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  1. I'm sorry to be reading this and really hope Jim reconsiders? Not many better fanciers than Jim Cullen.
  2. It's getting serious now Derek, the losses are not sustainable with old and young birds. Even diehard fanciers will be leaving the sport if we get many more seasons like this one.
  3. Lochee club - secretary Jim Bremner - tel 01382 623457.
  4. Congratulations Davie
  5. Congratulations Jim & Gary
  6. Mossgiel


    Pleased for you
  7. Mossgiel


    Hope you get her. It's hard enough to get that calibre of pigeon without them being taken by a percy around the loft.
  8. It's looking promising Derek
  9. Mossgiel


    Like most fanciers I have been plagued by Peregrines / Sparrowhawks for the best part of 20 years. My birds have been shut in since September last year and I started letting them out 15th March this year. The birds have been allowed their freedom for 1 hour a day and whilst out I stand at the loft conscious of a bop attack. During this period I have had one bird killed after a sparrowhawk chased it from the roof of the loft [ a neighbour handed in the leg of the bird with the ring still intact, about a week later ]. Another bird has disappeared during this period?? The last two evenings, while I was stood 8 feet in front of the loft the hen sparrowhawk attacked the birds in front of the loft, completely ignoring me standing only feet away!! They seem to have little fear of humans when they are focused on an attack. My birds are so on edge, that I have decided to shut them in for a while and hopefully the hawk will go to nest during this period ??
  10. Mossgiel


    Well done Coutts Brothers [ Best In Show ] , W. Massey & Son, [ Best Opposite Sex ] and to all other winners.
  11. Tragic news, at such a young age too. Rest in peace Kevin. Condolences to the family.
  12. I have a 2 year old hen with a similar problem. It seems to occur after the bird receives it's PMV vaccination. On completion of the moult, the feathering to the back of the neck was smooth but after the PMV injection the feathering goes curly. The same thing occurred a year ago. It must be an adverse reaction to the injection ?
  13. I was in Jock Traill's loft mid 90's, other than Nancy, I can't remember seeing any other birds with a frill. My Little Lady had John Ellis blood in her through birds from Spittal & Hutton.
  14. I think she contained a bit of Spittal & Hutton, Leslie bloodlines. Spittal & Hutton used to exchange birds with John Ellis, Wellbank.
  15. It was a SNRPC race from Cholet he won too.
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