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Gołąb & Gołębnik - Moulting

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(30/11/2012) From the end of the moult to the pairing; the straight path - Part III

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.

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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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(15/11/2012) From the end of the moult untill pairing up time. - Part I

The energy ability on which a pigeon can draw in a season are limited, so that when you prepare a pigeon for racing, you must not work it too hard so that it is able to draw on these reserves to the full when racing starts. For the reader who has read what we have written about the future

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(13/11/2012) At this time of the year ... time for a break

Most of the pigeons have finished the moult by now. Some pigeons that have bred later in the year have some bald spots and some of the older pigeons are still dropping their primaries. It is important to keep them as calm as possible.

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(03/11/2012) Moult and a good winter routine

In addition to a good moult and a good winter routine it is important to prepare for a successful season even before your pigeons are paired for breeding.

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(08/09/2012) Every pigeon moults in a different way - Bathing

The moult is a hot topic in pigeon racing: a lot has been said about it and we still get a lot of questions. It is a fact that one pigeon moults quicker than another. Some fanciers believe that long distance racers tend to moult later in the season compared to sprint racers. Others think fast moulters are weak birds.

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(17/08/2012) The moult and its side issues - Part II

Back in the days it was often believed that moulting chicken hens should be kept in a good physical condition; that is why they were given as much grain as possible (barley, wheat, corn) and only a small portion of flour (which is rich in proteins).

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(17/08/2012) The moult and side issues - Part I

Last week I had a visit from my veterinarian. He did not come to see my pigeons; they were all fine., but soon we were talking about the pigeons and that is when he decided to go to the loft to have a look at the moulting process of my pigeons.

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(11/08/2012) Darkening and its influence on youngsters

How does a longer night influence the moulting process of young birds? We did the test.

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(05/08/2012) The moult

For vitality and fertility, a good moult is of vital importance for a racing pigeon if you want it to perform well over the entire season.

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(17/01/2011) So much depends on a succesful moult

The last week of July the noise was tremendous in our lofts when the widowers came home from their last race. They were allowed to keep their hens. For them the season was over.

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(19/11/2010) The moult of the last flights

In «De Belgische Duivensport», I wrote an article about the moult in which I said «the moult is a natural function which, in normal circumstances, is completed without any special remedies from the manager.