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In the one loft races how are the younger birds that's sent close to the last date for accepting birds incorperated into the training regimen? Seems like they'd be at a disadvantage and have a chance of being lost in flying with the older young birds who's had more flying time?
 

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No, it is not a mystery. They will slowly be introduced to the flock. They wont be tossed anyhow until everyone get their birds submitted. The birds will just be loft flying. It is not like the first birds submitted get the chance to get toss already. By racing time, the late birds, along with older birds, have been tossed equally. Also this is not like flying adult birds with young birds. They are all young birds.

There are some Youtube videos describing their procedures.
 

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I've been told there are 2 ways to look at it, the late bred birds are young and ready to learn. Then you have the older birds hatched in Jan. they are like teen agers, all they want to do is mate like any other teen. They fly good and are a little stronger on the wing but they want to mate and will given half a chance.
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You also need to consider their age and how it relates to their molt. If their last flights are not cut and pulled then the younger birds may not have a full wing for the later, longer races.

In other words , a bird hatched in feb. may naturally have fully molted and regrown all of it's flights by October, but a bird hatched in April may not. This is probably why many of the one lofts cut and pull flights to put everyone on an equal "wing".
 
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