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Posted 29 March 2015 - 20:24 PM

Well, after a fair bit of searching and waiting over the past months, I finally got 5 pairs of Dordins together. It's going to take a bit of time to shape them into something, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. Put them together this morning in their own stock loft, and everything has gone really well. Have to spend a fair bit of time with them tomorrow, so I'll try to get a few pics up then.
'TARA DORDINS'
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 20:27 PM

sounds good , looking forward to the photographs Paul :animatedpigeons:
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 21:49 PM

Good luckwith them mate , had some a few years ago , could have sat and looked at them all day they were beautiful birds

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 22:39 PM

Good luck Paul, looking forward to seeing the photos :)
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 06:21 AM

Be great to see Paul
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 19:10 PM

Able to get a few pics to-day

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'TARA DORDINS'
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 19:15 PM

Looking good

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 19:39 PM

I like the Blue

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 19:43 PM

Nice birds,good luck with them.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 19:56 PM

all looking good Paul , neat & tidy set up . birds look great too :emoticon-0137-clapping:
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 22:50 PM

Cracking looking birds Paul, best of luck with them :)
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Posted 1 April 2015 - 14:05 PM

Just a wee up-date on how they're getting on with the pairing. As reported the pairs were put together on Sunday afternoon, and were locked in their boxes for the night. The boxes in the stock loft are the widowhood type with plastic fronts.
Spent Monday letting each pair out for 30 minutes, and to be honest they all found their boxes under their own steam. When all pairs had been through this, I started the process again. Tuesday was spent the same way. The only difference made was when they were let out for the second time, I placed a nest bowl with felt in their box for their return. Over their 4 periods of 'freedom' all pairs found their own boxes, with no mix ups or fights. Sublime ! Again, all pairs were locked in their boxes on Tuesday night. Well, this morning I removed half of the widowhood fronts and gave the pairs their freedom again, this time all the birds loose at the same time. I stood outside the wire door and thought, right, this is when they're going to kick-off! I stood for 20 mins. All pairs left their boxes, fed and watered. No fighting, no problems, just the cocks crowing and chasing their hens. Just back in after checking again, and all pairs are in their own boxes, few cocks crowing and a few in their bowls calling.
So far it's been like something you'd read from a book. I remarked to Lorraine (wife) yesterday, that in 40 years of pigeons I had never personally witnessed such a smooth period of pairing up. So.......what's going to go wrong ? Blank eggs, dead in shell, dead in nest......we'll see !! LOL.
'TARA DORDINS'
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Posted 1 April 2015 - 15:06 PM

Sounds too good paul but at the same time alls went well so hopefully there'll be no problems ahead and good luck with the breeding :animatedpigeons:
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Posted 1 April 2015 - 15:07 PM

View Postshowman, on 1 April 2015 - 15:05 PM, said:

Just a wee up-date on how they're getting on with the pairing. As reported the pairs were put together on Sunday afternoon, and were locked in their boxes for the night. The boxes in the stock loft are the widowhood type with plastic fronts.
Spent Monday letting each pair out for 30 minutes, and to be honest they all found their boxes under their own steam. When all pairs had been through this, I started the process again. Tuesday was spent the same way. The only difference made was when they were let out for the second time, I placed a nest bowl with felt in their box for their return. Over their 4 periods of 'freedom' all pairs found their own boxes, with no mix ups or fights. Sublime ! Again, all pairs were locked in their boxes on Tuesday night. Well, this morning I removed half of the widowhood fronts and gave the pairs their freedom again, this time all the birds loose at the same time. I stood outside the wire door and thought, right, this is when they're going to kick-off! I stood for 20 mins. All pairs left their boxes, fed and watered. No fighting, no problems, just the cocks crowing and chasing their hens. Just back in after checking again, and all pairs are in their own boxes, few cocks crowing and a few in their bowls calling.
So far it's been like something you'd read from a book. I remarked to Lorraine (wife) yesterday, that in 40 years of pigeons I had never personally witnessed such a smooth period of pairing up. So.......what's going to go wrong ? Blank eggs, dead in shell, dead in nest......we'll see !! LOL.


have a bit more confidence in them , theyve done well so far Paul :pidge:
"north wales novice" no longer .

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Posted 1 April 2015 - 18:05 PM

why is it we are always looking for something to go wrong
just except that you have done a good job and now its upto the birds ps
hope they have a winner in every nest all the very best of luck for
the season

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Posted 1 April 2015 - 18:07 PM

why is it we are always expecting something to go wrong? just except you have done a good job so far
I hope you have a winner in every nest
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Posted 8 January 2019 - 16:19 PM

View Postshowman, on 30 March 2015 - 19:10 PM, said:

Able to get a few pics to-day

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Bravo Sir

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 22:48 PM

View Postmurray bros, on 8 January 2019 - 16:19 PM, said:

Bravo Sir


Nice of you to say so.
'TARA DORDINS'
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:43 PM

You've had a bit of luck there locking birds up all night that's just been put together

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 15:01 PM

View PostHillstreetblues48, on 11 January 2019 - 12:43 PM, said:

You've had a bit of luck there locking birds up all night that's just been put together


Sorry, but luck doesn't even come anywhere into it !!

Many years of patience and observing within itself will remove any 'luck'.


……….'we have no time to stand and stare' .....
'TARA DORDINS'
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