Im not saying dont fly them but do know that everytime you do its you who is responsible for the ones that die each time you do .
the comparison is that the threats are real to the lives of your pigeons ,if there was a way of flying your birds around hawk loses they would have found them ..flying birds to the point of being hawk savey is limited as they will sooner or later be taken by a bird of prey as thats what they are built to do ... if you except the losses then thats fine but not all people are willing to watch their birds be eaten one by one as they fly them ..I dont fly competitions, at all, nor will I. And the guys in Cali who killed the BOP's made bad choices for selfish reasons. I understand how they feel, but the fact that I choose not to react in the same way, seperates the way I live and the choices I make, from the way that they do....so there is nothing there to really compare...is there?
you sure got that right , flying color bred birds is like flying chickens off the roof of your house , they wont make it that far .. the biggest problem with hawks and rollers is that rollers fly tighter circles around their homes then say homers do ,the fact that they dont range gives hawks way more opportunity to take them out .With the right management Birminghams are not much more at the Mercy of hawks than any other Flying breed. If you breed for color, and NOT Flying, than your Birds are in Jeopardy. Any one that takes heavy Losses is not training right, or is breeding for color, and not for flying ability. I find it so Funny that people try to fly COLOR breed Homers, or Color bred Rollers, and wonder why the hawks get so many. Dave
I wasnt saying that you flew color breds , just stating that they dont fly well in general no matter what breed they are lolwell just for the record the bird that got nailed was a fireball roller who had been flying for 6 months straight....damn sure not a color bird....and certainly performance bred.
The birds that were flying when they got hit, were from 2500+ miles from where I live, and had only been in our kitbox for a COUPLE WEEKS.
Breed color if you want...thats cool...but we breed for the roll here at our house.
you can use it anyway you wants to figure it wouldnt be much use to anyone else since its got your name in it lolDamn, Lakota...... You are so nice, that it burns my toast to even disagree with you! LOL! Dave.. But i do! Dave P.S. can i use the graphic you made as my sig.pic.?