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Andy123
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Well my son took 22 of my 24 old birds for their first trainer this afternoon. He took them home with him. A distance of 18 miles. Their first time North. He let them go at 4.10pm. Nearly dark now and I haven’t seen a pigeon. Just don’t understand what could have happened. Hope I get some tomorrow but looks like my season is already over and lost 3 years of breeding and testing. 😔😔


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Sorry to hear that Andy, i know how much work you have put into the birds, as you say hopefully you will get some tomorrow. Do you think a hawk could have gone into them and scattered them.


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Murray
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Ooh Andy!

Shocking. Heart breaking. 

I hope you get them in the morning. 

Regards

Murray.


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sad news that Andy hopefully they will be there at first light in the morning


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Posted by: @paul1

Sorry to hear that Andy, i know how much work you have put into the birds, as you say hopefully you will get some tomorrow. Do you think a hawk could have gone into them and scattered them.

Could have done Paul, but I don’t think that was why none have got back. If a hawk would have gone into them it would have scattered them but some would have got home. They could have got in with other trainers going in the opposite direction but even then I would have thought some would have pulled out and come back. It did get quite humid and dark clouds with a bit of rain but again shouldn’t have stopped them homing. 

It’s a real mystery, just hope some make it back.


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Hope they all return safely mate, stands a good chance hawks have something to do with it, maybe they went to ground and then darkness fell


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keep the site up to date Andy as the day gets on thinking about mate good luck


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Andy123
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Nothing here first thing which leads me to think they are some way away. The good thing is, if it is a good thing, most have had a night out before during racing so do know how to survive. 

I feel very low today and feel I have let the members who have sent pigeons to me over the years down. 

I’m sure I will get some back and have been hearing of some disastrous trainers being had. Doesn’t make it any easier though. It could put the project back to square one having to start again with this years youngsters. 


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My Chris has said that they cleared instantly when he let them go but they were heading the wrong way. 


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Had the first one back at 8.11. It is a yearling hen 01 that Pete bred for Murray. 


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Yes, that was my initial thought, those pigeons have done what they have been taught to do, and gone north.

I do wonder how many of those you will get back. 

Those that do get back are good ones. 

 

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Murray.


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Posted by: @andy123

Had the first one back at 8.11. It is a yearling hen 01 that Pete bred for Murray. 

YAY! {pear}:happy: {pear}:smile:  

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Murray
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Good to hear that 'Pete's Muzzabelle' is home.  

She will do well this year. {pear}:wink:  

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Murray.


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Just need them to keep coming through....

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Murray.


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Had a second one at 8.58. A 2 year old dark Chequer hen from Dev & CDBL. 


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