25/12/2015 - Sending Christmas wishes has been a lifelong tradition. It is a way of showing people that you really care about them. Try to send a meaningful message to your loved ones, and do not forget to express your gratitude towards them.
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.
15/08/2015 - New preliminary PIPA ranking result 'Best old bird and yearling in the Belgian national races' after the races from Bourges I, Châteauroux I, Guéret, Montluçon, Argenton I, La Souterraine I, Châteauroux II, Bourges II, Châteauroux III. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.
12/07/2015 - New preliminary PIPA ranking result: Best old bird and yearling in the Belgian one day long distance races with 2 & 3 prizes after the races from Limoges I, Valence, Cahors, Limoges II, Montélimar, Montauban, Brive, Jarnac. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.
03/07/2015 - For the third consecutive season PIPA will create several rankings for the best pigeons in different races and distances, both during and after the season. Read on to find out which ranking you can excel in this year.
25/03/2015 - As we announced a while ago, PIPA will be introducing its PIPA rankings for pigeon fanciers in The Netherlands as of next season. The aim of this initiative is to award the country’s best fanciers, and to give their pigeons the international recognition they deserve.
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.
24/01/2015 - It begins to look like a repeating scene; pigeon fanciers displacing each other at the stand of PIPA, like at the front row of a rock concert, eager to get what they want. Again in 2014 and 2015 - in Lang Fang and at the Olympiad in Budapest - the same appeared. The trophy that lead to this excitement? The release of the 3rd version of PIPA Collectors Edition.
02/07/2013 - The PIPA auction season has just come to an end and it was again a memorable season, in which nearly all records were broken. This is thanks to the fanciers that continue to offer high quality pigeons, and to the increasing number of potential buyers, who have confidence in PIPA.
26/12/2012 - 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?
24/12/2012 - 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.
14/12/2012 - Our ideas about pigeon fancying have changed a lot compared to the year 1900. At the same time some things are still exactly the same as back then. It seems that people had already discovered some important truths about pigeons in the early 1900s.
11/12/2012 - One of our regular visitors, a great champion himself, sent us a letter and asked us to publish it on our website. The writer of this letter is surprised to see that so many fanciers hold to theories that should help them to recognise the best pigeons in their loft, especially in winter.
09/12/2012 - Monday the total auction (all birds up to and including 2009, with 2 pairs in BIS) of Etienne Meirlaen started. The auction will end during the weekend of 8th and 9th of December. Below we have published some of the best pigeons in the auction.
01/12/2012 - This is about sparing your pigeons. In recent years fewer and fewer fanciers would spare their pigeons outside the season. However, more and more fanciers agree that you should not put too much strain on your young team of racers, but why is that?
30/11/2012 - Here are some facts we would like to discuss: for anybody who knows a pigeon thoroughly – which is the case for any good fancier – it is not difficult to notice the physical qualities or any infirmities of one of his pigeons.
24/11/2012 - 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.