What is the Top long Distance Strain of Homers??
That is a little bit like asking, who is the "best" baseball team or football team.What is the Top long Distance Strain of Homers??
Mary,There are a lot of "distance" strains out there, like Jan Aarden, Van Wanroy, and Sion, but most "strains" today are so old, with the creators long gone, where you can't really rely on just the names anymore.
Consider...say....the Janssen strain, a sparrow. Now look at how many different places all over the world sparrows are. No two species of them are the same, and many differ depending on where they are located. That's the same with all pigeon strains and families. You have a group of birds you do well with at the middle distance. You sell some to another fancier across the country, who then mixes the birds into their stock, and before you know it, the "MaryOfExeter" strain can climb mountains and rip through strong winds. Compared to the originals, who's course only consisted of the occasional city or airport, those birds can differ a lot in their traits and overall ability, even if their pedigree has the same name as mine.
So do yourself a favor and stop looking for any "this" or "that" you can find, and look for a fancier with good, consistant results at the distance you want. Also, the closer their environment/course is to yours, the less difference you'll have with them compared to him/her. Or at least, it'll be one less factor to deal with when expecting birds to live up to their name.
Mary is actually Becky.....I know I thought her name was Mary for a long time.....she is a peach!!!!!!Mary,
Your writings are far wiser then your age would suggest ! IMHO, you have hit the nail square on the head !!
To use another animal analogy, the modern day "Doberman Pincher" is a pussy cat, compared to the original "Louis Doberman Dogs". Today's "Doberman" has been bred to be a show dog and family pet. The orginals were bred to "Attack the Devil Himself". Same is true with most pigeons which are referred to as a particular strain, where generations have passed since the original breeder. It's just not the same animal or in our case bird.
I actually knew that.... But, if I had said "Becky" many of the readers would not know who I was referring to ! At least that is the story I am going with, and sticking with.Mary is actually Becky.....I know I thought her name was Mary for a long time.....she is a peach!!!!!!