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Pigeon & Loft - Breeding

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(18/04/2013) Gezonde jonge duiven: de toekomst van ieder hok

Voor tal van liefhebbers zit het kweekseizoen er al op. Ze hebben alles vroeg bijeen gezet en speenden de jongen voor eigen gebruik. Anderen zijn niet zo haastig, kunnen zichzelf in toom houden en bewijzen daarmee een grote dienst aan hun duifjes.

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(22/03/2013) Kweken is denkwerk

Laat ons nog maar eens op dezelfde nagel kloppen. Iedereen heeft tegenwoordig allicht een paar koppels die voor de kweek bestemd zijn. Al naar gelang men verder speelt zijn er meer kweekkoppels noodzakelijk.

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(01/03/2013) A notebook or a computer to keep track of your loft: it does not really matter

We would like to talk about something that is definitely not new. However, it can be very interesting to keep detailed records of all the pigeons that are housed in your loft.

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(19/02/2013) How to avoid dampness in the loft

Keeping your loft dry is one of the most important requirements for a successful career in pigeon racing.

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(15/02/2013) Water + ???? ... Deel II

In deel II nemen we de invloed van citroen, thee, honing en suiker onder de loepe, kunnen ze een gunstige invloed hebben op de gezondheistoestand van onze duiven en hun prestaties?.

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(14/02/2013) Water + ???? ... Deel I

Water, onontbeerlijk voor het in stand houden van het leven op aarde. Wat in de duivensport een beetje misgroeid is, is het idee dat de drinkpot wel af en toe (of altijd) een kleurtje moet krijgen. Honderden producten zijn op de markt verkrijgbaar. In drie delen bespreken we de natuurlijke producten die al dan niet een positieve invloed hebben op de gezondheid of prestaties.

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(30/01/2013) De zichtbare, goede kwaliteiten van een duif: de mening van Gerard Vanhee (Wervik, BE) - opgetekend in 1973 - deel I

Teneinde de zichtbare goede kwaliteiten van een duif met zekerheid te kunnen bepalen, moeten wij ze ter hand nemen en haar lichaamsbouw onderzoeken. Dit heeft zijn groot belang zowel voor de kweek- als voor de vliegduiven.

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(28/01/2013) Tips for the winter breed

Many fanciers are convinced that they should keep their pigeons as close to their natural habitat as possible to allow them to breed strong and healthy pigeons.

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(19/01/2013) Looking for a good breeding pair – part II

We honestly think chances are likely that the majority of fanciers have a few cocks and hens in their lofts that could make for a good quality breeding pair.

Pigeon & pigeonnier

(12/01/2013) Looking for a good breeding pair – part I

What exactly is a good breeding pair? It seems that a lot of fanciers use that word very often and we think some use that word lightly.

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(05/01/2013) Some thoughts about winter breeding: the use of bonemeal and cod liver oil

When I was reading through some old articles I found a few notes about winter breeding. On the back of the paper I had written: from an interview with long distance fancier Raymond Van Steenberghe on 12 October 1980.

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(26/12/2012) Youngsters bred in winter: can they become successful old birds?

We have been discussing this topic in previous articles and we return to the subject because we hear the following question a lot: is it true that youngsters bred in winter will lose their value later on; no matter how successful they were in their year of birth?

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(24/12/2012) In the depths of winter: breeding good youngsters is not an easy thing

Christmas day is here, which means that the new year is about to begin. While we were having Christmas dinner I was thinking about all the fanciers around. I wish them good luck, good health and a successful season in pigeon racing. At the same time I was wondering what will come out of the young birds that are about to hatch.

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(28/11/2012) What is a late youngster and are they useful?

A late youngster is basically a youngster that was born after the racing season. We could say that any pigeon born after 15 July is considered a late or after season young bird.

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(24/11/2012) About winter breeding – part IV

Evolution or revolution in pigeon breeding? There is not a lot of difference between the two as both evolution and revolution indicate a change. There is only a small difference between the two but there is one.

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(23/11/2012) From the end of the moult to the pairing; always be sensible - Part II

In the 40 years that we have been involved in pigeon racing we have regularly experienced some new theories, each of which were said to be infallible. Nevertheless, each of these theories found their way to the paper basket, because they did not work out in practice.

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(17/11/2012) Family breeding to consolidate a breed’s characteristics

Family breeding consolidates characteristics: a fancier uses well developed pigeons for this method, the pigeons he is most happy with. It allows him to maintain his breed or, to be more precise, to have pure bloodlines in their descendents.

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(17/11/2012) About winter breeding – part III

That is when we saw the introduction of widowhood. Our way of racing has not changed a lot since this new method came into use. However there is clearly some room for improvement for the system of widowhood itself.

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(11/11/2012) About winter breeding - part II

Fanciers who are not familiar with the normal development of a pigeon will find it more difficult to recognise abnormalities and deviations from the normal development compared to a fancier with a thorough knowledge.

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(06/11/2012) About winter breeding - part I

Do not neglect the natural environment. Many fanciers are convinced that their breeding birds should live as close to the natural environment as possible in order to have strong and healthy young birds in the nest bowls.