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April 24th, 2018, 9:52 pm

correct we have exchange emails and I now know what he means lol
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April 24th, 2018, 10:12 pm

CDBL wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Andy123 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 10:51 am
There both there George your chequer 66934 is the one below your grizzle I grouped them together but only put the site name against the first entries
I think George means YOU only have one bird Andy? I was looking at that as well.
Sorry George mis understood what you were asking and thanks Chris for pointing it out.
Due to my bad hatch from my first round and deciding to breed later this year as well I still have 3 more in the nest that are about 2 weeks old that will join the team when weaned.
This is them taken this morning, one is hiding behind the other.
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April 24th, 2018, 10:29 pm

grizzlecock wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 7:28 pm
From the short time we spent at your setup andy,i could see you have a nice way about you...you can feel it in the loft and gardens...it really feels right...you will have the pleasure of seeing birds come in from barcelona/Palomas ...i am sure of that...this will be the begining of something special...not just for yourself..but for all the boys on this forum...GOOD FOR YOU...
He has always had a way with livestock mate, and certainly has the passion and dedication for pigeons. I have no doubt he will do the very best he can for all involved.
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April 24th, 2018, 10:49 pm

Thanks for all the very kind word of support.
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April 27th, 2018, 2:48 pm

These are the pedigrees of the Jan Theelens. Those of you with a keen eye will notice that on the pedigrees are four are down as hens (which Paddy ordered but it turned out that they were two pair

GB 16V 21937 is the Sire of 091510 and 091514, the two Reds. and GB16V 21984 is the Dam.

and GB 16V 21972 is Sire of 091513 and 091515, the two Mealies, and GB 16V 21935 is their Dam
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April 27th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Looks like the youngsters should do well John. They are coming on well.
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April 27th, 2018, 10:50 pm

Magic wrote:
April 27th, 2018, 2:48 pm
These are the pedigrees of the Jan Theelens. Those of you with a keen eye will notice that on the pedigrees are four are down as hens (which Paddy ordered but it turned out that they were two pair

GB 16V 21937 is the Sire of 091510 and 091514, the two Reds. and GB16V 21984 is the Dam.

and GB 16V 21972 is Sire of 091513 and 091515, the two Mealies, and GB 16V 21935 is their Dam
They certainly have the right pedigree for the job John, full of distance. Hope all goes well with them mate.
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May 14th, 2018, 8:31 pm

Come across this

Modern ‘Barcelona’ pigeons

Pigeon Racing was originally based on the idea of improving the species by careful
selective breeding. The original idea was to extend the range and reliability the
pigeon. This unwritten mission statement clearly underpinned pigeon racing in its
early days.

The Idea
The idea attracted many learned professional people who at the time saw the
prospect of improving the breed as a worthy challenge to their intellect. An
intellectual challenge of this kind has now almost been forgotten in the modern
sport. Now winning is seen as the be all and end all.

Making money
Coupled with winning is making quite a lot of money in the process, so faster
pigeons competing over a lesser distance are now a more usual aim than more
reliable pigeons competing over ever longer distances. This is a modern trend
similar to modern Banking - Monetary rewards have over taken the ideas and high
mindedness of the past.

Odd-ball dedicated fanciers
In pigeons except for the few odd ball dedicated fanciers who want to excel at the
very long distances, ideas of improving the species are now almost forgotten. In
spite of all this the idea of improving the species refuses to go away. The results of
long races have a following even from those who would not even attempt such a
quest.

Magic
Long flights have a magic of their own and the Barcelona International is at he
cutting edge of this magic. The pigeons below represent the best of all cutting edge
pigeons. The rare best of a rare species – an ideal of which secretly we would all
like to aspire.

The three UK pigeons that made the International Result in both 2012 and 2013
UK Int. Name Town En Nm Distance Ring Velocity Year UK Pigeons
1 475 TEAM RML E-ROMFO 6 3 1142595 GB09J31666 1099.79 1012 534
2 1133 LANE NIGEL E-ROMFO 2 2 1142595 GB09J31666 15.2308,4 2013 475
11 5327 SHEPHERD A.E. E-WOODM 5 1 1078205 GB07N15256 19.4532,6 2012 534
8 2729 SHEPHERD A.E. E-WOODM 8 1 1078205 GB07N15256 20.0639,6 2013 475
7 4659 HALES DAVID E-HOCKL 3 2 1141619 GB09N99407 18.2501,6 2012 534
20 4789 HALES DAVID E-HOCKL 3 2 2 GB09N99407 10.5352,6 2013 475

In the 2013 race David Hales pigeon would have been 18th UK on Velocity but in
the international where below 800 mpm velocity comes into play

John Clements
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May 14th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Interesting post Buster and very true.
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May 14th, 2018, 10:41 pm

A good post Buster. When I used to race I must say that I was more interested in the short/middle distance races, mainly due to work. From the moment I thought about coming back into the sport my aim was for the long/marathon races.
The aims of our Barcelona loft is not only to get the odd birds to fly Barcelona but with these, found a family of distance pigeons. This can only be done by really testing the birds and selecting the best.
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