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Andy123
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With the clocks now changed and it being to dark in the evenings to do anything I decided to split the birds up today. 

I removed all the nest box fronts and nest bowls and gave the loft a good clean out. I decided then to split the birds up. This does mean that they won’t be going out now until next spring as they are in different lofts. There are 3 stock hens in with the hens that can’t go out and if let out the old hens would try to go back into the old bird loft. If the cocks were let out the young/yearling cocks would want to go back into the young bird loft. So probably easier to keep them in. 

With your racing out in Australia being different to us do you Murray and Killer split your birds up and if so when? 

The cocks.

E58B3638 DE54 4FDE 9306 A7D31BEE9C01
F6897E63 C6C3 4BC9 8DE9 3B487FDF4040

The stock cocks

D7C2EFE9 F503 4212 946E F4F8639403D3

The hens

3061AE82 8E46 496F 85F2 EA0EAE17FB94
A64B6572 53D3 4E8D 8760 EBFB2E7AAF6D
6528443D A383 46E9 A5A4 8EF43606E588

 

I have got a couple of youngsters that I’m not to sure about but I think I have 22 cocks and 28 hens. 

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devo56
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Looking tidy mate, good luck when selecting pairs.


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Andy123
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Looking tidy mate, good luck when selecting pairs.

Thanks mate. Unfortunately I thought I might have been a bit closer to our first aim of sending to Barcelona but because of the disastrous trainer I had at the start of last season and the uncertainty of which route we were going to fly I had a big set back. Hopefully this year will be better. I will have a team of 7 two year olds and 29 yearlings. I am still trying to find the foundation birds for future breeding. I am not planning on racing youngsters next year but just training them. I will have to see how many birds I have come the young bird season. After the terrible start I only actually lost 2 old birds in racing. One from Elgin 457 miles and one from Thurso 523 miles. 

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devo56
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@andy123  Well mate i am sure you will plan well, we all knew things would take time for the loft to come to fruit. Just keep doing what your doing, its out of your hands once birds are released.


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Andy123
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@andy123  Well mate i am sure you will plan well, we all knew things would take time for the loft to come to fruit. Just keep doing what your doing, its out of your hands once birds are released.

It was the trainer from 18 miles that still gets me. I lost 20 pigeons, most had flown the channel, some on more than one occasion including 5 that had flown Poitiers 343 miles as yearlings. 

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Murray
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That will forever remain a mystery, Andy.

As you say, they were experienced race birds. One would have expected them to arrive home in ones and twos over the next few hours or days, no matter what had happened. 

It almost seems like a flyaway. Although why they would do that, who would know?

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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