Originally Posted by miken
This will be my second year of racing pigeons and I have been able to acquire some very good birds at a very good price with which to breed from. I breed one pair last year with no problems, but this year I will have six pairs and I don't really know who I should pair with who. Some have very good pedigrees and some didnt come with one. My gut says I should pair of the pedigrees and take my chances. Any thoughts?
With less the two years under your belt, my guess would be it really won't make any difference. Let them pick their own mate, or you can look at the many dozens of different possible combinations and attempt to pair based on your selection. At any rate, I don't think any of us, hundreds or many of thousands of miles away, could possibly have a clue as to which cock you should pair to which hen.