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I'm new to racing pigeons and am looking for all information I can find on the subject without buying any books or videos.www.pigeonracingpigeons.com & this forum has been very helpful with a wealth of free information.
I've recently found a rough calendar: http://pigeonracingpigeons.com/2010/03/13/racing-pigeon-school-continued/. It doesn't get into too much detail about a few things I am trying to figure out. Using the same format, may I ask the members of this forum to add a few more details to this calendar such as: vaccinations, moult, racing seasons (Y/B & O/B), etc...
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I'm new to racing pigeons and am looking for all information I can find on the subject without buying any books or videos.www.pigeonracingpigeons.com & this forum has been very helpful with a wealth of free information.
I've recently found a rough calendar: http://pigeonracingpigeons.com/2010/03/13/racing-pigeon-school-continued/. It doesn't get into too much detail about a few things I am trying to figure out. Using the same format, may I ask the members of this forum to add a few more details to this calendar such as: vaccinations, moult, racing seasons (Y/B & O/B), etc...
Thanks Keith Emerson
This will expand on it :D http://pigeonracingpigeons.com/year-in-the-loft/
 

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Welcome to the forum. The calendar and article you mention was written by John Lamberton. The calendar is set up for how he races young birds. He raises tons of babies and then selects a very small team form that large pool of birds to race on widowhood. He has a record of how he races that is very detailed with about 3 years worth of info updated a few times a month via his blog (great info). Here is the link: http://www.drjohnlamberton.com/Blog.htm

As far as a calendar goes you could talk to 100 fanciers and get 100 different calendars. Even when the seasons start is going to be a little different but basically spring is old bird races fall or end of summer is young bird races start.

It is great to get info from all over and listen to everyone one you can. It would be better for you and the birds to get a hold of one guy that is willing to help and your first year work with him/her and just do what they recommend.

As far as free online here is one that is on the top of my list for no BS good pigeon sense: http://www.schaerlaeckens.com/

On the left side click articles, then your language, then it lists tons of articles on a bunch of different subjects going back to 2000. Of all the DVDs, Books, Online stuff, I have read Ad Schaerlaeckens has to be the best. I don't no what it is maybe just his writing style. Anyway good info in his articles.
 

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Welcome to the forum. The calendar and article you mention was written by John Lamberton. The calendar is set up for how he races young birds. He raises tons of babies and then selects a very small team form that large pool of birds to race on widowhood. He has a record of how he races that is very detailed with about 3 years worth of info updated a few times a month via his blog (great info). Here is the link: http://www.drjohnlamberton.com/Blog.htm

As far as a calendar goes you could talk to 100 fanciers and get 100 different calendars. Even when the seasons start is going to be a little different but basically spring is old bird races fall or end of summer is young bird races start.

It is great to get info from all over and listen to everyone one you can. It would be better for you and the birds to get a hold of one guy that is willing to help and your first year work with him/her and just do what they recommend.

As far as free online here is one that is on the top of my list for no BS good pigeon sense: http://www.schaerlaeckens.com/

On the left side click articles, then your language, then it lists tons of articles on a bunch of different subjects going back to 2000. Of all the DVDs, Books, Online stuff, I have read Ad Schaerlaeckens has to be the best. I don't no what it is maybe just his writing style. Anyway good info in his articles.
That's the kind of calendar I was looking for. There's a lot of information on this one. I live in Shreveport, LA and I haven't meet any fanciers around here:eek:.
 

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Ive always said start with the basics, learn the essentials .Secure loft ,dietry needs,etc then join a club if possible.You will learn more from that than reading any book IMO.
You also have the added benefit of meeting new friends.
 

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I've pretty much have the basics down. I was just trying to tie everything together as far as what to expect throughout the year. Thanks for the help.
 

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I've pretty much have the basics down. I was just trying to tie everything together as far as what to expect throughout the year. Thanks for the help.
Welcome to the forum. You have 2 of the best resources I have found..between the Pigeon Insider website and the Pigeon Talk forum. I would recommend you get the free catalogs from Jedds, Siegals & Foys. They have a ton of useful information that answers some of your questions. Plus if you ever need to call someone about any health problems with your birds they are helpful. Good Luck.
 

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Don't make it too complicated else you will be overwhelmed by other methods like feed calculation, medicine protocols, training techniques, etc. Have fun! For example, instead of trying the widowhood method, you can just try the natural system. Instead of making your own feed by calculating protein, carbs, and fat content, you can just buy pigeon mix.
 
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