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#1461 User is offline   peter pandy 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 20:45 PM

Cheers Kevin one can but try !!. This week has seen 100 miles basket training again without losses so now its down to what is happening in the loft, First of all I have a pair of 3 year olds feeding large youngsters and sitting eggs in a lower nest box, However their is a spare 2 year old Cock nipping in and feeding the youngsters when possible especially when the Cock is sitting the eggs or at the drinker after feeding and the squabbling starts, It could be interesting between the two of them this week-end. P.S. the 3 year old Cock was last weeks winner.

The wee Blue Hen sitting 42 day eggs and still keen was given a newly hatched baby this evening and that is her set up for Buckingham Nat next week, Its a case of nothing tried nothing ventured !!..

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 21:00 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 24 May 2018 - 21:45 PM, said:

Cheers Kevin one can but try !!. This week has seen 100 miles basket training again without losses so now its down to what is happening in the loft, First of all I have a pair of 3 year olds feeding large youngsters and sitting eggs in a lower nest box, However their is a spare 2 year old Cock nipping in and feeding the youngsters when possible especially when the Cock is sitting the eggs or at the drinker after feeding and the squabbling starts, It could be interesting between the two of them this week-end. P.S. the 3 year old Cock was last weeks winner.

The wee Blue Hen sitting 42 day eggs and still keen was given a newly hatched baby this evening and that is her set up for Buckingham Nat next week, Its a case of nothing tried nothing ventured !!..


brilliant , fingers crossed for you :smiling-scarecrow-329:
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 21:08 PM

Cheers Andy, I am looking for a house to rent over your way with large garden for loft, P.M. me if you come across anything suitable in the future.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 21:24 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 24 May 2018 - 22:08 PM, said:

Cheers Andy, I am looking for a house to rent over your way with large garden for loft, P.M. me if you come across anything suitable in the future.


ive just sold one , will have another for sale soon (ish) both with lofts in the garden . nothing to rent though . try the exchange plan , may work for you ?? and again , very best of luck .
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 21:33 PM

Aye Andy, our landlord is selling all his houses and retiring to Spain in 5 years time so decided to make a move now rather than wait till I am 77..

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 21:35 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 24 May 2018 - 22:33 PM, said:

Aye Andy, our landlord is selling all his houses and retiring to Spain in 5 years time so decided to make a move now rather than wait till I am 77..


sounds like a good plan Peter :smiling-scarecrow-329:
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 13:04 PM

The 2 Year Old Cock that was causing a bit of disturbance when feeding 2 youngsters without their Sires permission came in to take 2nd Club 10th Fed at the 240 miler, The wee Blue Hen has been over the moon all week with the baby she now has and is my sole entry for the Buckingham Nat, She is carrying a couple of quid which will no doubt weigh her down if past experience runs to form. Mind you if she could talk she would call me all the b#ggers for giving her a sore backside sitting all that time on solid calcium. Best of luck to all this week-end as the forecast I have is a repeat of last year "THUNDERSTORMS"..

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Posted 4 June 2018 - 20:56 PM

Well the wee Blue Hen duly put in an appearance albeit out of race time however its 100% returns and I am happy enough as she had no weight loss, she will now have a break till basketing for Reims along with all the 3 year olds in the colony. 100 miles per week training should keep them on their toes..

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Posted 5 June 2018 - 06:18 AM

View Postpeter pandy, on 4 June 2018 - 21:56 PM, said:

Well the wee Blue Hen duly put in an appearance albeit out of race time however its 100% returns and I am happy enough as she had no weight loss, she will now have a break till basketing for Reims along with all the 3 year olds in the colony. 100 miles per week training should keep them on their toes..


ah , some good news at least :drinking-coffee-200: :drinking-coffee-200:
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Posted 7 June 2018 - 04:02 AM

Last Thursday I was out of bed at 02.30 with cramp and while waiting for the quinine to kick in I switched the telly on and watched the satellite weather forecast for the future 5 days. Now it had been my intention to send 14 to Buckingham with the Nat but on watching the forecast decided that 1 would be sufficient as I could not see a race happening before Tuesday. When attending to duties at Wishaw marking station I said as much to anyone who asked my opinion that the N/E wind was bringing down 700 miles of heavy cloud cover from the North Atlantic into the North sea affecting the whole of the East side of the U.K. which was my reason for leaving the team at home. I was not surprised the birds were liberated as the domino affect took place where some had liberated so we had to go too.. Now "supposed" is a word I don't accept in my vocabulary with it suggesting "chance" so when it was supposed to clear further North taking a "chance" with a prestigious National race should not have happened.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 18:04 PM

