19/12/2014 - 2014 will surly go down as one to remember here at Kingsmead School the project has had its most successful year ever both in and out of the classroom, there have been new arrivals to the project both of the feather variety and also with the addition to the team of students that look after the pigeons.
14/11/2014 - As a fancier we are susceptible to new ideas and innovations in pigeon racing. It is by chance that we stumbled across a product that dozens of fanciers were already talking about. This product called Wonder Pigeon was invented in Italy and its formula is patented worldwide.
29/06/2014 - The season has well and truly started at Kingsmead School. The past few months alterations were made to the loft for the start of the 2014 racing season. Some of Kingsmead's students got pigeons of their own and new sponsors became part of the Kingsmead School Project.
16/06/2014 - The new website 'Flying back to nature' was created, to educate schoolchildren of the benefits of nature and to introduce them to the world of pigeons. A second website, 'Secret messages', tells of the impact of racing pigeons during the two World Wars.
06/02/2014 - LDHA is the gene that stands for a lactate dehydrogenase enzyme in racing pigeons. This is an enzyme that is responsible for the recycling of lactate (into pyruvate) in the muscles. Pyruvate can be burned again by muscle fibres.
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.
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.
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?
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 - 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.
19/04/2010 - Pigeons wearing miniature backpacks containing tracking devices have revealed that the birds rapidly shift direction during flight in response to cues from the leading members of their group.
13/04/2010 - Over the last 13 years we have developed a family that has received 21 Ace pigeon awards in total and 7 of them are No.1 Ace Pigeons of all America. We know there are many roads to Rome. The destination in all cases is the same but not all prefer the same route.
30/03/2010 - 17 JULY 1937 National racec from Rome 713 birds. Organized by the "Club de la Porte de Chene," which was then located on Borgvalstraat in Brussels at the place where the "Colombe Joyeuse" was later established, the race was a real success.