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  1. JUST WONDERING HOW MANY FANCIERS USUALLY GO TO THE BLACKPOOL SHOW.THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE NICE IF FANCIERS ON HERE COULD MEET UP OR SOMETHING,WHAT DO OTHERS THINK.
  2. DINUTAH,AFTER LOOKING AT MANY MANY EYES OVER THE YEARS I DO AGREE THAT THE PEARL EYES DO SEEM TO COME UP A LOT IN THE JANSSEN PIGEONS BUT I WOULD NOT WORRY TO MUCH AS BEN SAID RACE THEM AND SEE WHAT YOU HAVE LEFT.
  3. THE THING IS WINTERBOURNE PEOPLE SAY THAT YOU ONLY GET OUT OF THE BIRDS WHAT YOU PUT IN.IF YOU DONT HAVE MUCH TIME TO SEE TO THE BIRDS I WOULD SUGGEST YOU STICK WITH THE WIDOWHOOD SYSTEM OR OTHER THAN THAT IF YOU FEEL YOU CANT DO THE BIRDS JUSTICE WHATS THE POINT IN HAVING THEM.SORRY TO BE SO HARD BUT ITS BASICALLY GOES BACK TO MY FIRST LINE.
  4. GOING ON FROM THE ABOVE WHAT ARE FANCIERS THOUGHTS ON THE BEST WAY TO TREAT DARKNESS YOUNGSTERS TO GET THEM THROUGH THE MOULT.
  5. SEVERN VALLEY FED AT WEST BAY. M.C.C.F.C.AT PORTLAND.
  6. BRUNO, I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I SELECTED THAT PIGEON ON ITS EYE ONLY.I DO NOT HAVE ANY FADS ABOUT HOW A PIGEON LOOKS,FEELS OR EVEN THE COLOUR OF IT BUT I MOST DEFINATLY CHOOSE STOCK PIGEONS ON THEIR EYE ONLY.OBVIOUSLY IF A BIRD WAS RIDDLED WITH DISEASE I WOULD HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS BUT EVEN THEN IF I THOUGHT I COULD CLEAR IT UP AND I THOUGHT THE EYE WAS THAT GOOD I WOULD STILL BUY IT.YOU DONT FIND MANY GOOD BREEDING EYED PIGEONS COME ON TO THE MARKET, AS I SAID I CONSIDERED THAT THIS ONE WAS THE BEST BY FAR OUT OF THE 60 OR 70 THAT WERE ON SHOW ALLTHOUGH THERE WERE BIRDS THERE THAT HAD PEDIGREES AS LONG AS YOUR ARM AND HAD COST 2 OR 3 HUNDRED POUNDS BUT TO ME THEY DID NOT HAVE THE EYE.
  7. HI CARTER,I CAN DEFINATLY SAY THAT EYESIGN IS NOT A FAKE ALLTHOUGH IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO EXPLAIN IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.I HAVE ALLWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN EYESIGN EVER SINCE I STARTED RACING OVER 35 YEARS AGO ESPESCIALLY FOR BREEDING,RACING EYES ARE SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND I HAVE NOT BOTHERED TO MUCH WITH THAT BUT FOR BREEDING I AM SURE THAT THE BIRDS EYES MUST BE WELL MATCHED TO BREED WINNERS,I DONT CARE WHAT THE BIRD AS WON RACING IF IT HASNT GOT A GOOD BREEDERS EYE OR MATCH UP WITH ANOTHER EYE I DONT BREED OFF IT.I HONESTLY THINK THAT A LOT OF YOUNG BIRD LOSSES ARE BECAUSE FANCIERS ARE BREEDING OFF BIRDS THAT HAVE PEDIGREES AS LONG AS YOUR ARM OR THEY HAVE DONE WELL RACING BUT I DONT GO ALONG WIYH THAT.SORRY TO KEEP GOING ON BUT I WOULD LIKE JUST TO TELL YOU ABOUT A PIGEON SALE I WENT TO EARLIER ON IN THE YEAR .A OLD FANCIER PAST AWAY AND HIS CLUB HELD A SALE OF THE BIRDS,THERE WERE ABOUT 60 OR 70 BIRDS THERE SOME HE HAD PAYED A LOT OF MONEY FOR ALLTHOUGH HE HAD NOT DONE MUCH GOOD RACING THEM,AS IT WAS A SUNDAY MORNING I THOUGHT I WOULD GO ALONG JUST TO HAVE A LOOK ALLTHOUGH I DIDNT REALLY WANT ANY BIRDS,I WENT THROUGH ALL THOSE BIRDS WITH JUST A EYE SIGN GLASS AND PICKED JUST ONE BIRD THAT I THOUGHT HAD THE BEST BREEDERS EYE THERE, THERE WAS NO INFORMATION WITH THE BIRD SO ALL I HAD TO GO ON WAS THE FACT THAT I THOUGHT THE EYE WAS GOOD.I LIKED THIS BIRD SO MUCH THAT I STAYED FOR THE SALE AND COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK AS I GOT IT FOR £25.I PAIRED THIS COCK TO A YEARLING HEN WHICH I THOUGHT WOULD GO WELL WITH IT( ONLY BY EYESIGN)THE HEN HADNT DONE ANY GOOD AS A YOUNGSTER BUT I HAD KEPT HER AS SHE HAD FLEW MOST OF THE PROGRAMME,IBRED 2 YOUNGSTERS OFF THEM AND THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE DONE,THE HEN AS WON 2 YOUNGBIRD RACES AND BEEN 7th FED,AND THE COCK AS BEEN 2nd IN THE CLUB THEY HAVE ALSO WON 3 LOTS OF POOL AND NOMINATION MONEY,NOT TO BAD OFF TWO PIGEONS THAT WERE JUST PAIRED UP ON THEIR EYES ONLY.
