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(09/09/2012) Selection methods - part I

By the end of September most of the competitions in pigeon racing will be completed. By the end of October the 2012 racing season is over. We would think that the fanciers and their pigeons get a deserved rest now and that they can relax for a few months after a long and demanding season.

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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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(26/08/2012) Old pigeons

Some fanciers are of the opinion that one should not breed from old pigeons as their progeny will lack vitality.

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(24/08/2012) Poisoned pigeons

Sometimes a pigeon would manage to win a top prize early in the season but after a while the bird cannot even manage to enter its box anymore. This is a clear example of a poisoned pigeon.

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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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(16/08/2012) The functional effective wing

Many pigeons have been imported into South Africa and this trend has been accelerated in recent years. Most of these pigeons have not performed as well as had been expected even though they have come from some of Belgium's champion lofts.

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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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(08/07/2012) Widowhood in all it aspects - part IV

Influence of the moult on the widowers during the racing season. The dropping of the first pen. Irregular moulting and the consequenties.

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(03/07/2012) Widowhood in all its aspects - part III

In this article the feeding of the widowers is explained.

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(25/06/2012) The Barcelona excitement is rising

The international race from Barcelona is planned this season for Friday the 6th of July 2012. This event gives fanciers a lot to talk about, just as it does each year and it also keeps the none fanciers interested. The admiration for the pigeons which do well in this marathon of the skies is understood by everyone.

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(24/06/2012) Widowhood in all its aspects - part II

Should you let the resting widowhood pigeons fly out while the others are in competition? What is the best way to welcome your widowhood pigeons when they arrive home after a race? This and much more in this article on successful widowhood.

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(17/06/2012) Widowhood in all its aspects - part I

Compulsory or free training flights? A selection of the widowers are resting; how to handle this situation? Also about widowers which loose their appetite.

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(05/06/2012) Regression, red rings around the eye and bad performances

This article discusses the consequences of racing widowhood pigeons with a red ring around the eye and pigeons that do not perform well.

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(03/06/2012) Problems with widowhood pigeons

Widowhood pigeons often face problems that are difficult to overcome, because the cause is sometimes unknown. Some widowers do not stop racing and flying when they come home. Other widowers have a low weight.

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(29/04/2012) The natural system flying mated

Fanciers are always seeking methods by which the pigeons may be urged to race home faster. One cannot hope to find a better jockey to assist in this matter than the pigeon's own natural instinct.

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(14/04/2012) Das jährliche Aussieben

Jedes Jahr etwa zur gleichen Zeit sind die Taubenzüchter gehalten, in ihrem Taubenbestand eine Sortierung vorzunehmen.

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(31/03/2012) Flying with hens is not simple

Hens can compete against widowers in the most demanding long distance races. Victor Eerdekens from Limburg proved that in a tough Pau. He won 2nd National from a distance of 971 km. (600 miles).

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(13/10/2010) When is separation necessary?

Around mid September, our birds' last round of youngsters is weaned. By then, our birds have all been on eggs for a few days, and the moult has set in. Once all the youngsters are weaned, the old birds coats seem to fall apart.