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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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(29/04/2012) The natural system flying mated

Fanciers 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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(29/04/2012) Important scientific developments in a true understanding of navigation in pigeons

New scientific developments shed a new light on the long-standing mystery of a bird’s navigational ability.

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(09/04/2012) Ever wanted your pigeon to tell you where it’s been? Well now you can!

A pigeon tracking project led by Angus College in Arbroath (Scotland) aims to tell you where your pigeon has been when it was away from home.

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(07/04/2012) Ask The Vet: theme questions (respiratory diseases)

Every four weeks on a Saturday, we will select some very interesting questions and answers regarding a certain topic (disease, medicine, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is respiratory diseases.

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(31/03/2012) Flying with hens is not simple

Hens can compete against widowers in the most demanding long distance races. Victor Eerdekens from Limburg proved that in a tough Pau. He won 2nd National from a distance of 971 km. (600 miles).

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(10/03/2012) Ask The Vet: theme questions (vaccination against paramyxo & other diseases)

Every four weeks on a Saturday, we will select some very interesting questions and answers concerning a certain topic (disease, medicin, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is the annual vaccination for paramyxovirus and other diseases.

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(04/03/2012) Documentary aims to create awareness of pigeon racing

A new documentary on the wonderful sport of pigeon racing has emerged from the award winning producers Streamline Media. Craig Boord (Director) and Jarrod Boord (Producer/DP) had worldwide success with their short film (18mins) on pigeon racing back in 2009.

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(11/02/2012) Ask The Vet: theme questions (paramyxo - disease)

Every four weeks on a Saturday, we will select some very interesting questions and answers concerning a certain topic (disease, medicine, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is paramyxo. This part, the first, is on the disease itself. The second part will be about vaccination.

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(14/01/2012) Ask The Vet: theme questions (paratyphoid)

Every four weeks on a Saturday, we will select some very interesting questions and answers concerning a certain topic (disease, medicine, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is paratyphoid.

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(21/11/2011) Pigeon project at Kingsmead Technology College (Hednesford, UK)

My name is Richard Chambers and I am a teacher and the loft manager at the Kingsmead Technology College School Pigeon Loft. We have set up a racing pigeon loft at the school to try and encourage more young people into the sport, and also to give young people at our school an alternative to the Playstation’s Xboxes and TV screens that so many of our students are dedicating there spare time to.

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(18/11/2011) The war birds of Fort Monmouth

The eagle may be the symbol of American freedom and military might, but no eagle ever received France's Croix de Guerre for valor, or saved the lives of 1,000 troops trapped behind enemy lines, or walked five miles to deliver vital information after being shot out of the sky.

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(02/11/2011) The Ichtor project: children and their feathered friends

Suzy Schollier, primary school teacher in the 4th form, tells us about Ichtor, a skills-integrated project at the primary school “De Schatkist” in Ichtegem (Flanders).

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(18/10/2011) Art made from pigeon feathers

Pigeon feathers can be used for many things... For many years now, the British artist Kate MccGwire has been collecting moulted feathers to produce works of art.

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(17/10/2011) No big money, no glamour… simply love between children and their feathered friends! The ICHTOR-project still runs smoothly…

Children and pigeons, pigeons and children…it’s still an amazing thing! Goose bumps every Friday after school! Parents, grand-parents and little brothers and sisters…They all come to have fun with their feathered friends!

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(14/10/2011) The pigeon eye

A classic section of the rating of a pigeon, is the judgement of the eye. Every pigeon fancier, wherever in the world, always looks at the eye during the rating of a pigeon. And if you ask: what do you see, then you receive thousands of different answers.

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(20/09/2011) La Paramyxovirose (ou Maladie de Newcastle)

Apparue simultanément dans toute l'Europe dans les années 1980, elle a alors fait de gros ravages. Ensuite, si elle est restée toujours aussi virulente dans les colonies atteintes, elle ne s'est plus manifestée que dans les régions et dans les colombiers où la couverture vaccinale était insuffisante.

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(17/01/2011) So much depends on a succesful moult

The last week of July the noise was tremendous in our lofts when the widowers came home from their last race. They were allowed to keep their hens. For them the season was over.

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(25/11/2010) Pigeon food: barley, corn, millet, wheat

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.

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(19/11/2010) The moult of the last flights

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.

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(12/11/2010) Paratyphoid: One of the most frequent bacterial diseases in racing pigeons

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.