NEW ULM — Not even a pandemic can stop Minnesota’s oldest pigeon and poultry club, the Brown County Pigeon & Poultry Association (BCPPA).
The group that has promoted friendship and sportsmanship for more than a century, held a bird and small animal swap and show day at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday.
The event drew a number of people passionate about pigeons and chickens.
As of Sunday, the pigeon and poultry group listed 998 members on its Facebook site.
Attendees included Emily and Marilyn Pickel of Winthrop.
“I like the poultry community and friendly competition. The people are very friendly,” Marilyn Pickel said.
For Harold Scott of North Mankato, it’s the cooing of his ring-necked doves in the morning and at night.
“I love the sound they make,” Scott said.