I don't know if you want 09 birds or 2010 yb. It also depends on the weather if it permits you to let them breed. I'm breeding my pair of breeding BB homers. They have 2 week old squabs right now. But I live in California so it's still ok for me and I don't race. Otherwise they will be considered old bird for next year. Most racers breed them in the spring and have their yb ready by the end of summer. I hope this helps.Hi
I just started raising pigeons again after not keeping them for about 20 years, at this time I have 6 homers 2 white and 4 saddle backs the saddle backs are red and black check. Not that all of this has to be said, anyway my question is they are wanting to pair up and breed ,and i'm not sure if it's to early to let them do this.... WOULD LIKE SOME INPUT
YOURS IN THE FANCY,
BLUE BAR 20
you really should band your babies, it helps to remember what year they were hatched and if one goes astray you can be traced so the bird gets back to you. If you live in a cold climate it is best to wait till spring if you do not have a good reason to hatch this time of year, as the eggs and or babies can get chilled in the winter months. you can use your fake eggs untill then.I don't race or show I just raise them for my own enjoyment . So would there be anything wrong with letting them breed ? As far as banding goes I don't band my birds ,so not having bands wouldn't be a problem.
Thanks for all the input,
Yours in the fancy