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#1 User is offline   ally mac 

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 19:19 PM

Saw on B Leefe website they are selling a pink spray paint to put dots on the doos wings as a deterent to percy. Anybody tried it?

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 19:53 PM

Ive done it for years Ally, my returns seem to be above average :emoticon-0138-thinking:
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Posted 9 December 2015 - 20:07 PM

View PostDelboy, on 9 December 2015 - 19:53 PM, said:

Ive done it for years Ally, my returns seem to be above average :emoticon-0138-thinking:


Was following your returns during the season Derek and thought that was the case.

Falcon Deterrent Spray In Pink
◦A pink aerosol spray that helps to cut down the number of falcon attacks.
◦Hawks find the pink circular spots unnatural and confusing.
◦Use in conjunction with your existing falcon deterrents.
◦Extensively used in Germany to help deter raptor strikes.
◦Spray a defensive mark on the outside and on the inside of the wing, with some fanciers also spraying a dot on the tail.
◦Best to spray using a circular template (approx 5cm diameter) from a distance of 10-15cm from the pigeon.
◦Wear gloves and overalls, as the spray can stain.
◦After spraying it is important that the pigeon does not come into contact with other birds, as the spray needs a little time to dry, this depends on the ambient temperature.
◦The colour lasts for approx 6 months.
◦Spray approx 1 in 10 birds.
◦Composite, colouring, adhesive agent, Isopropanol,
◦Expanding agent, propan/butan.
◦Shake well before use.
◦Not available for overseas shipping.


Remember reading a few years ago that the white rump on feral doos also helped and the thought was, I think, that those without would possibly be wiped out through natural selection. Not sure if it holds true.

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 20:25 PM

Saw this in macaloneys loft

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 21:01 PM

I used the red sheep spray. Sprayed it into the lid and dabbed it with the sterilising sponge from the vaccination packs. Found it took a time to dry and was fairly messy. Another club member used a red bingo dabber. The circles were a bit smaller, but the effect very much the same. :)
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Posted 9 December 2015 - 21:06 PM

Using this spray also educates you on how good a moult the pigeons have had. Spray circle on the back of the wings and underneath and at the end of the season, after the moult you will see what I mean.

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 21:15 PM

A mate of mine who was having serious problems with sparrow hawks at his loft used the agricultural animal sprays (red & yellow) with good effect.
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Posted 9 December 2015 - 21:16 PM

Sounds well worth a go then chaps, nothing to loose. Anything to give them a wee bit extra help is worth a go

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 21:22 PM

Ally my mate used the yellow spray to put the circle in the under wing of his birds and then the red circle in the centre as an eye. It is a bit messy but it certainly worked, good luck.
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Posted 9 December 2015 - 21:33 PM

Thanks lads

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Posted 9 December 2015 - 22:59 PM

What a load owe codes wallop, if they want to eat they will take no matter what they have on the wing, whos kidding who here with the Theory's, it must be the cent whos saying and selling this. :o
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Posted 9 December 2015 - 23:23 PM

Dougie I can only speak from what I experienced at my mates lofts which were situated in the centre of a horticultural project for people with learning disability. They also helped out at the lofts but were upset at the daily attacks on the birds by the local sparrowhawks in the neighbouring wood. These attacks certainly declined after we sprayed the birds with the dye.
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:05 AM

View Postcemetary, on 9 December 2015 - 22:59 PM, said:

What a load owe codes wallop, if they want to eat they will take no matter what they have on the wing, whos kidding who here with the Theory's, it must be the cent whos saying and selling this. :o


Nothing to loose Dougie, if others find it helps then I will give it a go. Will let you know if it was a tenner down the drain :}

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:35 AM

I have a stamp somewhere in the house in the shape of an eye,must have had it for at least 20 years,ink etc. with it,I'll have a ratch and put a photo up,if I find it ?
Remember pigeons don't fly with their wings fully extended so when you do put a marker on consider this.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:50 AM

In Canada and Germany (mostly) the first results were favourable ... Till the predators got use to it quickly.
Pigeons Interests ... before Fanciers ego's!

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:24 AM

Let's face it, we all know that the BOP very quickly become used to our attempts to protect our pigeons. This doesn't mean we should not make the attempts. At the loft, we should rotate / change our means of attempt, be it flashing lights, tape, balloons, owls, taped music of eagle owls calling, etc. On the pigeon itself there is little we can do except the eyes. Yes, BOP will become used to it, but it may make the difference between arriving injured or not arriving at all.
It all comes down to luck in the end. :)
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:44 AM

Easy enough to do a wee trial. Racers with dots/eyes painted/stamped on their wings, latebreds without. All doos treated for feather mite, lice etc. As suggested they may get used to it through time but every little helps.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:04 PM

Seemingly there was a wee kick up because I had dots on my ybs going to the National and it was stated they wouldn't be accepted next year if they had the paint on???? I cannot see how anybody can stop you doing this??
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:33 PM

Never heard of any rules to that effect,wing stamps/name's/tel numbers yes ??

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