17/02/2014 - Gert Jan Beute (Wilhelminaoord, NL) will sell all his birds (minus youngsters of 2013 and 2014) on PIPA in February 2014. In this short video he presents his most valuable pigeons and contemplates on his history in pigeon racing.
26/12/2013 - Flavigny-Wozniack (Fournival, FR) are selling their best racers and breeders as from 16 December 2013 till 29 December 2013. In this short video they introduce their colony including some of the birds which will be put up for auction.
02/12/2013 - As from 25 November 2013 Vredeveld-Leemhuis sells its complete racing team on PIPA. In this video, Harm Vredeveld and Robert Leemhuis talk about their history, the composition of their team and the pigeons which make their loft so special.
06/11/2013 - Now that they have won two national ace pigeon titles on the longer middle distance, Sébastien & Hugo Casaert (Russeignies, BE) look back on their history as pigeon fanciers and show us the best pigeons in their loft.
07/10/2013 - In this video, Benny Steveninck gives us a short guided tour around his lofts. He also arranges for us to meet Chipo, his stock bird, and presents to us three of his best pigeons: Sun, Crack and Chihaut 98.
16/09/2013 - Occasionally, we will select some very interesting questions and answers concerning a certain topic (disease, medicines, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is ornithosis.
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 - Now that the Leo Heremans auction is coming up, PIPA asked Hans Eijerkamp to testify about his experience with the Heremans pigeons. In December 2005, Hans Eijerkamp met and visited Leo Heremans for the first time. In this short movie, he tells us about that visit and his successes with the Heremans birds up to now.
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.
17/03/2013 - We think we should not only focus on the press, which reports extensively about plenty of sports, including pigeon racing. We should also provide information using modern media: television and of course the internet, which has loads of possibilities.
06/03/2013 - One of the basic principles of long distance racing is that you need a lot of patience. There are different long distance breeds that will only perform well as a yearling or at the age of two so it is essential that you allow your pigeons time to develop and to gain the necessary experience.
03/03/2013 - Fanciers are always seeking methods by which the pigeons may be urged to race home faster. One cannot hope to find a better method to assist in this matter than the pigeon's own natural instinct.
01/03/2013 - From the chosen candidates I will eliminate until I have only two or three left which are both in top physical condition and also in the right nesting condition to create the required mental condition.
25/02/2013 - We can assume that a sprint race that takes place in hard weather is physically demanding for the pigeons. That is why it is advisable to use strong and well muscled pigeons if you want to gain good results in these sprint races.
14/02/2013 - Back in May of 2012, Peta released a “Sting” video about the racing pigeon sport, and from the very beginning, this video was full of misrepresentations and out right lies. However, in one part of the video, a club officer of one of the IF clubs in the NYC area (see legend below), actually stated on the video that the racing pigeon sport has a doping problem.