Pigeon Racing Topics

What Topics Would You Like to See Covered?

As we get ready to go into the new year I wanted to make sure that we are bringing you the content and resources that you actually need and want.

So, I have a very simple question…

What pigeon racing topics would you like us to cover and focus on in the new year?

Please feel free to let me know exactly what you would love to see from me in regards to content or any other suggestions that you have.

Post your comments in the comments section below and let me know your thoughts and ideas of what you would like us to cover in the coming year.

Thank you so much for your participation and I look forward to bringing you the best content you have ever seen!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Yours in the sport,

-Chris

51 Comments

  • Jerome

    Reply Reply December 5, 2018

    Hi
    I believe animals adapt to their environment to survive and thrive. They are Genetically triggered in this process. I need scientific ways to speed up the process as I want my pigeons to thrive in a particular distance and particular weather condition after 3-4generation.

  • Melvin flores

    Reply Reply December 5, 2018

    Hi im melvin flores from phillippines. I want to know how can i know the perfect match of my racing pigeon..i race my bird for how many years but im still failed…can you help me.

  • Anjuil Phillip

    Reply Reply December 5, 2018

    Hi I live in Canada and is have a hard time to get stuff for my birds restpertory system and any medications that can help them . Can anyone in the Canada or New York area help me with somewhere I can buy these products?

  • Chris

    Reply Reply December 5, 2018

    Should all breeding pairs put in the stock loft be balanced or should performance be
    the only measure 500 miles and above for stock?

  • Henry Bolton

    Reply Reply December 5, 2018

    Chris,
    It is clear that all you need to do is keep on,teaching on all subjects.

    • prmpadmin

      Reply Reply December 5, 2018

      Hey Henry, yes we will definitely continue to post content on all topics. I just wanted to find out if there was an overall topic that most members were having a problem with and i was going to start there. We got some great feedback so far!

  • erik

    Reply Reply December 4, 2018

    hi cris i want to know more about the topic on art breeding in pigeon ..
    thank u merry christmas to u cris.

  • Ahmed

    Reply Reply December 4, 2018

    Hi Chris
    I am from Bangladesh. I would like to know what is the best feeding and training/motivation for sprint/shortdistance races up to
    300km.
    Looking forward to have your comments.
    Regards

  • FERDIE LUBBE

    Reply Reply December 3, 2018

    Hi Chris
    I would like to know what is the best feeding and training/motivation for sprint/shortdistance races up to 400km as our middle distances start at 450km to 630km and long distance start at 650km to 1100km in South Africa. We start during our winter in June when the temperature is around 10-20dgeree celcuis and end mid October when the temperature is between 30 -40 degrees celcuis extremely hot and very dry during the time of the year went we race our longest races the It seems to me that the colder months have a bigger impact on the pigeons performance tha during the months wher the temperature is a bove 25degrees celcuis.
    Looking forward to have your comments.
    Regards
    Ferdie Lubbe
    South-Africa

  • Dale Marshall

    Reply Reply December 1, 2018

    Hi Chris, as a new flyer 2nd year, in Tas we have a land series and 14 races across Bass Straight, Huntingdale Loft have done well winning 16 races for the year, the long ones are the problem, how to condition birds to fly 600 to 1000km, food training etc.
    Also interested in different loft design, Race and Stock

    • vergaerde-denolf

      Reply Reply December 4, 2018

      mr Dale,

      You can build enough rest between 2 flights of more than 600 km. (minimum 3 weeks) And you can feed more fat, but whether that will be enough to achieve good results? Many good sprinter and middle distance species fly well from 100 to +/- 700 km … once over 700 km there is simply another type of pigeon necessary to bring these flights to a good end.

      regards,
      vergaerde-denolf

  • Stephen Williams

    Reply Reply December 1, 2018

    I would like to know more about ways of getting lazy young birds up and training properly and for longer

  • Yovanis Cruz Riveron

    Reply Reply November 28, 2018

    I would likebto know what the guys do on preparation for racing long distance birds and how the keep the birds fit.

  • Rob

    Reply Reply November 28, 2018

    Feedingforraceing and medicachin

  • Shorne Hill

    Reply Reply November 28, 2018

    i would like to know what the guys think of jungel oats and rice in racing season

  • markmoses12@yahoo.com

    Reply Reply November 27, 2018

    Hi Chris,Thank you very much for spending time with us to show us what we ask for,
    I do appreciate your offer, any show about pigeon racing we are happy with it .
    Thank you again
    Mark

  • morgan allen

    Reply Reply November 27, 2018

    how long should u keep a pigeon b4
    u test it 2 see us it a homer?

  • Dr. Olan Suwandee

    Reply Reply November 27, 2018

    Would you please I need the description of the training small pigeon step by step until the racing day precisely
    Thanks in advance

    Dr. Olan Suwandee

  • MARSHALL, GEORGE J

    Reply Reply November 27, 2018

    Hi Chris, Let me first thaniyou for doing what you do. I have been enjoying your features even though I don’t comment on then. I have learned a great deal from your postings and continue to look forward to more. Keep up the good work.

