 600-mile
races)  and they do well over the water racing I have been told.  These are the kind of birds you need to win average speed because you have to have birds left to
race at the end of the season.    
These birds are racing homers that "don't quit"!

The one thing none of us has to spare is TIME  (life is too short) so don't waste it trying to breed really good birds, get some
NOW and start breeding them right away!
 
Believe me it still takes TIME to build a good competitive team but it is worth the fun you have THEN.
You need to obtain
proven performance birds to breed from.  Remember, the key is in the performance of the bird and NOT eye sign, NOT fancy strain
names, NOT in the drugs you give them, NOT what some fellow in Europe did years ago
, and NOT because you paid 5,000.00 for a pair of breeders.  
Find birds with time tested performance at the distance with many winners/breeders of winners in their pedigree.

THEN you have the birds that have the GENES to create MORE very good race birds!  
YOU will win with these birds and breed winners from them and be one of the few in the world with the "Goldstar" blood.

Everyone who has purchased our Goldstar birds has been extremely happy with the results.  (see the testimonials on the Contact Us page).  They have won many races and
average speeds for lofts in all areas of the US.  Over and over again they are put against top birds from all over the US (fellows that buy kits from us as well as else where)
and the Goldstars end up out performing them all!
We guarantee you will be pleased with every bird or they will be replaced (if notified within the first 30 days) at no cost other than shipping.  (bird or band may be required to be returned)  Of course birds may not be
available immediately as we have and keep very few (but high quality) birds on hand.

Shipping fees for birds are as follows:
(within continental US) new costs as of 10/1/16.  Alaska is slightly more and Hawaii is much more due to health papers needed.
Note:  I always fully insure the birds plus postal rates have went up recently.

Shipping for 1 to 3 young birds or 1 to 2 old birds 80.00
Shipping for 4 to 6 young birds or 3 to 4 old birds 110.00
We have and can ship to Taiwan and Hawaii and other countries (maybe) through special exporters.  We should be able to ship to PR as well but these places cost extra due to
health papers and distance.  Fees will have to be quoted from the exporter and are over and above the cost to ship the birds to him.  It is very expensive to ship a small amount of
birds (say 1 to 4 or so).  Usually less (per bird) when 6 to 8 or more birds are shipped.  You may want to get with a friend(s) and order more birds to cut the price per bird.
Note: we reserve the right to refuse to sell to certain people and or locales.  *If you buy young bird kits to race we will not sell YB kits to anyone else in your club  
or combine if you wish (and you must tell us who they are).  The same with breeders if you purchase more than a couple pairs.  *You must be a good customer
and preferably have the desire to develop and maintain the "Goldstar" strain.  You will be unique by being the only fellow in your area with this strain.  (and you
will WIN with them!)   Try them and when you see how good they are you will want more.  By just adding a pair or two a year or a kit or two in time you will have
the kind of birds you will always have come home no matter the weather or distance.   You will have your own version of the Goldstar strain.
Quality Guaranteed!   
We are not here to sell poor quality birds and or to peddle birds for the sole purpose of making money.   Our purpose to breed a better long distance racing pigeon and to help
fellow fanciers compete with and develop their own line of Goldstar birds, this is our goal.  With young birds it is possible to get a bird once in a while that does not thrive and
develop into a nice racing homer type bird.   If this happens to one of the birds you got from us please let me know and I will replace it with another FREE of charge
.   With old
birds you will know within days if not minutes that the bird is of good quality.   With old birds we are taking a chance with every mating that they will click and raise winners for us.  
Sometimes it takes years before we realize they are not doing what we want out of them.   Most all our old birds have pedigrees with many 600-mile winners in them so they
should carry the blood (genes) to develop MORE distance winners.

With 30-day old young birds they can change as they develop.  I understand it can take a month or two or more to see that a bird is not going to turn out so well.   Please let me
know if you get a young bird in your kit that does not thrive and appear to be a bird that will compete (or breed) due to its body etc.  I will replace this bird with another young bird
the next year when you buy another kit.   I may ask you to send the band back to me should this happen.   Information about the birds helps me with my breeding program so I can
determine whether the mating is good or a bad one.   

Losing birds does not constitute replacement birds.  Birds can be lost due to wires, hawks, theft, etc.  Losing birds can be due to unseen illnesses, poor handling, disastrous
training or races etc.   The Goldstars here simply do not get lost (at least VERY few do here).   They are distance birds so they may be considered slow maturing birds.  However,
they do win 300 and 400-mile Concourse races as young birds!!!!!!!

Again if you feel one of the young birds you received in a kit is not of the quality you expected let me know and with your next order I will give you a free bird or discount for a free
bird or give you a credit or discount off of a breeder.  Note:  With any free replacement birds you must pay for the shipping to get the bird to you.   I don't mind giving you another
bird for replacement but you must cover the shipping expenses.

