World's Most Expensive Pigeon Sells for $328K
Chinese tycoon snaps it up for racing
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2012 6:54 PM CST
This pigeon on a rooftop would go for considerably less than $328,000.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Who knew? A pigeon, apparently a very fast pigeon, has sold for a record $328,000, notes the Wall Street Journal. A Chinese tycoon named Hu Zhen Yu bought the Dutch bird in an online auction run by the company Pipa. It will presumably be a rock star in the world of pigeon racing, a sport popular in some parts of Europe that wealthy Chinese have begun pursuing. As the UK's Telegraph notes, that development isn't sitting well with everyone.

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Feb 2, 2012 8:12 AM CST
The previous owner was the Dutch queen so was this his entry ticket into dealings with the Dutch or was it in recognition of doing biz there?
Feb 2, 2012 8:00 AM CST
*Gravy and onions not included...
Feb 1, 2012 7:18 PM CST
I hope a hawk eats it all up on its maiden flight. Three hundred plus thousand bucks is too much money to spend on a fucking bird.