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Andy123
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August 11th, 2018, 8:48 pm

As Potter says you won’t be able to get any youngsters for next year until in the new year.
Use this time to get everything ready and learn as much as you can before getting them. Have said that the best way to learn is hands on and learning buy your mistakes, and we all make them.
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August 12th, 2018, 6:16 pm

That’s a fair comment, I will see which breeds are best to buy.
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August 12th, 2018, 7:07 pm

Firstly you need to decide what your aims are, do you want sprint/middle distance racing or do you want distance racing. This will to a degree will determine which families you look for.
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August 12th, 2018, 8:14 pm

I’m looking for long distance birds Andy. Which breed would you recommend please.?
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August 12th, 2018, 9:08 pm

I would be looking at a Jan Aarden based family. Leo Pronk, Nico Volkens. Or the old fashioned Kirkpatricks. Jan Theelans. There are a few families out there. Have a look at who’s winning the long distance races and see which families they are racing.
The best way is to just find a few youngsters that are from distance pigeons and through racing and selection breed a family.
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August 13th, 2018, 9:42 am

Thanks Andy. I will buy a few youngsters in January 😁
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August 14th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Cestrian1971 wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 9:42 am
Thanks Andy. I will buy a few youngsters in January 😁
I would find a fancier in you're area who is consistently performing well from the races you want to target and find out what strain they are racing and if possible see if they are willing to breed you a few youngsters. There are many strains out there to choose from as well as the ones Andy has already suggested, Herbots, Stcklebauts, Delbars, Krauths, Catryse, Southwells to name a few more :D
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August 15th, 2018, 6:32 pm

I’ve chosen Jan Aardens, I’ve read they are a fantastic racing pigeon for marathon distances which I’m after trench.
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August 15th, 2018, 9:43 pm

Cestrian1971 wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 6:32 pm
I’ve chosen Jan Aardens, I’ve read they are a fantastic racing pigeon for marathon distances which I’m after trench.
You won't go far wrong with them mate, they have certainly lasted the test of time and many of today's modern strains are based on the Jan ardens.
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August 16th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Yes I’ve read a lot about them, They are the sort I’m looking for trench
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