24/01/2018 - The final race of the Thailand Grand Pigeon Race, one of the world's prestigious one loft races, was held recently. It was a bird of the Belgian-Thai partnership Veulemans-Techavichian who won the tough race from Nongkai with an average velocity of 1,052 mpm, already the second win for Teerapol Techavichian after he won along side Jos Thoné.
20/06/2017 - The Asociación Iberolatinoamericana de Colombofilia (AILAC) was founded to build and improve relationships between Spanish-speaking pigeon countries across the world. The organisation has recently launched a new international competition ranking the best birds in the Iberian and several Latin-American countries in one single championship.
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.
08/02/2013 - From the 29th of November 2012 till the 2nd of December 2012 the National Days took place in Tirgu Mures, a quite big city with 160,000 inhabitants situated northeast of the Romanian capital Bucresti (Bucharest).
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.
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.
23/11/2012 - 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.