Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sal Bac Vaccine

Vaccinated all the breeders with Sal Bac on Friday, Dec. 10th. Up next PMV vaccine in about two to three weeks.

Information on Paratyphoid

Information on Sal Bac Vaccine

How to Vaccinate Racing Pigeons Video

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Final Race: 300 Miles: Vinita, MO

We placed 27th combine at 300 miles vs. 330 birds. We bred the 2nd & 4th place birds for another flyer in our club!

Overview 2011 YBs: (Out of 42 lofts competing)
  •  2nd Place Average Speed Loft
  • 3rd Place Master Loft (Points)
  • 4th Place Champion Loft (Points)
300 Mile Results:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Race 8: 2nd Sarcoxie Race: 240 Miles

Our first bird came in good enough for 30th place vs. 287 birds. We bred the 8th and 28th place birds for other flyers. Got the last race coming Saturday, 300 miles from Vinita, MO. We got some work to do!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Race 7: Sarcoxie, MO: 240 Miles

We placed 1st club, 12th combine vs. 262 birds! It was another tough race with North to Northeast winds at 10-13 mph. PROP 725 won the A, B, C, D, Loft, & Buddy extended entries!

2010 MTP Breeder's Classic Futurity

Placed 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 15th, 21st, and 24th!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Race 6: Springfield, MO: 2nd - 200 Miles

Super tough race, 200 miler took 7 hours to complete. Our 1st bird made good enough time for 3rd place Missouri Illinois Combine vs. 371 pigeons! We had 3 birds in the top 10% and bred the 7th place bird for another flyer in our club. The 7th place bird, PROP 747, is a full brother to my 1st place combine winner vs. 671 birds at the 150!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Race 5: Springfield, MO: 200 Miles

5th place Missouri Illinois Combine vs. 603 pigeons! We had 2 out of 9 shipped in the top 10% and we bred positions 25th and 37th (both top 10%) for other flyers. PROP 726 took the A, B, C, & D pools & won 1st place in the combine last week!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Race 4: 150 Miles #2: Combine Results

1st Place MO/IL Combine vs. 571 birds @ 150 mile station! We flew 3 birds in the top 10% and bred the 19th and 20th place birds for other flyers. PROP 726 won us the loft & buddy pool -a good day!



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Race 3: 150 Miles: Combine Results

Good enough for 13th combine vs. 485 pigeons. We also bred the 36th place bird for another flyer.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Race 3: 150 Miles: Lebanon, MO

PROP 728 takes 1st place club! I will have the combine results up later in the week, enjoy the short clip...


Club Results:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Race 2: Fort Wood: 125 Miles: Tough Again!

We raced 20 birds this weekend, got all 20 home on the day. We had a drop of 5 placing 37th-41st vs. 442 birds, all 5 are in the Top 10%. We also bred the 26th and 35th placed birds for other flyers in our club.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Race 1: Fort Wood: Tough 125 Miles

Our first pigeon, PROPIGEON.COM 726, placed 6th club vs. 123 birds and 16th combine vs. 371 birds. We shipped 12 and got 12 on the day - 3 of them being in the top 10%.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

11th Toss: 90 Miles: Rolla, MO

Birds had a 5 to 10 mph side wind, a bit hazy on the course this morning. They did around 1100YPM which is good for a South Easterly wind of 5 to 10.

Next weekend is the first 125 mile race, weather permitting! Check back for results...

Monday, August 2, 2010

10th Toss: 65 Miles: Bourbon Exit

The weather was great and they had a soft tailwind today. We took them 5 miles short of the 70 mile point.

Release time was 9:15am and arrival at 10:30am; that is 1525 YPM (52 miles an hour)!  -They were already in the loft when I got back, so it was actually a bit quicker.

The season opener is in 2 weekend we go 85 and the final 100 mile trainer. The first race is 125 miles.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

9th Toss: 47 Miles: 2nd St. Clair Exit

Heavy fog this morning, we had to wait until 8:50 to release. They handled it like champs! They made it home in 1hour and 3 minutes which is 1313 YPM!

Want to figure out your birds speed? Check out:

Racing Pigeon Velocity Calculator

We go 70 miles in the morning.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

7th Toss: 30 Miles: Grey Summit #2

Did a joint toss with Southtown Racers on Sunday at 30 miles. It was a tough one as a storm developed on the course. They are getting some R&R and we will be ready for the next toss this weekend.

4 weeks until the first race!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

6th Toss: 30 Miles: Grey Summit Exit

Birds did great today! We go 40 miles tomorrow morning.

