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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My first year flying my homers. The birds I fly are 3 and 4 months old. I have flown them out to 6 miles. They loft fly most days so are in good shape How far do you think it is safe to fly them.? What age can I fly them 50, 100, 200 miles?
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I really appreciate the folks on here who helped me with late hatch distance birds. Getting some Jan Aardens and some Sion/van Riels (sp) to go with my Trenton-Meuelmann birds. Anyone else have a couple of late hatch distance bloodlines send a message. Since this is a 2-3 year project the late...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    This is from a slate blue Trenton cock and a faint red check Mueleman hen. the recessive chocolate-red sure came out.
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Another site about distance bird. At least my birds look like the Oshabin birds. http://loftone.net/trentons/id53.htm
  5. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, a banded pigeon found me yesterday and decided my hallway closet and laptop in the living room were a perfect spot to rest. I did get him out of the house but he came back in. So I got his band ID and put him outside in an old cage with water and some gerbil food that I had on hand. I...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, Is there any relation to the age of the bird to the distance you can race them. ex. to race 500Km only after 6 months or 1000km only after 1 yr. I have a bird of 7/8 months which has come from 500Km can I race it to 1000Km. When released at 7 AM it came at 10.30AM next day . I know it was...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    How far can I expect my birds to fly or travel while routing when released to fly from the loft?
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Flyer #1 1580 ypm 215 miles Flyer #2 1547 ypm 218 miles. So I beleive flyer #1 has to give flyer #2 3 miles. So who won. Thanks.
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi. I just bought some pigeons. 9 are older than 6 months and I suspect they have been flying. I want to use them for breeders. I then bought 6 fledgling colored and 6 fledglings white. I have then in an aviary and am having a loft built currently. I read I should keep the yb in for a month and...
  10. General Discussions
    I recently got a pair of short distance 150 mile homers and I was wondering if breeding them with my long distance strains would improve their distance. I always thought they would breed medium distance birds but I was once told that if you breed long with short distance birds, you would get...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I met a long distance fancier who said he would never sell birds to a certain guy anymore because that man expected the birds to win at short distance races. He said he had spent years selecting and breeding for the distance and his birds could sometimes win at any distance but to confine them...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I'm curious as to how far everyone sends their young birds before the first race? Do you train toward the release point or North, South, West, and East, or do you do something else? Thanks Shokri
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    After a SUPER rough month of June it seems my YB's are back on track. I was wondering how far out I should be training these guys by now So I'm not rushing to catch up in the coming months. Also any forum members in my area that would like to train together once a week or so...I'm in Escondido...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Just a quick couple of questions that I hope you all might be able to help me with. :D What distance constitutes a short race? Would you release your birds from said distance in regular, everyday training? -Thanks
  15. General Discussions
    Hello everyone! I was wondering what's a good distance to start YB's? have some whites and grizzle. The Grizzle's parents were raced and one first place in numerous events,but the whites parents were just loft flown.
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My birds are doing great, flying for about 45min-1hour before they come in for a landing and trap in...I'm at the point where I'm road tossing and I was wondering how you encourage them to trap immediatly after the race/flight...At this point I'm releasing from such a short distance that they...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello All, As a newbie, I'm curious about everything.:p I was wondering, tonight, about size in a racing pigeon. My Lemons seem to be larger than most of the racing pigeons that I have looked at. So much so that I find it a little hard to apply the "pigeon holding grip" that I was shown...
  18. General Discussions
    I have been raising Rollers in northern Ontario for the last two years. I have not trained them to home from further than a couple of miles. My question is how far can a Roller home from. I have some white Birmingham Rollers I might use for weddings if it would not be too hard on them. I am...
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