I've went natural Pete for the water....wots yer plans? How many for the big yins ?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 21:45 PM

I dropped a Red Pied Cock at the 240 miler and sitting waiting the following Sunday afternoon for the Wee Blue Hen my heart missed a beat when the Red Pied dropped one week late at 15.30. Wee Mary said will it win the Nat and was not to pleased when I said are you colour blind !! However having a glass of lemonade poured over ones head does wonders for cooling down.. Anyway last Saturday their was a 160 mile comeback race and I dumped the Red Pied into the basket with the thought's that you are always last whether its training or racing and even then you just wont trap, So if I don't see you again it will be too soon. Saturday and my ETA is 15.45 and 15.47 what arrives and decides to check out all the neighbours roofs before hitting the landing board and doing a wee jig with me having murderous thoughts, He finally dropped in to say hello and what a clever lad he was at 15.50 and was beaten for 1st by 30 secs ending up 3rd Club 5th Fed.. Aye the Red Pied.. :emoticon-0136-giggle: :emoticon-0136-giggle:

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 21:59 PM

What do fanciers really know about pigeons ???. "f" all as the above tale proves,, Steve I have 15 candidates for this week all 2/3 year olds but am sorely tempted to put my 2 year olds bye for the season and send my 3 year olds to Maidstone as although they have only had 2 races they have been putting in 100 miles weekly training since the beginning of May, Marking day will have me going over them as they are earmarked for Reims..

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 21:07 PM

Having decided to put the 2 Year Olds past for the season and on checking my team sheets I noticed that a couple of 3s had only been to 140 - 160 miles and a 6 year old only had the 160 miler so it was the 3 to send to Maidstone 380 mile. With a lack of confidence they were only carrying the Guttie on their leg. Race day saw nothing and the following day had the 6 year old Hen turning in, Which is the burd that had a holiday for 2/3 years in France.
Gold cup will have me sending a 3 year old Cock which has put in 960 miles so far this year with total confidence of a performance from him.. On the home front I have a trapped nerve in my Buttock giving me grief BUT Wee Mary says I have always been a pain in the *rse..

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 18:17 PM

It'l be a trapped wallet your sitting on not a trapped nerve,get them all pooled up :emoticon-0136-giggle:
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 21:34 PM

View Postfieldwalker, on 19 June 2018 - 19:17 PM, said:

It'l be a trapped wallet your sitting on not a trapped nerve,get them all pooled up :emoticon-0136-giggle:

Had a wallet many many years ago then I got married and found I had nothing to put in it :emoticon-0179-headbang:

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:47 AM

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Had a wallet many many years ago then I got married and found I had nothing to put in it :emoticon-0179-headbang:



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Had a wallet many many years ago then I got married and found I had nothing to put in it :emoticon-0179-headbang:

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:12 PM

My 3 year old Cheq Cock is my sole entry for the Gold Cup which is the Premier Race in Scotland, Is He Good Enough !!!, time will tell but he is the best Bird in the loft by a long mile and I could do no more for him with 1060 miles under his belt this season with his regime consisting of quite a few single ups every day leading up to the week-end and Wee Mary wanting to know if my motor has a petrol leak and why does it take 2 hours to go to the newsagent round the corner. :emoticon-0136-giggle: :emoticon-0136-giggle: :emoticon-0136-giggle: I can only wish like me your dream is fulfilled..

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:29 AM

Their are times when I cannot remember what I went into a room for and other times I can remember conversations 40 years ago as if they had just been spoken,, One of those occasions occurred when I was sitting in the garden this morning reading the newspaper and baking as the temp hit 28 C. In a conversation with the late Edwin Newcombe we spoke about National birds and
the way they arrived at his loft from the distance and his reply was !! The birds you see hedge hopping are the also rans as the winners especially from 500+ miles are flying up in the thermals and only the extremely fit birds can get up there.. Now when I was working down in the Cotswolds the Loft was precisely 1000ft above sea level and I remember Gold Cup day when the birds went over the top of me at 1000ft roughly, So they were racing at 2000ft in the thermals and much cooler thinner air with birds being clocked at 20.00hrs.. Does it mean some will be clocked on the day ?. Time will tell especially if the birds are being looked after in the transporter and not baking in the heat.. Heat exhaustion in the basket will kill before the traps are opened and lead to many losses as was proved from Bovingdon in 2010..

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