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First time posting on this site. Up until today I actually thought stackexchange was actually a programming forum thing, heh.

Anyway, I'm writing a medieval, low tech fantasy novel and I'm wondering if you think the training of crows to carry messages makes sense? I know plenty of fantasy uses pigeons and ravens, but I'm set on using crows as it ties in with some parts of my world's religion.

So, yeah? Sound feasible or does it just make you roll your eyes?

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  • $\begingroup$ Should be feasible. $\endgroup$ – Bellerophon Jun 18 '17 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ Hi! Welcome to Worldbuilding! I think this question has been asked before. Maybe you will find your answer(s) here: worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/42/… $\endgroup$ – wetcircuit Jun 18 '17 at 12:58
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    $\begingroup$ @wetcircuit You should flag as duplicate. $\endgroup$ – Noah Cristino Jun 18 '17 at 13:08
  • $\begingroup$ Can't it be both, feasible and a bit dumb because so cliché since game of thrones became that popular? $\endgroup$ – Raditz_35 Jun 18 '17 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2549 ( IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service) $\endgroup$ – vodolaz095 Jun 18 '17 at 16:41
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Using crows would have the same plausibility of using ravens (or owls, or some other bird).

AFAIK pigeons are the only ones actually used in practice because their natural instinct makes them return to their nest even after being taken afar. Other birds have similar instincts (e.g.: swallows) but neither crows nor ravens share it (AFAIK).

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