Monday, December 26, 2011


PROPIGEON.COM bands arrived last week!! The breeding team has been wormed and received their SALBAC shot over the weekend.


2005 and back: MTP club bands
2006: PROPIGEON.COM 1-100
2007: PROPIGEON.COM 500-599
2008: PROPIGEON.COM 600-699
2009: PROPIGEON.COM 600-699
2010: PROPIGEON.COM 700-799
2011: PROPIGEON.COM 800-899
2012: PROPIGEON.COM 900-999

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Breeding Nears, 2011 Racing Summary

Another year comes to a close... We're putting the breeders through a clean-out and strategizing pairings for 2012. We've added some new blood to the stock loft and kept a few off our YB team and one loft racers.

2011 Racing Summary

2011 Mercedes Classic
150 Miles - Equal 1st, 8th to trap vs.599 Pigeons
200 Miles - 9th, 24th, 37th, all Equal to 1st vs. 492 Pigeons
200 Miles - 24th vs. 396 Pigeons
300 Miles - 50th vs. 365 Pigeons
34th & 44th Top Point Birds out of 600+
32nd Average Speed Bird Out of 600+
9th & 17th Champion Loft

2011 CBS Twister
250 Miles - 36th, 50th vs. 283 Pigeons
350 Miles - 45th vs. 208 Pigeons

150 Miles - 8th, 18th, 20th vs.258
300 Miles - 13th vs. 204
364 Miles - 9th, 18th vs 76 of the best in the series

Missouri Illinois Combine
6th Place Average Speed Loft vs. 37 Lofts Competing
6th Champion Bird (Points)

Best Single Race:
1st, 3rd, 4th MO/IL Combine vs. 353 Pigeons, 25 Lofts

2011 Auction Races (Breeder & Handler on all Three)
2nd Place BEL Auction 200 Miles
1st Place ILLINI Auction 240 Miles
1st Place MIC Auction 240 Miles

Sunday, July 24, 2011

15 Mile Training Toss - So Far So Good!

They beat us home from 15 and loft flew for another 1.5 hours!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

First Racing Pigeon Toss of 2011 Youngbird Season

Shrewsbury Exit - 1.1 Miles - Good first toss!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

First Round Moved to YB Loft

Moved 17 babies over to the young bird loft this weekend. We bred 27 babies our first round and selected the top 10 birds for the WinnersCup USA and Mercedes races - you can see those 10 in the previous posts.

A few pics of my 1st round team:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2011 WinnersCup USA Entries

4 of 9 that we will send to WinnersCup this year:

11-PROPIGEON.COM-809, 810, 812, 818

Sunday, April 10, 2011

2011 Mercedes Classic One Loft Race Team #1

We are shipping our first team down to CBS on Monday morning. The two blue bars and blue checks are down from our Louis Van Hove/ Flor Vervoort/ Jan Aarden ("De Dolle") family. The blue bar splashes are full siblings ("King Louie" x "Royal Class") to our 707 and 708, that raced well for us in the 2010 Mercedes Classic.

11-PROPIGEON.COM-800, 801, 803, 804, 805, 806 (Bands #'s in pics should be 2011, not 2010)

I got a few emails asking about how we prepare birds for shipping, so I'll mention a few things here. We wait until the birds come out of the nest boxes on their own, we don't force them down to the loft floor. As they mature in the nest boxes, each box has a feeder cup and the babies learn to eat by watching their parents. We only feed fatty seeds, peanut mash, & peas in these cups. Little by little they eat more and more until they jump ship looking for water. At that point, we will dunk their heads in the water can and they learn to drink and find the drinker on their own. We vaccinate with SalBac and keep them on the floor for a full week and always try to ship the Monday following. The day before shipping, we spray the birds for bugs, and give them a flagyl pill. The day of shipping we force water the birds, give each one 10 peanuts, a Fabry ideal pill, and off they go. I hope that gives you some ideas.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

And so it Begins :)

Babies are starting to hatch out...actually the first couple of babies were born on what looks like the last snow storm of the year. This is the time of year where the lights are extended (even more), the protein content gets increased... among other things... ;) we prepare these babies, as best we can, to complete their ultimate goal - become WINNERS.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We Got Eggs!

The last pair is on a full set of eggs today. For the most part, all of the hens laid on 2/25-2/26. We should have some babies hatching out around 3/15-3/17! I will post some pictures and maybe a short video of the future champs around then :)

A few of our breeders sitting tight: (click to enlarge)

"RHINO 256"




Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 Breeding Season Has Begun!

We are currently in the process of pairing our birds. We have a total of 19 pairs to breed from this year. We have 4 pairs that are breeding for the one loft races and the rest are test pairs or pairs that are line bred/ in bred for stock purposes. The weather over the last few weeks has been perfect! The birds feel spring coming, pairing up and getting everyone settled came much easier this year.

I will have some pictures and video of the breeding process soon - stay tuned!

Friday, January 7, 2011

PMV-1 Vaccine

The breeders received their PMV vaccine about a week ago. There are two cocks and two hens, that I acquired late, that will get the vaccines this week.

***Clean-out of the breeders begins the third week of January.***

Click Here for information regarding the Avian Paramyxovirus-Type 1 (called PMV-1) Vaccine