To compete you need good birds AND they must be healthy, even super healthy, if you want to be at the top.  You have to do what it takes to get the birds to that point of super
healthy through you handling techniques.  I will gladly help you with that if you ask me and will send you a schedule of what I do to get the birds ready to race.  However, I by no
means am an expert at this but I try and I learn on going every year.

Birds for sale!  See below. Email me (Steve) your interest and I will contact you.  Email address is
goldstarlofts@gmail.com Phone number is 618-585-3624


NOTE: pictures and pedigrees are thumbnails so click to enlarge, then hit the arrow in left corner to come back to this page.
To pay immediately to get the birds out ASAP simply get a Money Order or "Money Gram" (at Walmart & other places) and mail it Priority or first class
mail!  
Even faster and easier, do a Walmart to Walmart money transfer for only about 9.00!  (any Walmart)

From the Racing Pigeon Digest interview with Randall Berky (Oct 15, 2010) Randall says "Acquire birds that have many
ancestors on the pedigrees that are either winners or breeders of winners - preferably both qualities in each ancestor, because
that means you have a strong family of birds."
   
These Goldstars have this kind of pedigree, full of winners and breeders of winners!  This is a family of proven birds.  The genes are there!
I do not sell birds locally which includes the southern half of Illinois and the northern half of Missouri.  
Also,
buyers must be AU, or IF, or CU members.
My email address is goldstarlofts@gmail.com or call 618-585-3624
Young bird kits:  No kits available at this time.
Baby's out of flying loft six for 600.00, out of breeders may be available* at 200.00 each (discounted if several are ordered).  
* = usually May or June hatches
Send a 200.00 deposit if you want one of the first kits available.
(note shipping depends on when I can get six birds about 30 days old.  Birds are put together Feb 14th so approximate shipping is mid April.

They will all be down from some of my fourteen 600-mile winners and or their close relatives.  They will be suitable for breeding from and or racing in competition.    You will be
more than pleased with these birds!  Unless you buy more than 6 birds I highly suggest you stock the 6 and breed from them the next spring.  If you get three pairs which can
produce you 12 to 18 babies to fly next year plus you can raise some late ones to add more Goldstars to your breeding program.  This way you can get enough birds to really
observe what they can and will do for you.  You need birds that have a GOOD proven gene pool to work with.   
I have very few birds so what you will get is out of my very
best.  You do realize that not all birds will be winners plus we all have the hawk problem etc so having more than 6 to work with will be better.
I dare you to compare a kit of these 6 birds to ANY you purchase from anyone else.  After two years you will see you have more Goldstars left and they
will have out raced and out bred any other kit of 6 you might buy.  I know because I have been told this over and over by fanciers that have acquired
these birds.
All Goldstar birds come with detailed Hawkeye pedigrees.  Ask for pedigrees sent to you NOW to see the history of each birds family.
I will email or snail mail them to you to review and see for your self.   You will know what you are getting before you purchase them.

Two birds shipping is the same price as one bird (shipping cost 80.00) and 4 birds (4 old birds or 6 young birds) shipping fees (cost 110.00) are the
same for 3 birds so it is wise to buy 2 or 4 or 6 or 8 birds.  Plus I will give you a discount for quantity.  Cost includes box and FULL insurance.

Note about insurance:  I have been told several times that most sellers of birds do not insure their shipments, therefore the PO only gives them a
100.00 per box insurance.  If anything happens to the birds (which is rare) then they will have to replace the birds or refund your money.  Since you
are counting on these birds then we will just replace the birds with "other" birds (if and when available).  Thankfully I have never had a shipment lost or
birds dead but there is always a chance.  My birds have value and all are special so I pay to fully insure them because they are that special and it is
worth the few dollars extra.  I just can not go out and pick 6 more birds out because I raised those 6 just for you.  I do not have a pigeon factory like
other "feather merchants".  The Goldstars are special and are limited.

A Note about the bird pictures.  As you can see these bird pictures are not doctored at all.  I use a rather cheap camera by todays standards and put
the birds in a box in my shed and take a couple pictures and pick the best one.  So the birds are far better than their pictures show.  Birds are in the
molt as well on some pictures.  Everyone who has ever received birds from us have been more than happy with them and you will to.

