06/04/2020 - C'est le moment opportun d'aborder les changements adoptés par un spécialiste des concours de vitesse dans notre rubrique 'le sport colombophile au temps du corona'. Cette fois, c'est Jos Cools de Grobbendonk qui nous a donné le change et qui nous explique ce qu'il a mis en place pour ses 12 veufs.
02/04/2020 - Dans cette nouvelle rubrique 'la colombophilie au temps du corona' PIPA s'est adressé à Bart Geerinckx afin de savoir comment il vivait la situation à Wommelgem et comment il anticipait le report de la préparation de la saison 2020.
09/02/2017 - Pigeons usually have ten primaries. However, exceptions with eleven primaries occur. The way in which this feature is inherited, has been unravelled after fifteen years of research and almost 500 test results. The expression of this characteristic is based on three genes, acting together.
18/12/2015 - As an increasing number of top lofts are trying to predict the level of performance and the value of their breed through genetic testing, the influence of this LDHA gene only becomes more and more apparent.
09/02/2015 - After having tested a lot of parentages by DNA, we thought it would be nice to publish some statistics of how many parentages were tested as correct parents or not. We have included 1241 recent parentage tests and 3617 samples for this evaluation, meaning we can make some very nice conclusions in general for racing pigeon breeding.
19/12/2014 - 2014 will surly go down as one to remember here at Kingsmead School the project has had its most successful year ever both in and out of the classroom, there have been new arrivals to the project both of the feather variety and also with the addition to the team of students that look after the pigeons.
14/11/2014 - Les colombophiles sont sensibles aux innovations et aux nouvelles idées développées au sein de leur sport. C'est un petit peu par hasard que nous sommes tombés sur un produit dont certains amateurs parlaient depuis un petit temps. Ce produit, appelé Wonder Pigeon, a été inventé en Italie et sa formule a été brevetée dans le monde entier.
29/06/2014 - The season has well and truly started at Kingsmead School. The past few months alterations were made to the loft for the start of the 2014 racing season. Some of Kingsmead's students got pigeons of their own and new sponsors became part of the Kingsmead School Project.
16/06/2014 - The new website 'Flying back to nature' was created, to educate schoolchildren of the benefits of nature and to introduce them to the world of pigeons. A second website, 'Secret messages', tells of the impact of racing pigeons during the two World Wars.
06/02/2014 - LDHA is the gene that stands for a lactate dehydrogenase enzyme in racing pigeons. This is an enzyme that is responsible for the recycling of lactate (into pyruvate) in the muscles. Pyruvate can be burned again by muscle fibres.
16/09/2013 - A l'occasion, nous sélectionnerons quelques questions très intéressantes, et leurs réponses, concernant un sujet particulier ( maladies, traitements, etc ) que nous publierons sur notre site. Le sujet du jour est l'ornithose
30/07/2013 - Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home. Their ability to find their way home has always been fascinating to us humans. Despite intensive research, it is not yet definitively clear where this unusual gift comes from.
27/05/2013 - The Queen of England celebrated her Diamond Jubilee to mark 60 years as the country’s monarch in June 2012. The Midlands National Flying Club organised a race from Fougeres in France to lay tribute to this great occasion. The decision was made by the Club’s committee to not only arrange the race but also to make a film of the event.
10/04/2013 - Before going into further detail about the system I use, I would first like to point out that my system is not necessarily a shining example. Keep in mind that Barcelona is the only important race on my calendar every season.