From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Ruben & Lefty

March 19, 2012 by
Filed under: Bronx, Hunts Point, Hunts Point Bronx 

Lefty and Rubin: Tremont Bronx

Chris Arnade (who took the above photo) writes:

Rubin called me this week and told me I had to come up and see something amazing. One of his pigeons had given birth to a baby with only one wing. Both Rubin and Vinny, life-long pigeon keepers, had never seen anything like it in over 40 years of flying and breeding pigeons.

They let me know that they were going to do everything they could to make sure the pigeon stayed healthy and safe. When the mothers start trying to push the babies out of the nest (in a few weeks) they will transfer this one to a special cage they built. They still haven’t come up with a name yet, although they are leaning towards “Lefty.” I suggested “Wingy” or “Uno,” but they are welcoming other suggestions.


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