  8. MY DARKNESS YOUNGSTERS ARE ABOUT THE SAME AS YOURS MEALYBAR,BUT I TOOK THEM OFF THE DARKNESS ON 25th JUNE WHICH WAS 1 MONTH BEFORE THE FIRST RACE I WAS TOLD BY A FANCIER WHO AS RACED DARKNESS YOUNGSTERS FOR SOME YEARS NOW THAT THIS WAS THE BEST TIME SO I FOLLOWED HIS ADVICE.I ALSO HAVE A TEAM OF NATURAL YOUNGSTERS WHICH WERE BRED A BIT LATER BUT THEY ARE FALLING APART NOW WITH SOME ONLY HAVING 3 OR 4 FLIGHTS TO GO,NEXT YEAR I AM HOPING TO HAVE ALL MY YOUNG BIRDS ON THE DARKNESS AS I THINK THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE THEM.
  9. SEVERN VALLEY FED ARE BACK AT WINCANTON.
  10. PIGEON_MAN

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    AFTER USING AMTRACK ON A FEW OCCASIONS THIS YEAR I MUST SAY THAT I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THEM.I PHONED OUR LOCAL DEPOT A COUPLE OF TIMES ASKING THEM IF THEY COULD SUPPLY ME WITH ONE OF THEIR LARGE BOXES AS I HAVE SENT OFF 1 LOT OF 6 BIRDS AND ANOTHER OF 4 AND THEY HAVE ALLWAYS OBLIGED ME DELIVERING THE BOXES THE DAY BEFORE I NEEDED THEM. THEN AGAIN I DO KNOW OF FANCIERS WHO HAVE HAD PROBLEMS.
  11. I SUPPOSE IN SOME AREAS WHAT YOU SAY MEALYBAR IS CORRECT BUT FANCIERS WHERE I AM DONT BOTHER WITH TRAPPERS.
  12. WHY IS THERE ANY NEED TO USE A TRAPPER SURELY IF THE BIRDS ARE MOTIVATED ENOUGH THEY WILL COME IN ON THEIR OWN.THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE NEVER DONE BUT I HAVE READ THAT IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IT SEEMS TO BE THE NORM.
  13. BIRDBRAIN,I WOULD THINK IT WAS OBVIOUS WHAT MAKES A BIRD FLY HOME,FLAPPING ITS WINGS. NO BUT SERIOUSLY THERE AS BEEN MANY THEORYS OVER THE YEARS AS TO HOW A BIRD GETS HOME BUT I GUESS THEY WILL NEVER BE CERTAIN AS THERE SEEMS TO BE SO MANY DIFFERANT ANSWERS.SOMETIMES I WONDER WHETHER WE COME UP WITH ALL THESE IDEAS ABOUT MAGNETIC FIELDS, MOBILE PHONE MASTS, ETC,ETC, JUST AS A EXCUSE WHEN REALLY WE SHOULD BE ONLY BREEDING OFF BIRDS THAT SHOULD BE BRED OFF AND NOT BECAUSE ITS GOT A PEDIGREE AS LONG AS YOUR ARM OR ITS A SON OR DAUGHTER OF SOME PAST GOOD RACER.
  14. BIRDBRAIN,I ALSO HEARD SOME YEARS AGO ABOUT USING A MATCH BUT CANT QUITE REMEMBER THE DETAILS BUT I DO KNOW OF A CURE THAT MY GRANDFATHER USED WITH GREAT SUCCESS AND THAT WAS TO GET A BOTTLE OF FOUNTAIN PEN INK IF YOU CAN STILL GET IT AND WITH A FEATHER DIP IT INTO THE INK AND SORT OF PAINT IT ON TO THE INFECTED AREA,HAVE NOT HAD TO DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME NOW BUT IS DOES WORK.
  15. THERE USED TO BE A LOT OF MIDWEEK RACING DONE DOWN HERE IN THE MIDLANDS BUT NOT SURE WHICH FEDS DO IT NOW.
  16. THANKS FOR THAT WEBMASTER I THOUGHT I HAD GOT OUT OF BED A HOUR BEFORE I NEEDED TO
  17. WINGS 04,IS IT A RULE IN SCOTLAND THAT YOU SHOULD WING STAMP OR NOT IF IT IS NOT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA NOT TO SAY ANYTHING OR IF YOU ARE TALKING TO SOMEONE WHO HASNT WING STAMPED EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT A GOOD THING IT IS TO DO THATS IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING ANY BIRDS BACK THAT DO GO ASTRAY.
  18. IS IT MY COMPUTER OR IS THE TIME ONE HOUR OUT ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE.
  19. WHAT ARE PEOPLES THOUGHTS ABOUT VACINATION EVERY YEAR.A LOT OF PEOPLE I SPEAK TO THINK THAT IT COULD HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH ALL THE LOSSES.
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