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Pigeon & Loft - Breeding

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(04/06/2012) Summer youngsters: a blessing for the patient fancier

Most fanciers are not fond of breeding pigeons in summer: they breed two or maybe three rounds from their loft without paying much attention to it and that is it.

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(24/10/2010) The natural system flying mated

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.

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(13/10/2010) When is separation necessary?

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.

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(30/06/2010) Breeding better Pigeons (part 5)

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?

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(03/06/2010) Mitochondrial DNA and the significance of the maternal line

Mitochondria are found within each of our cells. Their main job is to produce energy so that when we run up a flight of stairs, just enough energy is produced for our cells.

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(11/05/2010) Breeding Better Pigeons (part 4)

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.

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(19/04/2010) Breeding Better Pigeons (part 3)

Selection of breeders. Some things that matter and some that don’t

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(16/04/2010) Breeding Better Pigeons (part 2)

In my first article I covered the importance of only selecting future breeders from a performance based family. In addition a good selection process will save you years of time and money.

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(10/04/2010) Breeding better pigeons using performance pigeons and selection (part 1)

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.

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(15/02/2010) How to breed good pigeons ?

With the publisher of this paper I was discussing the contents of a pigeon magazine. I write in many of them and I can assure you that that is far from easy as far as foreign countries are concerned.

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(13/02/2010) Egg retention

I have come across an interesting case recently. A mondain breeder called me because one of his hens was unable to lay the egg that was palpable just before the cloaca. He tried to lubricate the cloaca by administering some paraffin oil in it but it did not help.