    George Marshall
    Cornwall Ontario
    Canada.

  • bogdan

    Reply Reply November 27, 2018

    How about a discussion on most recent health concerns and their treatment.

    Seems like its getting more difficult to keep our birds healthy

  • Dan Herman

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Chris,
    I would like to see info on loft design. Hard floor vs grated floors. Ventilation and humidity for racing and breeding health. Grading pigeons, what to look for with body, wing theory, throat and LDHA/CTCT genes.

    Might be a good article to compare pigeon strains vs training schedules kept with those respective strains for best success. Ex: I have heard that some strains have been developed with minimal training and only racing a few races per season. Others have been developed, raced and trained going to all of the races in the whole series, each week. Some of the losses are due to not keeping the birds training with the similar systems. I am sure you know what I mean here.
    Thanks!

  • Thomas

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    As you no doubt know the world has been experiencing a lot of young bird loses.
    I see members in our combine lose almost everything in 4-5 races. Most OLR’s have 50% to 100% loses; an example in the Blue Mountain OLR. 341 birds to start, all were lost before the last race. That’s not the only one either ! We all lose way too many birds – WHY ? Radar, cell towers, weather modification, chem trails, disease, whats the answer ? Years ago a lot of experiments were carried out to determine “what the homing ability was”. Nothing concrete was found – just a lot of theories. Whatever it is seems to not be working.
    Any thoughts.

  • Graham Fahey

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hi Chris

    Lately I have been investigating the mystery of eye sign usage for breeding and racing. I would like to see some coverage on the subject.

    Cheers

    Graham (N.Z.)

  • Terry M.

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    At
    79 I have only two birds now, BOTH HENS !!!
    ANY one out there have a spare RCC, Mealy C around Tauranga NZ???
    Please contact me ASAP.
    THANKS.

  • Tony Harte

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hi Chris

    I think that you have already covered most topics but I would love to see a master plan showing the different countries and the dates of their respective racing seasons, possibly including the temperature range. I find it very interesting to learn about darkening for young birds, for example, but this is usually to coincide for the racing seasons ending in or around September, when you want the pigeons with a full wing. However, I live in Malta and our season is from November until May. It is too hot to race in the summer so we race in the winter. I would find it beneficial to know what other countries race at the same time of year, so that I might learn more of their systems which could be adapted here, Also as a small island our pigeons have to race across 90Km of sea, into/from Italy/Sicily. How do other countries, faced with big sea crossings, prepare their pigeons for the dreaded cross channel races. Would it be possible to have an index of pigeon books, DVD`s, e – books, and from where they can be purchased ? If for example, they race around November to May, in Florida, it would be great to source some DVD`s outlining their systems, to see if anything could be adapted. Then, of course it would be good to be kept up to date, on any emerging new diseases, new medication, breeding techniques, etc. Thanks for reading. Tony

  • Brian

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    south africa it is off season what to do and what not to do especially when it comes to their young ones that has already been put in the race loft to settle it really comes down to keep them healthy through the malting season

  • ron.goodall

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    to chris i like your site how to feed and train and also reading about the pros how to get the best from your pigeons im only using cider vinegar and garlic in water plus the annual pmv jab il have some birds on widowood and hens plus one pen of naturals for channel racing y/birds one pen on the dark and one pen on naturals at present ive got 52 old birds and rear 50 y/birds so il be on your site to get info on feeding etc all the best for 2019 regards ron.

  • Janet

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    an INDEPTH article on pigeon racing. How do you explain pigeon racing; terms, history,etiquette, feeding, ect to some one who knows absolutely nothing about pigeon racing but might want to try. Your site is great but a bit overwhelming for a newbie.

  • mike coon

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    I want to build a new loft; so I would like information or web sites that give the best building ideas for my area (Houston Texas), i.e. solid floor or grated, ventilation, number of birds per square footage, temperature control needed for maximum health, etc.
    Information currently provided is always excellent and appreciated, but my focus right now is a new loft that is easily maintained, health supporting, sized for maximum of 60 birds including young birds produced.

  • Robert West

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hi
    I have very good,but I can’t win races because I have huge dog leg
    How do you train with DOG LEG
    Bob

    • Yovanis Cruz Riveron

      Reply Reply November 29, 2018

      Hi Robert, Danni old experience racer in YouTube explained dog leg in one of his videos

  • Dennis Champness

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hi Chris as a beginner I would like to know
    Once we start training in new year how much
    Corn do I feed the birds before I take them
    Away to toss at 5 miles 10 miles 20 miles
    And so on many thanks dennis

  • Anthony C Seeley

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hello Chris,

    First of all, I want to take a moment to say thanks and to also let you know that I think you are doing a great job.

