Teotihuacán Pigeon Loft (TPL) was born from a lot of ideas and experiences that I have had during my 40 years as a racing pigeon fancier. In 2009 the construction of the loft was planned to offer modern facilities, comfort and healthy spaces to pigeons, basic needs to satisfy in order to compete positively in long distance racing.
This is an opportunity for fanciers from Mexico and other countries to race pigeons in a one loft that offers unique long distance racing with high competitive standards. I am convinced that TPL will boost the development of a larger base of Mexican racing pigeon fanciers specially the ones interested in long distance racing. This project is comparable to those racing pigeon tournaments existing in Belgium, the birthplace of this great sport.
The facilities were designed taking ideas from different pigeon lofts that I have visited located not only in North America, but also in South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa including the One Million Dollar Pigeon Race of South Africa. In all these places I have been very fortunate to meet great fanciers open to share their knowledge and ideas from whom I have learnt as much as possible. In addition, they allowed me to observe and analyze their facilities in order to design TPL facilities as efficiently as possible.
After much effort, Teotihuacan Pigeon Loft started its testing phase in August 2012 when 50 of my pigeons were lodged to test TPL performance. These pigeons have been flown and trained for 18+ months and are in great shape.
Teotihuacan Pigeon Loft features:
- 12 sections to accommodate 60 birds each (720 in total)
- 26 sections for breeding , 20m² (23.9 square yards)
- A 140m² (167 square yards) resting and sun area for pigeon comfort.
Official kick-off at Teotihuacan on January 25, 2014
1) Pigeon reception
The reception of pigeons will be from February 1st to February 28th, 2014.
The cost of a 3 pigeon team is €250.00.
3) Pigeon replacement
There will be lost and/or injured pigeon replacement from April 1st to April 15th 2014.
4) Pigeon replacement purchasing option
Have you lost your pigeons? Do not worry. If a fancier has lost his participating pigeons by the end of November 2014, he will have the option to buy for €25 each, pigeons that would replace his lost pigeons. For this purpose Teotihuacan Pigeon Loft will have 50 pigeons who have been training with the whole group of participanting pigeons. The purchasing may be done only during the first fortnight of December 2014. The pigeons sold will become entire property of the purchaser at the end of the contests.
5) Training program 2014
Sunday October 19 30 Km 18.6 miles Sunday October 26 30 Km 18.6 Sunday November 2 50 Km 31.1 Sunday November 9 60 Km 37.2 Thursday November 13 60 Km 37.2 Sunday November 16 90 Km 55.9 Thursday November 20 90 Km 55.9 Sunday November 23 90 Km 55.9 Thursday November 27 120 Km 74.5 Sunday November 30 120 Km 74.5 Thursday December 4 120 Km 74.5 Sunday December 7 150 Km 93.2 Thursday December 11 120 Km 74.5 Sunday December14 180 Km 111.8 Saturday December 20 220 km 136.7 Saturday December 27 250 km 155.3
6) Race schedule
Saturday January 3, 2015 Ojuelos, Jalisco 375 km 233 miles Saturday January 10, 2015 Trancoso, Zacatecas 490 km 304 miles Saturday January 17, 2015 Felipe Pescador, Zacatecas 600 km 372 miles Saturday January 24, 2015 Juan Aldama, Zacatecas 700 km 435 miles
7) Final race
Would you like to get a flyer? Just send your full address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can postal mail it to you.
Teotihuacan Pigeon Loft is located 50 Km (32 miles) northeast of Mexico City, 45 minute drive, in the municipality of San Juan Teotihuacan in the State of Estado de Mexico, and is 5 minutes from the world famous Archeological Teotihuacan site. Nowadays this area is recognized as one of the most outstanding testimonies of ancient urbanism, and is visited by millions of people every year. Teotihuacan is one of the most attractive tourist areas in Mexico.
TPL is located at 2,270 m above sea level. Its weather is semi-dry, and it is rainy in the summer. Its average annual temperature is in between 23.6 °C (74.5 F) maximum and 10.6 °C (51.1 F) minimal. The warmer months are usually April and May, and the month with the highest rain precipitation is usually July.
Dr. Eduardo Lanfranchi, race organiser: "My passion is long distance pigeon racing, a challenging and wonderful activity that fortunately has given me countless satisfaction. This is my hobby, illness or whatever you may call it, and I would like to share it with you!"
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