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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.

Pigeon & Loft

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(12/08/2012) Strict selection and being patient: how to find a balance?

A strict selection combined with a patient approach: it seems rather contradictory if at all possible, but as a fancier it is in fact quite useful to try and combine the two.

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(11/08/2012) Darkening and its influence on youngsters

How does a longer night influence the moulting process of young birds? We did the test.

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(05/08/2012) The moult

For vitality and fertility, a good moult is of vital importance for a racing pigeon if you want it to perform well over the entire season.

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(01/08/2012) Les amis de Bordeaux et de Tulle Télévie

Sous le patronage die R.F.C.B., les amis de Bordeaux et de Tulle - Télévie, vous proposent d’acheter en prévente du vin au profit du Télévie.

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(08/07/2012) Widowhood in all it aspects - part IV

Influence of the moult on the widowers during the racing season. The dropping of the first pen. Irregular moulting and the consequenties.

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(03/07/2012) Widowhood in all its aspects - part III

In this article the feeding of the widowers is explained.

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(29/06/2012) Les amis de Bordeaux et Tulle soutiennent Télévie,

Les colombophiles montrent leur bon coeur. Les amis de Bordeaux organisent sous le patronage de la RFCB une vente de vins. Les bénéfices vont intégralement à Télévie, Kom op tegen kanker.

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(25/06/2012) The Barcelona excitement is rising

The international race from Barcelona is planned this season for Friday the 6th of July 2012. This event gives fanciers a lot to talk about, just as it does each year and it also keeps the none fanciers interested. The admiration for the pigeons which do well in this marathon of the skies is understood by everyone.

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(25/06/2012) About liars and ... overdosing!

It is sometimes amazing what a fancier tries to make us believe when we are visiting his lofts to make a report or when we make a casual visit. How many times have we heard fanciers claim that their pigeons live on a diet of water and seeds?

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(24/06/2012) Widowhood in all its aspects - part II

Should you let the resting widowhood pigeons fly out while the others are in competition? What is the best way to welcome your widowhood pigeons when they arrive home after a race? This and much more in this article on successful widowhood.

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(17/06/2012) Widowhood in all its aspects - part I

Compulsory or free training flights? A selection of the widowers are resting; how to handle this situation? Also about widowers which loose their appetite.

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(11/06/2012) Raising youngsters

We receive a lot of questions on how to take care of youngsters, so we decided to write a new article on this topic. Of course it is difficult to give a satisfactory answer to every question we receive because every loft is different of course.

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(10/06/2012) Support the Italian pigeon fanciers who suffered from the earthquakes

We are appealing to all the pigeon fanciers of Italy, Europe and the whole world, all men and women of good will, all good Samaritans and everyone else for their HELP in alleviating the plight of those of our friends who live in the earthquake affected area in Italy. We want to by reassure them that they will not be left to face the disaster alone.

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(05/06/2012) Regression, red rings around the eye and bad performances

This article discusses the consequences of racing widowhood pigeons with a red ring around the eye and pigeons that do not perform well.

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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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(03/06/2012) Problems with widowhood pigeons

Widowhood pigeons often face problems that are difficult to overcome, because the cause is sometimes unknown. Some widowers do not stop racing and flying when they come home. Other widowers have a low weight.

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(29/05/2012) Apple cider vinegar: its use & how to make it

Cider vinegar is a cure-all, a perfect drink to stay healthy. It was already used as a medicine by healers in earlier times, and scientists worldwide have now discovered its healing powers as well.

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(27/05/2012) Elements of nutrition

The importance of nutrition is a hot topic in sports: it leads to interesting discussions and it is a field of study for the caretakers, who can be considered the sports directors of their racing pigeons. One thing is sure; there is still a lot to learn about nutrition and the way in which it can boost the performance of our pigeons.

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(12/05/2012) Ask The Vet: theme questions (adenovirus type I or young bird sickness)

Every four weeks on a Saturday, we will select some very interesting questions and answers concerning a certain topic (disease, medicines, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is adenovirus type I or young bird sickness.

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(11/05/2012) Pigeon Racing in the UK

In the United Kingdom there are a number of different unions governing the sport of pigeon racing, the main one being the Royal Pigeon Racing Association. HM the Queen is the patron of the RPRA and maintains a loft of pigeons on her Sandringham Estate, hence the Royal title.