    Anyway, I think you ( and everyone else ) who helps / works with you cover pretty much any topic that I can think of right now. But I am sure that as time goes by, questions will come up, so it would be nice to know where can I post my questions to have them answered.

    Once again…Thanks

  • IRAN DE SOUZA SANTOS

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Cris all right! Would you like to get your books? because I am a competitor in my country! they have portuguese translation ??? awaiting

  • Pio Pisani

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    I want to know more about the various pigeons racing systems, such as the roundabout system, the widowhood system, racing hens,the natural system, about the various medication to administer before the beginning of the season?

  • Pio Pisani

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    I want to know more about systems in pigeon racing, such as “the roundabout, the widowhood, the natural system, the dark system, pigeon training from the youngsters age,about feeding during the race period, the breeding systems, such as inbreed,etc, etc?

  • Darren

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hi Chris,
    An idea I would like to see are the following;
    – Different loft designs for Queensland racing
    – Professional considerations when building a loft, ie cement floor or wood floor, traps etc,.
    – Different breeds etc. coming up with own breeds etc.
    – POC for Australian pigeon racing clubs.

    I hope these ideas suit.
    Regards

  • Stefan de kocl

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Feeding of pigeons for a specific distance and weather

  • vergaerde-denolf

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Dear,
    I would have loved to read more about the guidance of extreme long distance pigeons. Here in Europe we play international races. Barcelona, Perpignan, Narbonne, … It are often 900-1100 km races and these require a different kind of pigeons a different game system, different training, different food … than the regular races.
    We play with an international participation (France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxenburg and U.K.) The pigeons unloaded in Barcelona have to go to the U.K. (in the west) but also to Germany (in the east). The pigeons must have an excellent orientation or otherwise completely lost. In addition, they must be able to fly 15-16 hours a day and possibly continue the following days! Many of the best middle distance / long distance species simply do not have these qualities! On race and middle distance races, results are often determined by location in combination with the wind and the mass also plays a role. In recent years, the game system is also of decisive importance. However, in the international competitions we see little of all this, but the individual class of the pigeon still prevails.
    Personally, I am interested in how they tackle the extreme long distance matches in the rest of the world. Competitions from +900 km with a widespread participation (no non-race races!).
    With sporty greetings,
    Vergaerde-Denolf

  • Youssef Mouttaqui

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hey chris F,

    How are you going?
    i need your help please, i want a food programme for my pigeons if you have something like that

    cordially.

  • Juan Venter

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hi Chris

    Thank you for excellent information on all the above articles.

    Can you please give as a training, feeding and medication program for the SprintSeries here in South – Africa.

    We have a Sprintseries up to 450 km for 16 weekends in a row.
    This n open series for Yearlings and Two year old pigeons.

    Every fancier may basket 30 pigeons in this race every week
    You may basket the same pigeons every week for 16 weeks.

    Thank you very much

    Juan Venter
    Pretoria
    South – Africa

  • Mike Masangkay

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    I like to know the proper choosing of breeder and knowing the long distance middle distance and sprint bird by looking to iys appearance

  • Tyler

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    Hey there. I have a question regarding my young pigeons. All of them have issues with there legs which makes them not walk and then they eventually die. Any help is appreciated I am pretty new at everything. Only got my first birds a few months ago

    • tom

      Reply Reply November 26, 2018

      Sounds like you may have paratyphoid. You need medication fast and stop raising young until the medicating program is done.

      • Tyler Clement

        Reply Reply December 10, 2018

        Hey there I got the the medicine and am giving it to them I have some eggs being sat on. Should I hatch them or do something else. Will they have the desires when hatched?

  • Donald

    Reply Reply November 26, 2018

    I’ve been competing since 1976 and like most, had good and not so good years. But I never had so many losses like lately . I had a YB season where I hadn’t lost a bird until we had the last 300 and then only 2 .But now, It is a nail biter even on training. It has to be either geoengineering or cell phone towers or a combination. Maybe, some disease ? This is all over the US. How do we get back to normal ?

  • Mahmoud

    Reply Reply November 25, 2018

    I want to know the success stories of all the legends of this sport and how they managed to establish such great Breeding programs …

    Thanks

  • Brenda

    Reply Reply November 25, 2018

    Clear concise steps for newbies in language we understand. Training our birds. Something to try for those of us with high predator numbers. Im next to a river. A bald eagle pair hunt here as well as in my yard. Same thing for an owl, and some red tailed hawks. If you cover parlor rollers as well, Id like some info on those. Thanks

  • Frank

    Reply Reply November 25, 2018

    Hi Chris,
    I regard health as a most important issue and as such look for ways to improve general health and vitality in my birds. Feather condition and ways to ensure supple feather and bloom is of interest as many articles advise what condition is necessary but not how to promote a good result. Quite obviously diseases, symptoms and treatments are an important subject. Looking forward to seeing articles in these areas.
    Regards,
    Frank V.

  • ray

    Reply Reply November 25, 2018

    racing to the perch as we do in australia

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    Reply Reply November 25, 2018

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