Checkout the new video, see if you can find the HAWK!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

5th Toss: 15 Miles: Antire Road Exit

Birds came great from 15 miles, they are racing home not just homing. Next week 30 miles. No video today as we forgot the camera on the way out.

5 weeks until the first race!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

3rd Toss: 6 Miles: Lindbergh Exit

Started off cool and got hot on us very quick with winds and a small storm approaching...they handled it well, all 30 accounted for.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

2nd Toss: 3 Miles: Elm Street Train Tracks

The 1st toss was last weekend at 1 mile. We let them up at the Shrewsbury Police Dept. parking lot.

Today, we took all 30 to the 3 mile spot...all 30 accounted for & trapped very fast.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 Youngbirds Training Around the Loft

Short little video of birds flying around the loft and landing...

I will have longer, better ones posted throughout the year.

2010 MTP Special Race (Futurity)

We are handling around 10 birds for our little special race in the MO/IL combine. It is a 240 mile race flown in October.

We also entered 3 teams of 3 totaling a 9 bird entry:

PROPIGEON.COM 732, 733, 738, 739, 740, 741, 742, 799, 800

For more information, go here: 2010 MTP Futurity Race

2010 Oklahoma Twister Race

We sent two birds to the Oklahoma Twister races:


If you haven't checked out the race update videos and diary videos from the Mardis team, I suggest you check them out. They even have Twitter now and post race updates and more!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mercedes Classic 2010 Team

Shipped my two teams down to the Mercedes Classic races on Tuesday 4/20. I still don't understand how a shipment of birds to Las Vegas from Saint Louis can make it the next day, but a shipment to Oklahoma City takes 2-3. It happens every year so I prepare the birds for up to 3 days in the shipping boxes. I give them 10 peas (soaked in water), 10 whole peanuts, 30 mls water, plus a hydra pill.

Team #1

PROPIGEON.COM 703, 706, 709, 720, 722, 777

Team #2

PROPIGEON.COM 704, 707, 708, 710, 717, 718

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Playing Round Robin

I proactively put the cocks in the section with the breeding boxes about 2 months ago. I only allow them half of the box. Each cock claims a breeding box and it becomes its perch.

When it comes around to putting the hens together with the cocks, it makes it a lot easier to settle everyone.

I started settling the pairs on Thursday of last week; I have no trouble makers, with the exception of one hen, the rest will lay by the weekend.

I'm feeding 100% Purina Green pellets (18%), calcium syrup & fertibol in the water, and high calcium grit with extra oyster shell added in.

Let the games begin!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Breeders Prep

The breeders received their PMV shot two weekends ago, we just finished the paratyphoid shots tonight. We have a total of 20 pairs this year and it took a little under an hour to do all 40 birds.

Next up we treat for canker (Ridzol-S), cocci (Miracle-Life), bac. w/ amox, respiratory (Doxy-t), & finish with a wormer. The lights are on 24/7 and we should be ready to pair up around Valentine's day.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Additions for 2010 Breeding

I purchased these 2 hens from Fraidoon Ali (Mazari Loft). Both were good flying hens and they are down from his foundation hen "Golden Lady".

Fraidoon was 1st Champion Loft 2008 old birds in the OCF club from 0-550 miles. He also won 1st average speed A old bird series 2008 in the West Course Combine. If that wasn't enough, he was 1st place loft of the year for consistent performance in earning the most points of all competing lofts from 150-600 miles in the A&B&C old bird series in 2007!

06 OCF 1464 Ped: -------------------------- 06 OCF 1369 Ped:

Greg McKnight Stock:
*05 OCF 1770 is the hen front and center in the last breeder pic below (picture 12)
*05 JEDDS 7792 is the lone cock in the breeder pics below (picture 9)

My Race Loft

My racing loft below...

It is 6' x 18' and you can race from both sides. I like to separate the sexes during YB's and fly cocks from the front and the hens from the back loft.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Breeding Season

We added some new blood to the breeding loft from Greg McKnight, Fraidoon Ali (Orange County Flyer Club), A full brother to *"Lucky Strike's" mother, Van Hove cock bred by Bill Martin who is a grandson to "Blue Pearl" & "Blue Passion", Van Hove hens down from Bill Martin via Larry Campeau (LDC Lofts), and 2 birds from Hafeez Khan inbred to his "Blue Fox" Tournier pigeons. *03-RAC-270

In a different post, I will have some pictures and pedigrees to put up. So far, I have PMV'd all the breeders and I am waiting on the Khan birds to arrive before I begin the breeding medication routine.

I took some pictures today of the breeders, enjoy...