There are many different opinions on what is best to feed a racing pigeon. There are a lot of different seed mix and pellet options, mixes, additives and “secrets” out there. I’ve read about many and there are many that I am not yet aware of.
There has been some successful racers who have switched to the Purina NutriBlend Pigeon Feed. This is a great concept and there is a lot of science behind Purina Mills. They simply offer a 14% protein feed (Gold), and an 18% protein feed. You mix the two feeds to obtain your desired percentage of protein. This allows you to keep the same feed and make adjustments according to need or time of year.
“The NutriBlend Feeding System represents a revolutionary breakthrough in pigeon nutrition. The NutriBlend System involves two products: Purina NutriBlend Green and Gold. NutriBlend Green is a high protein (and lower energy) diet. NutriBlend Gold is a high energy (and lower protein) diet. By blending the two products, you regulate the protein and energy levels of your birds’ diet, while maintaining optimum levels of all other nutrients.”