You will love these beauties and you will produce excellent birds from them.   This could be the foundation of your own special Goldstar family of birds.  Have
something different no one else has in your area.  As an on-going Goldstar customer I will not sell to any other loft in your area (but let me know your area).  If
you want to have the similar success that I have had, you need a good foundation of these birds so as to create as many mating scenarios as possible
incorporating the many winners in each race birds pedigree.  (there are several 600-mile winners in each birds pedigrees)   You will have fun studying the
pedigrees and trying special matings.   You can not find better birds at these kind of prices ANYWHERE!
You can not buy this kind of quality of racing pigeon for such a low price anywhere! If you have not been in this sport for a
long time I doubt you have birds as good as these.  They should improve almost any lofts performance very much.
Hint: The BEST scenario for one to obtain a good racing team that will compete in all races and especially the long distance races:  Buy a 6-bird kit
of Goldstar young birds and stock them.  Next spring breed them together according to pedigree so as not to breed too closely as they are all related
somewhat.  Fly some of them if you wish but stock selected birds from each pair.
The following spring your stock loft will have perhaps 8 pair of pure Goldstars.  Now you will have a loft full of birds with the genes of many 600-mile
winners.  Once established then bring in or mate some of these Goldstars to a GOOD bird from outside or bird distantly related to the Goldstars.  
Some of my best racers are crosses, however it is hard to find quality birds to cross into them.  I try a couple of birds out side the blood line every
year and it is hard to find a really good one but I think I have such a hen now.  She is the right size and of Aarden blood as well.

You must know that no matter even if the pedigree is full of 600-mile winners, not every bird will be a winner.  It just does not happen that all birds
are good.  However, with the genes so abundant that are down from quality birds, some will be outstanding racing pigeons.  You must work with
them and help them mature into a champion.  Test them and weed out slow birds (these may be good breeders rather than racers).
Email address is goldstarlofts@gmail.com         phone number is 618-585-3624 (8 AM to 8 PM CST)
Email address is goldstarlofts@gmail.com  Phone number is 618-585-3624 (8AM to 8 PM CST)
Email address is goldstarlofts@gmail.com  Phone number is 618-585-3624 (8 AM to 8 PM CST)
Old bird breeders and late hatches listed below.   We have a small inventory of birds because we keep ONLY the best. Prices are
based on each bird if only buying that bird.  Large discounts given when multiple birds are purchased.  You will save on shipping
expenses as well.  ** Buy any 2 birds and deduct 100.00 off the total, buy any 4 birds and deduct 200.00 off the total**
AU 2011 STAR 5160 BCwf Hen

This bird's parents are the basis of the Goldstar breed, father 0082 (PauL) and mother
2011 (Miss Goldstar) are birds that are in every original Goldstar bird in the loft.  Paul a
500-mile day bird Concourse winner who bred a 600-mile day bird Concourse winner and
Miss Goldstar who was a Concourse day bird 600-mile winner and bred a 600-mile day
bird.   Off spring of these birds have won hundreds of races and or diplomas.  I have her
sister and a brother to her left so have decided to let her go as most of my other breeders
have this blood line in them as well.  As I keep very few birds and have retired race team
birds coming into the breeding loft I have to make room.   

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The price of this fine hen is 300.00
AU 2016 ILL 9776 BC Hen

Goldstar cross with Bob Koch cock.  Very nice handling and a good looking bird.  Was on
race team and is very consistently in the clock among the first birds home.  She should be
an excellent breeder considering her pedigree.  Nice feather and great body.  Would be
good with any Goldstar cock bird.



The price on this hen is only 200.00
AU 2014 DMC 6573 BC Hen

This hen is 3/4 pure Goldstar and 1/4 Jan Aarden off of two CBS birds that goes back to the
famous "Braakhuis 24" a Jan Aarden from Europe.  This bird has bred me several diploma
winning birds.  



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The price for this hen is only 200.00
AU 2017 STAR 3771 BC Cock

Late hatch cock extra bird not flown or bred from.  Nice cock with great pedigree down from
many Goldstar long distance winners.  His mother, 1577, won a 200-mile Combine recently.  
Father, 5218, one of the most consistent birds I have ever owned.  He is 1/4 Jan Aarden
from a great Koch hen 1161 which blends great with the Goldstars.  1161 has bred 3
winners with 3 different cocks.


The price for this cock is only 200.00
Below are 2018 late hatches.    Email is goldstarlofts@gmail.com  Phone number is 618-585-3624
AU 2018 STAR 5872 DC Cock (looks like)
This birds grand mother is a two time 600-mile winner.  2016 she was the only day bird on
the north side (Illinois combine) coming home at dark.

The price for this bird is only 200.00
AU 2018 STAR 5873 DC Hen (looks like)
This birds grand mother is a two time 600-mile winner.  2016 she was the only day bird on
the north side (Illinois combine) coming home at dark

The price for this bird is only 200.00
Birds hatched July, no pictures taken yet.
AU 2018 STAR 5876 DC Hen (looks like)
Father, 1369, a 500-mile Combine winner with multiple other diploma wins.  This birds aunt,
1369's sister 5199, different nest, a 600-mile winner with multiple other diploma wins.  Those
two birds are by far the best race birds I have had in the last 10 years.

The price for this bird is only 200.00