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About the NBRC

The National Birmingham Roller Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the flying and breeding of the Birmingham Roller Pigeon. Through a combination of regional and national events, the NBRC fosters a camaraderie within its members.

With members in every state and across several countries, the NBRC strives to unite the breeders of Birmingham Rollers with the goal of sharing and learning from each other and from our birds.

Every year the culmination of our passion to breed top performers is exemplified with the National Championship Fly. During the early spring and fall, hundreds of competitors across the country fly their best kits in hopes of landing a coveted qualifying position for the final fly.


Congratulations to all of the 11 Bird Fliers.  


Congratulations to Gabe Glenn on winning the 11 Bird 2022 fly!

11 Bird Final Scores- Judge Danny Galarza

3B Region- Gabe Glenn 702 points 6/6/2022

13 Region- Don Ouellette 361 points 6/15/2022

3B Region-Gabe Glenn 339 points 6/7/20022

9D Region- Marshall Duncan 319 points 6/13/2022

3A Region-Andy Ott 314 points 6/5/5002

8A Region- Rick Schoening 285 points 5/21/2022

7A Region- Hunter Siggard  277 points 5/8/2022

9F Region- Derrick Washington 257 points 6/11/2022

1D Region- Vasva Kesedzic 235 points 5/16/2022

7A Region- Guil Rand 233 points 5/9/2022

9G Region- Manny Moreno 196 points 6/12/2022

1E Region- Brian Longest 195 Points 7/10/2022

1A Region- Paul Denier 191 Points 5/14/2022

9B Region- Brian McCormick 191 points 5/25/2022

2B Region- Marco Solorio 186 points 5/13/2022

3B Region- Wayne Cumberworth 182 points 6/6/2022

9G Region- Robert Johnson 172 points 6/12/2022

7B Region – Charlie Gonzalez   169 points  5/3/2022

9C Region-Dennis Busse 168 points 6/8/2022

1E Region- Chris Cox 167 Points 7/10/2022

8B Region-Rick Mee 165 points 5/24/2022

9G Region-Mike Ayala 146 points 6/12/2022

4A Region-Ma Lee 146 points 6/1/2022

6B Region- Johnnie Williams  137 Points 5/4/2022

14 Region- Marlon Garnett 134 points 6/14/2022

8C Region-Scott Brandt 129 Points 5/18/2022

1D Region -Jay Yandle 126 points 5/17/2022

3A Region- Troy Copeland 125 points 6/3/2022

8B Region- Rick Mee 122 points 5/23/2022

5 Region- Jack Wood  119 points  5/11/2022

3A Region- Clyde Davis 116 points 6/4/2022

8A Region-Tony Hatoum 111 points 5/22/2022

8C Region- Austin Benjamin 110 Points 5/18/2022

9G Region- Shawn Norwood 107 points 6/12/2022

6C Region -Kevin Monroe  103 points 5/5/2022

4A Region – Sai / Jay Vang 103 points 6/1/2022

9C Region- Dennis Busse 90 points 6/8/2022

7C Region- Erwin Lopez  85 points 5/10/2022

14 Region-Marlon Garnett 84 points 6/14/2022

5 Region- J.D. (Doc) Smiley 81 Points 5/12/2022

6C Region- Mark Cornelison 63 Points 5/5/2022

9G Region- Alonzo Johnson 41 points 6/12/2022

9F Region- Jay Ventress 15 points 6/10/2022

2A Region-Don Greene 10 points 5/15/2022

6A Region-Huey Conn  DQ  5/7/2022

8C Region- Ken Billings DQ 5/18/2022

3A Region-Bobby Reynolds DQ 6/5/2022

9D Region- Arthur Garland DQ 6/13/2022

A special thanks to John Kelly -Fly Director  & Danny Galarza for judging!

A special thanks to both gentleman’s family for allowing them to put in the time to do these flies.


Tennessee Futurity Final Fly- September 24,2022.

Ruben Solorio 855 Johnson Crossroads,Jacks Creek, TN 38347

Fly, Auction of donated birds, and social gathering.

Contact: Ruben Solorio for specifics. 731-608-3600






NBRC MODOC Futurity 2022

Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You need not be a NBRC member to enter but prizes will be reduced for those that are not members at the time the birds are started to be judged. Birds will be accepted May 1st – June 25th. The 2022-2023 classic will start in July 2022. All birds should arrive by the end of June, with the final fly in June 2023 with the auction to follow at NBRC.US.


