Knesselare, Belgium. Jan. 12, 2011 - China's Yi Minna, the Chief Operating Officer at the PiPa pigeon auction house which organized the Roosen sale, watches pigeons at Pigeon Paradise. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
A wood netsuke of two pigeons By Tadakazu (Chuichi), 19th century
A racing pigeon named Bolt officially became the most expensive pigeon in the world earlier this week when a Chinese businessman bought him at auction for $400,000. The pigeon, who is named after Olympic superstar Usain Bolt, sold at Belgiums Pipa auction house, according to the AP. The previous record price for a pigeon was $322,000.