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(09/02/2017) Eleven primaries in domestic pigeons: the inheritance mechanism unravelled

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.

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(09/02/2013) Fanciers can make money instantly ... and avoid numerous problems in the future - Part III

If you still have doubts about the usefulness of throat examination you should go and take a look at the pigeons in the loft of a very successful fancier and check their throats. After that you should also check the throats of less successful pigeons.

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(04/02/2013) Fanciers can make money instantly... and avoid numerous problems in the future – Part II

During and shortly after the Second World War people in general and fanciers in particular were not really interested in pre-war theories, methods and systems used in pigeon racing; they had other priorities at that time.

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(26/01/2013) Fanciers can make money in an instant... and avoid numerous problems in the future – Part I

The famous movie Gone with the wind and Salmon Rushdie’s Satanic Verses were considered milestones in the world of cinema and literature. One of the milestones in pigeon racing was the publishing of the book, The full secret about the knowledge of carrier and home pigeons (Het volmaakte geheim in zake kennis van Reis- en Kweekduiven in Dutch) by F. Linden in 1925, which had quite an impact.

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(06/10/2012) Vitality and fertility - the true value of a racing pigeon

To get a good idea of the value of a racing pigeon you should thoroughly examine the bird’s build. You should also determine the strong and weak points of the pigeon from its birth.

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(27/05/2012) Elements of nutrition

The importance of nutrition is a hot topic in sports: it leads to interesting discussions and it is a field of study for the caretakers, who can be considered the sports directors of their racing pigeons. One thing is sure; there is still a lot to learn about nutrition and the way in which it can boost the performance of our pigeons.

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(16/04/2012) Degeneration der Augen – eine Folge schlechter Auslese bei vielfachem Kreuzen

Gibt es überhaupt Tauben mit „schlechten“ Augen? Die gibt es sicher, vollauf denke ich. Paare zwei Tauben mit einer großen Pupille, die Umrandung mit gleicher Schärfe, die fließend in einander übergehende fehlende Trennung zwischen Iris und Pupille, vor allem an der Vorderseite, der Kante Richtung Schnabel, dünne wässerige Farbe in der Iris, verwaschene Augenfarbe ohne Zeichnung, „Unebenheiten“ o. ä. und Ihr seit auf dem verkehrten Weg.

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(27/03/2012) Berühmte, stark fliegende Rassen, die enge Inzucht vertragen können, sind allzeit „brillant kreuzende Rassen“!

Der kardinale Punkt ist der, den der Professor Bonsma als „Erbzwang“ bezeichnet. Ich habe in einem dicken Lexikon vergebens danach gesucht, wie eine Übersetzung lautet. Aber ich weiß, was damit gesagt werden soll: Vorbestimmt zu sein und die Potenz in sich zu haben, um vortrefflich zu vererben.

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(14/10/2011) The pigeon eye

A classic section of the rating of a pigeon, is the judgement of the eye. Every pigeon fancier, wherever in the world, always looks at the eye during the rating of a pigeon. And if you ask: what do you see, then you receive thousands of different answers.

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(22/02/2010) My impressions on orientation

It is a known fact that most pigeon fanciers are always grumbling and displeased with what faces them. This observation is a timely one, and to convince oneself, one only has to go to the clubhouse at the time the clocks are being brought in to be checked.

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(11/02/2010) Cock or hen, how to determine it

If you don't know how to determine the sex of your pigeon, we give you a handy trick !

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(08/05/2005) Wings in Flight

Over the last 28 years I have written many articles under various names about different aspects of racing pigeons and the sport in general, I think that now is the time to re-evaluate those idea's on what I have seen over the years during many loft visits.

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(30/04/2004) Varied opinions of the wingtheory after 20 years of pigeon racing (part 1)

We have not departed from our costum to investigate every conclusion beforehand, and have never made a rash decision and also have never been strongly influenced with the different theories put forward with much publicity, hoping to find a ready market and financial gain. Up to the present time, as we are writing this, we have never, after being in the pigeonsport for over 20 years, rued the day of our innate caution on this point.

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(30/04/2004) Varied opinions of the wingtheory after 20 years of pigeon racing (part 2)

We have not departed from our costum to investigate every conclusion beforehand, and have never made a rash decision and also have never been strongly influenced with the different theories put forward with much publicity, hoping to find a ready market and financial gain. Up to the present time, as we are writing this, we have never, after being in the pigeonsport for over 20 years, rued the day of our innate caution on this point.