I have two youngsters here that everyone has told me not to fly them but to use them for breeding. I asked what about just letting them fly around the loft and not taking them out with the others, I was told NO.(don't take a chance on loosing them due to the cooper ect?) I sure would like to fly them to see what they will do!!!dont people race their birds just to make sure they are adding better birds to their breeding program ???
I can see if someone pays big bucks for a young bird, 500 would be a lot for me to pay for one to fly, it would be a little bit for some but I can understand the reasoning behind it.. Even if the bird did good in racing it dont mean he or she will be a good breeder either?You've never raced them? Why would you want to use them as breeders what makes them so good?
I am curious as to where he got his members of his race team ? From other members of the race team or from his breeders ?A club member told me he usually breeds better ybs from his race team. I was wondering if your race team produces more winners for you or does the breeders get the job done..