Busi­ness takes flight

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IT MIGHT be a rather un­usal busi­ness idea, but Childers woman Joey Regan has taken her love of birds and made it into a ven­ture un­like any other.

Af­ter putting in many hours of re­search, train­ing and breed­ing birds, An­gel Wings Doves is gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity.

Ms Regan said the birds could be re­leased on spe­cial oc­ca­sions, with doves re­turn­ing to their home to do it all again.

A LO­CAL woman has turned her love of birds into a new, rather unique busi­ness ven­ture.

While it’s early days yet, Joey Regan said she was amazed at how her new busi­ness, An­gel Wings Doves, has taken off.

An­gel Wings Doves started out as a mere idea of Ms Regan’s a num­ber of years ago, where she dreamt of re­leas­ing doves for such spe­cial oc­ca­sions as weddings and chris­ten­ings.

Af­ter end­less hours of re­search, train­ing and breed­ing the birds, the Childers res­i­dent de­vel­oped her busi­ness to the point where she is now in de­mand.

Ms Regan said the white dove sym­bol­ised love and peace and was the per­fect way to com­mem­o­rate spe­cial oc­ca­sions.

But in­stead of us­ing doves, Ms Regan uses white rac­ing pi­geons due to their hom­ing in­stincts.

She ex­plained that once the pi­geons were re­leased, which can be any num­ber of kilo­me­tres away, the birds found their way back home, ready to do it all again.

Ms Regan, who has been breed­ing white rac­ing pi­geons for about two years, said she couldn’t be hap­pier with their progress and was con­fi­dent the birds would re­turn home safely.

“I’m just re­ally happy with the way they’re work­ing with me,” she said.

“It’s in them, so I’ve just been train­ing them to come out of the bas­ket.

“The pi­geons are very fas­ci­nat­ing when you start to learn about them.”

Ms Regan of­fi­cially launched her busi­ness late last month, where she re­leased a bird at her brother-in-law’s grave.

Since then the an­i­mal lover, who has been in­un­dated with in­quiries, has se­cured a wed­ding job in Glad­stone and will at­tend a wed­ding expo at Agnes Wa­ter.

Next year Ms Regan will at­tend an An­zac Day ser­vice at Childers and re­lease 21 birds for the 21gun salute.

To learn more about the busi­ness, check out the An­gel Wings Doves Face­book page.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET BUN150814JOE1

PHOTO: MAX FLEET BUN150814JOE5

AN­GEL WINGS: An­gel Wings Doves owner Joey Regan re­leases birds for all oc­ca­sions.

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