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The Pigeon & Loft section contains articles on game types (e.g. nest game), building up a loft, etc. It is ultimate source of information if you start racing pigeons but also useful for dyed-in-the-wool fanciers.

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(15/11/2012) From the end of the moult untill pairing up time. - Part I

The energy ability on which a pigeon can draw in a season are limited, so that when you prepare a pigeon for racing, you must not work it too hard so that it is able to draw on these reserves to the full when racing starts. For the reader who has read what we have written about the future

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(14/11/2012) Ichtor-kids op de Nationale Dagen van de reisduiven te Oostende

Vrijdag 16 en zaterdag 17 november tekenen de Ichtor-kids, hun duifjes en de Ichtor-duivenouders present op de duivenbeurs! Voortaan ook leuk voor kinderen om zo'n beurs te bezoeken, want zij kunnen bij deze stand aan allerlei activiteiten deelnemen.

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(13/11/2012) At this time of the year ... time for a break

Most of the pigeons have finished the moult by now. Some pigeons that have bred later in the year have some bald spots and some of the older pigeons are still dropping their primaries. It is important to keep them as calm as possible.

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(11/11/2012) About winter breeding - part II

Fanciers who are not familiar with the normal development of a pigeon will find it more difficult to recognise abnormalities and deviations from the normal development compared to a fancier with a thorough knowledge.

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(06/11/2012) About winter breeding - part I

Do not neglect the natural environment. Many fanciers are convinced that their breeding birds should live as close to the natural environment as possible in order to have strong and healthy young birds in the nest bowls.

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(03/11/2012) Moult and a good winter routine

In addition to a good moult and a good winter routine it is important to prepare for a successful season even before your pigeons are paired for breeding.

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(21/10/2012) Pigeons and oxygen consumption

We have a set of basic rules in pigeon racing that cannot be stressed enough. Every time you bring up the subject people will say: “That’s old news, I already knew that!”

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(18/10/2012) Concentra veilt sauna voor Een Hart voor Limburg

Concentra stelde in het verleden enkele duiven ter beschikking aan Duivencentrum België voor veertien wedstrijden. Een van hun duiven won een grote vlucht en Concentra kreeg daarvoor een sauna cadeau. Die sauna, t.w.v. 3500 euro, veilen ze nu. De opbrengst ervan gaat integraal naar een Hart voor Limburg.

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(14/10/2012) The origin of the Belgian racing pigeon: from rock dove to carrier pigeon - part II

To stick with the facts of Wittebouck: three of the four basic pigeon breeds, the tumbler, the ringbeater and the platneus pigeon have only been known since contemporary history. The tumbler was first mentioned by Aldrovandi and Willoughby.

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(12/10/2012) 29e editie Actie Zorgenkind op zondag 28 oktober 2012

Op zondag 28 oktober 2012 zal voor de 29ste keer Actie Zorgenkind zijn succesvolle tweevoudige verkoop van duiven ten voordele van het goede doel organiseren.

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(11/10/2012) Ichtor 2012: duifjes op de basisschool - multiperspectiviteit

Ichtorduifjes op de basisschool, pedagogisch-didactische invalshoek.

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(11/10/2012) The best pigeons now and in the past

About a hundred years ago (not two hundred years) we already had some pigeons that performed very well. They would in fact cover the distance between Bordeaux and Anwerp as fast as a pigeon could do today.

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(07/10/2012) The origin of the Belgian racing pigeon: from rock dove to carrier pigeon - part I

In two articles we take you back to the origins of the racing pigeon as we know it today. We begin our journey in Ancient China, many years before the start of the Christian Calendar.

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(06/10/2012) Vitality and fertility - the true value of a racing pigeon

To get a good idea of the value of a racing pigeon you should thoroughly examine the bird’s build. You should also determine the strong and weak points of the pigeon from its birth.

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(05/10/2012) Postduivenvereniging 'De Postduif' (Lekkerkerk, NL) organiseert forum op vrijdag 19 oktober

Alweer voor de zesde keer organiseert postduivenvereniging “De Postduif” uit Lekkerkerk (nu op vrijdag 19 oktober) haar forum. Dit forum is voor veel liefhebbers een winteractiviteit die vast in hun agenda is komen te staan en uitgegroeid tot een waar duivenspektakel.

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(05/10/2012) Fondclub Gewest Turnhout organiseert forumavond op 12 oktober

Fondclub Gewest Turnhout organiseert op vrijdag 12 oktober om 19.30u. een panelgesprek met Dirk Van Dyck, Miel Van den Branden, Gaston Van de Wouwer en Raf Herbots. De forumavond gaat door in zaal 'De Vriendenkring' in Oud-Turnhout.

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(30/09/2012) Selection methods: performance-based selection - part IV

Some time ago I was reading an interesting article about the selection of race horses based on their performance. Most fanciers select their pigeons on the basis of their performance as well. Since pigeons are often called the race horses of the sky I would like to further discuss the possibilities of a performance-based selection method for your pigeons.

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(29/09/2012) The more you select the more you win!

Making a selection in your loft comes down to selecting the birds that would form the strongest team for the racing season. A strict selection is important to have a good breed in the future. It helps you to find the good breeders in your loft who breed the best young birds, of which the value increases year after year.

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(27/09/2012) 29ste editie Actie Zorgenkind Limburg: info

Op zondag 28 oktober 2012 vindt in zaal Kermeta in Kermt de 29e editie van Actie Zorgenkind Limburg plaats.

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(22/09/2012) Selection methods: learn from the masters - part III

In the first part of the book 'A history of pigeon racing in Belgium' (Geschiedenis van de Belgische duivensport) by Jules Gallez there is a chapter that discusses the pigeons of the then world famous Huyskens-Van Riel family (p. 78).