WHAT 3 THINGS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT WHEN RACING PIGEONS

What 3 things are the MOST important when racing pigeons?

Today I have a really great “discussion” that I would like to open up for everyone.

This is a discussion that I feel will help both new and veteran fanciers alike.

The question I have for you today is…

Pretend you were mentoring a brand-new fancier in the sport, what would be the first 3 things that you would teach or tell them to get them going in the sport on the right foot?

Basically, what 3 things do you feel are the most important things a fancier should know when racing pigeons.

Post your answer below in the comments section, I can’t wait to read them!

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Richard Mizzi.
Richard Mizzi.
1 year ago

Never To Overcrowd Loft.
Giving birds chance to rest,Never hurry.
Be active in the game.Train and exersise your birds.
A good diet to birds,no over feeding.Less medicine.
A dry loft and cleaning.

Doost
1 year ago

1- Patience
2- Observation
3- feeding and training

Marnix De Smedt
Marnix De Smedt
1 year ago
Reply to  Doost

Yep and last but not least “the loft setup” to the east and free of any wind inside the loft.

alexander Robertson
alexander Robertson
1 year ago

deep litter”” feeding at least 8 different seeds multivitamns

Prabhudhayalan
Prabhudhayalan
1 year ago

Healthy birds
Healthy feeding
Healthy race

Prabhudhayalan
Prabhudhayalan
1 year ago

Good loft with ventilation
Birds with performance
Healthy birds

Joseph m Mclaughlin
Joseph m Mclaughlin
1 year ago

1) Figure out what type of racing pigeons you need to buy. What distance would you want to fly, short, middle or long distance and buy birds for that particular distance.
2)Locate flyers in your area that are flying birds that suit your needs,if they are selling birds make sure that they fly winners and are at the top of the food chain in their club or combine. Do research online and see who else has success at your chosen distance.
3) Research loft designs, this is a very important part of being a successful flyer, build your loft with room to expand. Flooring is very important, you have concrete, wood and wire flooring, I like wire because there is less dust flying around your loft, talk to other breeders in your area and then decide. Good Luck

Jeff Mawbey
Jeff Mawbey
1 year ago

1) Best pigeons you can afford
2) well ventilated loft with clean feed
3) Listen and learn to what ever you can, take what you need and leave the rest
No one is right or wrong, what works for one, might not work for other, find what works for you and stick to it, avoid flip flopping throughout the season

Robert Denny
Robert Denny
1 year ago

1. Start with good stock
2. Have good health program
3. Good loft

Bruce
Bruce
1 year ago

1/ good dry and clean loft
2/ buy the best food you can afford to feed
3/ let the basket do your selections for you, and only keep those that respond to your management

Arthur
Arthur
1 year ago

Health good breeding and right food

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

1- The love of the pigeon 2-Health- Learning what makes the pigeon look so beautiful.3- caring for the pigeon.

David Simington
David Simington
1 year ago

Quality Breeders
Top Health
Remember NO body likes a winner

Stoney Steenkamp
Stoney Steenkamp
1 year ago

1/Hou jou drinkwater skoon
2/Bly weg van botteltjies (meds)hulle kan nie vlieg nie,
3/Lees,Lees,Lees alles oor duiwe.

Hodia
Hodia
1 year ago

1. Breed good pedigree racing pigeons only.
2. Race their children.
3. Check the results, take actions. PDCA

Frank Verco
Frank Verco
1 year ago

(1) Adequate housing & houskeeping
(2) Feed formulas
(3) Health programme

Greg Stewart
Greg Stewart
1 year ago

1. Get the best birds you can afford from a top fancier in your area.
2. Help design a loft
3. Teach him how to observe the pigeons for form and sickeness

arnu viljoen
arnu viljoen
1 year ago

(1)Every day when you go into the loft, try to get one pigeon that is sick or not 100% , you will train your eye (2)select pigeons that fits your stile of tossing and feeding (3 be a good master , give them the best home and love them , they fly for you ,

Morne
Morne
1 year ago

Health,feeding,training

S.SATHYANARAYANAN
S.SATHYANARAYANAN
1 year ago

In my opinion for new fancier is to buy the best, breed the best and race the best

Carlos Valle
Carlos Valle
1 year ago

1.- High quality beeeders
2.- Health
3.- keep things easy

Ed Daniels
Ed Daniels
1 year ago

(1) Clean water, feed & loft. The best pigeon in the world can’t win a race if it is sick
(2) Don’t medicate unless you know what the bird needs
(3) Training tosses as often as you can

Jenilo Macanas
Jenilo Macanas
1 year ago

1. Loft management – cleanliness, feeding ( grain free from mold)and clean drinking water.
2. Proper training, flushing and vaccination.
3. Good genetics and quality selection of birds.

Vergaerde-Denolf
Vergaerde-Denolf
1 year ago
Reply to  Jenilo Macanas

1. Loft management – cleanliness, feeding ( grain free from mold)and clean drinking water.
2. Proper training, flushing and vaccination.
3. Let the basket do the selection of the pigeons and this in terms of results and thus also of genes.
All other methods of selection are so difficult and pedigrees are so tempting. Worthless pigeons often have a beautiful appearance and a beautiful pedigree.
International top pigeons often have a more normal appearance.
However, they do not have fundamental errors in physical construction.
Which does not mean that they can be selected according to a number of standard criteria such as, back, wing muscles, locks and feathers.
So let the basket do the selection.