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#1 User is offline   Daniellewis1986 Icon

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 17:04 PM

Hi guys I am new to forum and coming back to pigeons after many years away. How young would be the youngest bird you would start the young bird season with.if that makes sense.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 17:06 PM

if you got ybs weaned just now you could race them

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 17:16 PM

Thanks jamie thats the answer i was looking for if I am honest

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 17:18 PM

View Postbigjamie, on 18 May 2019 - 18:06 PM, said:

if you got ybs weaned just now you could race them



My suggestion also, had lad last year who was racing first race with a youngster still squeaking.

Club mate asked if they wanted to send it, he replied its fine its trained out to 50 miles :smiling-scarecrow-329:
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 17:29 PM

I had better get some brought then and stop just thinking about every day of the week. Haha

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 17:52 PM

I won the 2nd yb race with a baby hatched on 27th of April the following week the winner hatched on the 20th April,
But I got them in the sky early and they run within 3 or 4 weeks of being weaned

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 18:19 PM

View PostBryngwynt Lofts, on 18 May 2019 - 17:18 PM, said:

My suggestion also, had lad last year who was racing first race with a youngster still squeaking.

Club mate asked if they wanted to send it, he replied its fine its trained out to 50 miles :smiling-scarecrow-329:

I’m sure I read somewhere that Back in the days before life rings were introduced you had to have your youngsters squeak at ringer before they could enter YB races to prove they were actually youngsters

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 18:11 PM

I have sent squeakers to the first race, from memory I think 12 weeks old is as young as you can get and send with confidence.

If you can get them down the road and coming well, then they are ready.

In the end, the birds will tell you whether they are ready or not.
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