In 2017, the No Sweat Lofts are proud to announce the mating of two of the ugliest racing pigeons on the planet. The cock is a December, 2015 hatch and missed being able to be banded with a 2016 band by two days. BOTH of these YOUNG BIRDS flew 504 air miles in October, 2016. The flight they made was nothing short of miraculous; considering their almost total lack of training training and the conditions they endured in order to fly home. This is THE ONLY mating in 2017 wherein the NO SWEAT LOFTS are mating two of their 504 mile young birds which flew in 2016 back together. The red check cock is banded AU--2015--KY--8. And the Blue Check Hen is banded AU--2016--KY--128. She is a direct daughter out of "THE RED PAIR." And KY-6, R.C.C. is out of a black check cock which was sold to Mr. Yasuda in Japan. (a son of "OCALA" Blue Check Cock) and a red check hen out of "HARD CORE." 12439, Silver Cock and "LONGWINGS," , 1899, BLUE CHECK HEN. This mating certainly has some wonderful ugliness about it when looking upon the two birds, amen. But beyond those looks lies two pigeons which posses remarkable long-distance homing instincts and tremendous desires to come home no matter the terrain or weather. These two pigeons happen to love each other annd The No Sweat Lofts have decided to leave them together and strong;ly believe their young birds which they will produce will be outstanding long-distance racers. Again, this mating is steeped in "THE RED BLOOD."