The entry fee is $25

The perch fee is $25

The total cost for one bird is the entry fee plus the perch fee: $50

Entries and perch fees for a total of $50 should be sent to:

Danny Sturgeon or PayPal account: dannysturgeon@gmail.com

14470 Monroe Rd 1059

Madison, Mo. 65263

For the entire rules look under “Competition”, NBRC MODOC Futurity Fly on this page.

Ma Lee 2-birds
Charles Ripple- 3 birds
Johnny Isabel- 3 birds
Lamar Jackson- 2 birds
T.J Jackson-3 birds
Don Macauley- 3 birds
The following members have submitted entries for the Tennessee Futurity. Each has entered 2 birds.
  1. John Van Hook
  2. Bobby Reynolds
  3. Billy Reynolds
  4. George Ruiz
  5. Henry Lumpkins
  6. Rayford Lewis
  7. Sam White
  8. Don Macauley
  9. Ken Billings
  10. Marco Solorio
  11. Leon Kocisk
  12. Arturo Solorio
  13. Jose Solorio
  14. Austin Benjamin
  15. David Murray
  16. Daniel Foster
  17. Wayne Cumberworth
  18. Daniel Sturgeon
  19. Jay Ventress
  20. Dave Henderson
  21. Tim Paustian
  22. Steve Rose
  23. Gabe Glenn
  24. Jerry Chacon

Those needing bands 7.5 & 8 mm

Those needing bands quickly can order from the store with shipping the next day. We have 7.5 mm and 8 mm which are numbered and have the lettering 22Roller on each band. To order click on the link “shop” and then click on the link “bands”. Once there pick between small order of bands



8mm yellow or 7.5 mm light blue. You must be logged in to order. Price includes shipping within the USA!








Convention News

Click on the link “The NBRC Conventions” for further information on the 2022 convention, under “The Organization”.


Find us on Facebook

Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nbrconline/

You can access it by clicking the link in the address .   It is a very active page with lots of good information being shared.


What is a Birmingham Roller Pigeon?

John McDougall’s Flying American Roller – black beard OC. Photo from 1989. I first started flying rollers in 1944. These blacks were developed from a red cock × black hen that Bill Schreiber gave me around 1972

The Birmingham Roller Pigeon is a domesticated member of the bird family Columbidae. In particular, the Roller distinguishes itself by its ability to “roll”, or summersault backward in rapid, tight rotations. The rolling can be so fast on its axis that the pigeon resembles a ball of feathers spinning in mid-air.

Birmingham Rollers, like all domestic pigeons, possess a homing ability that drives them to return to where they feel safe and where they find sustenance. With this natural ability, enthusiasts launch groups (also known as kits) of Rollers into the air to watch and awe at their synchronized acrobatics. During the competition, these birds are judged on a variety of factors, including the number of birds rolling simultaneously, the depth of the roll, and the quality of the roll, as well as “kitting” (grouping or flocking) ability.

Noted past roller man and past President Nick Siders shared this short article edited from writing by Graham Dexter.

What does a proper Birmingham Roller need to do to be worth watching?

The roller should roll over backward holding its wings up to a parallel point at the top of its axis and on the wings on the downstroke should also finish when parallel. This gives the illusion, if fast enough, of a smooth spinning ball. When seen from below it may present as a spinning ‘H’ or if the wings go slightly in the parallel position it may look like an ‘A’. When the wings do not reach a full parallel point before commencing the downward stroke it may appear like an ‘X’ from below. For most novices, the most important thing to note is that when the bird is rolling and viewed from the side at a right angle, it should give the impression of either a solid ball or a ball with a hole through the middle.

Pensom’s ‘considerable distance’ should be long enough for the viewer to see it start, notice its shape, speed, and style, and whether the bird stops correctly. If the roll is too short the viewer will not have enough time to do all this.

The proper Birmingham Roller should start cleanly and sharply in the roll, roll in a straight line, show no change in speed or style throughout the duration of the roll, and stop cleanly, facing the same direction the kit is flying.

The bird should be capable of rolling frequently at least once a minute or more often. More important it should roll with the kit and as often as it rolls and should be able to roll throughout the duration of the fly. – Graham Dexter (edited)


J. Leroy Smith standing at a table on the right of the table with glasses, William Penson on left sitting on the table, Howard McCully on left kneeling and Stan Plona on right in white shirt