Breeding who really believes the science?
In 2005 I tried racing I was given some Houben birds from the club from a member that previously died. I obtain these birds around 10 pairs. I was given an white/silver the ugliest homer you've ever seen It was several years old couldn't fly in my loft cause it was so big. Needed a runway to get started but it was given to my from my grandfather so I was going to use it as a dropper. Mine you it was an UNKNOWN BLOODLINE. It happen to breed to a blue check racing hen through beautiful humongous grey birds. I bred 3 rounds out of these birds. all the young looked the same. Training started at 7 miles and ended at 50miles before the season started. First race they didnt do so well but as the distance increased they were speeddemons after 150 miles they were first in my loft all the time. all year long these birds were consistent. My question was Why were these birds good compared to the bloodline birds? Maybe its more luck than sciences?