Here we are Easter weekend 2018,to all who are planning a trip to somewhere
this weekend please travel safely and to those staying at home all the best
for the weekend! Easter weekend generally means the last weekend of relaxing
and doing a bit of a walkabout at the lofts for the pigeons as by now all
vaccinations have been done,the external parasites dealt with and now we
will do the internal parasites treatments and then after this weekend it is
time to take to the skies for the entrants!
The pigeons are in a good condition except for some of the late entries that
have not yet build up enough immunity to deal with the bugs floating around
in a one loft race this is again just a reminder to rather breed the babies
a bit earlier,keep them in a loft for a few weeks then only send them to
the olr of your choice as I can guarantee you that in all the lofts we
experience the same problems!
As I mentioned the training will start next week and the older groups that
has been flying around prior to the moult will be first to take to the skies
and so the groups will be each be trained separately for the next two weeks
before we will consider mixing them all and getting all on the road the
first week in May.
The first race is scheduled for 2 June 2018 from Wolmaransstad (220km) if
however we feel the pigeons are not ready for this race we will amend the
race program in order to help the pigeons rather than to just blindly load
them all to a race if they not ready so please keep that in mind,we plan to
do the first two liberations by ourselves and not with the OERF on the young
birds as we have learned the last two years that this seems to be the races
the pigeons takes a lot of strain on and we lose too many for our liking on
The old birds are in a very good condition and I am looking forward to have
them race against the OERF from race 1! We hope that the pigeons adapt
quickly with the change of race direction and it will be very interesting to
see who will be the top racing machines in 2018!
We wish you all the best with your own racing season as well!!!
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