25/11/2010 - I will give a concise description of the main pigeon foods and their most striking properties. Firstly we have the cereals which are rich in carbohydrates and only contain little to very little crude fibre.
18/11/2010 - In «De Belgische Duivensport», I wrote an article about the moult in which I said «the moult is a natural function which, in normal circumstances, is completed without any special remedies from the manager.
12/11/2010 - Paratyphoid is caused by a Salmonella bacteria. This Salmonella var. Copenhagen is specific for pigeons. Although this disease is widely acknowledged by pigeon fanciers it is still an underestimated illness.
28/10/2010 - The sickness streptococcosis is a frequent disorder by pigeons. It is caused by a bacteria Streptococcus gallolyticus and in addition to paratyfus and chlamydiosis it is one of the most common bacterial pigeon diseases.
23/10/2010 - Panders are always seeking methods by which the pigeons may be urged to race home faster. One cannot hope to find a better jockey to assist in this matter than the pigeon's own natural instinct.
19/10/2010 - The auction which ends this weekends is the total auction (minus young birds) of one of the top lofts of The Netherlands. Jo & Florian Hendriks worked themselves up to the top of The Netherlands on the middle distance / one day long distance. An unseen series of topbreeders and topracers are offered here! Take a look to the auction by clicking 'Pigeons for sale'.
18/10/2010 - Today the Jewels of the Sky October part 5 up to and including 8 ended, as well as a.o. the Aelbrecht & De Rauw-Sablon collection from Ivan Baetens. Both auctions were an overwhelming success!
15/10/2010 - One of the most prestigious Acebird titles each year is the Acebird grand middle distance KBDB. Astronomical amounts are paid/offered every year to the person who has managed to win this title...this year it was even more special....
13/10/2010 - Just a few days have passed since the announcement of the KBDB National Acepigeons, and PiPa already started with an auction which includes children, brothers, sisters to some of the 1st National Acepigeons KBDB. Next to this top quality auction we also offer you the best old breeders and racers of Goosens-Druart, by insiders known as a loft with very high potential! Then we also have the auction of 2 of the biggest One Loft Races in Europe, Europa Classic and Emerald Classic. All these auctions end today! Take a look by clicking 'Pigeons for sale' in your menu.
12/10/2010 - Around mid September, our birds' last round of youngsters is weaned. By then, our birds have all been on eggs for a few days, and the moult has set in. Once all the youngsters are weaned, the old birds coats seem to fall apart.
22/09/2010 - At the time when PiPa started with the sale of a few pigeons on the website… it was the intention not to just sell ‘any’ pigeons… but right from the beginning to strive to only sell the ‘best’ pigeons… pigeons which could give your pigeon colony more ‘value’. An objective which later became the ‘slogan’… under which the PiPa-auctions were posted.
06/07/2010 - Barcelona 2010 was in all aspects a special flight. As for us at PiPa. The visitors record was again pulverized and eventually almost doubled! Our dedicated server couldn't handle the peak in visitors and went down.
30/06/2010 - In my past articles on performance and selection I covered My 6 Common Denominator Grading System plus our family of birds that have worked very well for us, clients and friends. Every once in a while we should ask ourselves, are we as a breeder really going in the right direction?
20/05/2010 - The first national race on the programme will take place this weekend. As is the habit, we will publish on our site all the race information and results hot off the press. To make sure everything goes smoothly we have completely refurbished the component "Racing season (Inter)National"! Here below an overview of what you can expect.
10/05/2010 - A fast way to the top using both selection and performance. In this article I will cover key breeders from 4 out of our 5 pigeon families that were all selected from top performance lofts using our 6 Common Denominators Grading System.
10/05/2010 - A unique chance to obtain reinforcements with an eye to the future. We rang the bells of the national and international toppers in search of something from the very best of their colony. A pigeon out their top couple, out their Ace pigeon, out their national winner ... One for one originating from ‘world toppers’ from the previous sport season, 2009.
10/05/2010 - It is a known fact that most pigeon fanciers are always grumbling and displeased with what faces them. This observation is a timely one, and to convince oneself, one only has to go to the clubhouse at the time the clocks are being brought in to be checked.
28/04/2010 - Every year PiPa organizes a ‘Support Auction’ to close the current auction season. This year we have decided to donate the profit of € 9000 to the PPN, Promotie Postduivenport Nederland (Promotion Pigeon sport in the Netherlands)..