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Elvan Willgrass

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  1. Thanks for the reply and as it turns out I am also a member of the Sportsman NFC same as Ken in fact a founder member and I have always done the ETS all systems. I know Southwell birds are not a Scottish strain but I think they will be good at the distance. Why I mention the Scottish birds is the fact I have done well with them. I won the NEHU Queens cup 2011 aprox 14000 birds with a blue cock I bred from a hen I bred from Dale Newcombe and a cock I bred from Scot Gibson of Ironbrige this was with the West Durham Amalgamation the same bird was was 44th overall the year before. Then I can say I have very much held my own in the Sportsman first with a blue hen I bred from birds of John McNiell, she won from 440 to Saints 618 miles with many wins in-between only beaten once but was second. Then I have a red hen bred from birds I got from R Combs never won a race but had many seconds, thirds and fourths up to 618 miles. In 2019 I was first and second N section NFC with two sisters I bred from Bob McDonald few birds made it as it was said to be a smash. In one race I had the only bird on the day with my Scottish mixture. I must mention a red hen I bred from birds I got from Mr Buchan whom is at the top of Scotland as this hen twice flew Tarbes 800 miles but twice just out of time. In 2020 I only flew two races in the WDA and two in the Sportsman and won nothing. Ken did well in the old hens and young bird race with three of his young birds flying 410 miles timing in poor weather on the morning of the second day. B Blackett & Son is the name I fly under. I thank you for the phone No. And I got the number of Dave Elliot from the SU so I shall contact them both.
  2. Thanks for your trouble but I am unable to find your message could you please repost It
  3. Thanks for the replies would there be any means of contacting these fanciers?
  4. Would anyone know where I could buy Norman Southwall pigeons.
  5. Some time ago I wanted to upgrade my Unicon champ 500 to a Champ PC500 Plus the one that texts you when you get birds and was told if I waited until 2018 I would get the new system that was coming out and the cost would be just under £200. Now they tell this system is on hold so I said I would then upgrade to the system as it is but was told I could not do this although people on the system are still using it. It all seems strange has any one heard anything about this.
  6. Will post cheque this afternoon. Tried to bid on some birds in SNFC late-bred sale yesterday but never yet got an answer on the published phone number.
  7. I have received the Home Doctor disc thank you, installed it and it works. I cant seem to find in Pigeon Basics where to send my donation (£10 ) so if you could please point this out to me I would by obliged and thanks again.
  8. I posted a reply yesterday giving my address and said I would give a donation to Pigeon basics but don’t see the post today. Again Barrie Blackett 18 Garden View Butterknowle Bishop Auckland County Durham DL13 5PD
  9. I realise it is some years since this microscope first come out but I wondered if any one could sell me a copy of the software for the camera that came with as I have lost mine.
  10. Thats it, 3 notches it will be. Thanks.
  11. Thanks for the replies, the one you mention blackdog I have read and I am sure he will be referring to the US gallon and states 4 notches (on another forum) per US gallon. The one you mention billy99 is different again as 1 notch to 2.5ltr would by just 2 notches for just over one imperial gallon. But when I read things again an imperial gallon is more water than an US gallon therefore I would need more then 3 notches. I suppose the amount you used billy99 must have worked OK. I am not sure what to do.
  12. I am going to use Quest Gel (Moxidectin) 11.3g to worm my birds and for a gallon of water I am told I need to use 4 notches or bumps on the syringe for this amount. But as the instructions are American I think this will be an American gallon not imperial. This is the difference. An imperial gallon of liquid is defined as 4.54609 litres, and thus occupies a space equivalent to approximately 4,546 cubic centimetres (roughly a 16.5cm cube). The U.S. liquid gallon and the U.S. dry gallon are different units defined by different means. The U.S. liquid gallon is defined as 231 cubic inches and equates to approximately 3.785 litres. One imperial gallon is equivalent to approximately 1.2 U.S. liquid gallons. So I think if I used 3 notches it may be enough. What do you think?
  13. I live in the North east and would like to train some birds down the middle of the country to Portsmouth or there about, so is there any organisations (Wednesday clubs included)that I could bring them to. I can get them to Buckingham and Leicester with my own Amal but I still need to get them to the south coast around the Portsmouth area.
  14. Thanks for the information, I have spoken to Unikon and you can definitely clock on, read out and do the calculations or anything else that you can do with one that has has a pocket clock other than time on if the base unit is not at the loft.
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