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The Losses And Returns Debate honest answers only please Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   andy Burgess 

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:34 PM

lets have this out in the open and put some facts down . most are 3rd or 4th race into the Oldbird programme by now. please state how many you sent and how many returned from each of your races so far. i am not looking at any big stories just the facts . we can look back at the end of Old bird racing and see if we can come to any ideas as to why (and dont put it all down to the hawk,s) .
would also like to add , weve had our fair share of losses @ Team Burgess lofts. look back at some of my old posts (keep a tissue to hand).

for us - race 1 , 24 sent = 24 home.
and - race 2 , 30 sent = 29 home.
lastly - race 3 , 31 sent = 31 home . (last was 24 hours late, 2nd day) . :pidge:


i thought i could fetch this question up again ?

This post has been edited by andy Burgess: 11 January 2018 - 18:41 PM
Reason for edit: up-dates ?

"north wales novice" no longer .

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:37 PM

100% returns in all races so far.
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:39 PM

1st race sent 15 got 14 and the 1 missing a week later

2nd race sent 14 cocks 17 hens got 14 cocks home 16 hens 1 missing was there the next morning

3rd race sent 14 cocks got 14 the one who went missing got a week off plus i have a stock cock going on the road which gives me 16 for the next race

Toss today 16 hens away (one out with a broken end flight) only 12 when i left the loft bt fully expect them to be there

Edited to add 15 home from a fooking toss

This post has been edited by geordie1234: 2 May 2016 - 20:07 PM


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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:42 PM

1st 34/35
2nd 38/40
3rd 33/33

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:43 PM

1st Race Stubbs Camp 6 Short from 19 sent all broken latebreds from a friend who left the sport.
2nd race Otterburn 5 short from 26 3 latebreds and 2 broken older birds .
tells its own story really.

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:51 PM

1. 19 sent 17 back
2. 24 sent 23 back one with half a tail
3. 23 sent 20 home on with chest wound
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:53 PM

1st race. 16/16
2nd race 16/16
3rd race 23/25

Pentland fed.

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:54 PM

1st Race 24/24
2nd Race 23/24 1 short on night turned up next morning
3rd Race 23/24 1 short on night turned up next morning
4th Race 23/24 1 short on night turned up next afternoon, hawked & flown out, died in my hands this morning.
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 19:54 PM

1st race sent 3 got 3
2nd race sent 24 got 23
3rd race sent 23 got 20

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 20:07 PM

1st Race 24/24
2nd Race 48/50 1 x missing returned with the 3rd race birds
3rd Race 48/49
4th Race Sending the lot!
ANDY MILLER........RAILWAY LOFTS........
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 20:07 PM

6/6 10/10 35/38

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 21:07 PM

First race Stirling 32miles trainer. Sent 16 latebreds. 14 back + 1 next day. :)
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 21:09 PM

1st race Ridsdale sent 43 , 42 returned (1 slightly injured)
2nd race Tow Law sent 41 had 39 return
3rd race Tow Law sent 53,all returned by sat 19.00
All mainly yearlings,keeping fingers crossed that the returns stay this way
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 21:13 PM

Down 3 from the first race, training seems to be the bigger problem with birds going missing and other birds arriving home injured and out for the rest of the season :(
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 21:30 PM

1st race 17/18
2nd race 33/34 the missing doo was reported on Friday in Bathgate been hit by percy
3rd race 54/60 with 1 back hawked

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 21:33 PM

1st race 12/12
2nd race 33/34
3rd race 19/19

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 22:12 PM

Hopefully will get my birds away this week for their first race . And will probably be miles behind but I will have 100% returns. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 22:15 PM

One race otterburn 20/20 but that will change last season lost around 18 from the first 5 races

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Posted 2 May 2016 - 22:23 PM

1st race sent 18 cocks got 18 home 2nd race sent 11 cocks got 11 home both 70 mile races. This weekend sent the lot 47 got 45 home lost 2 a 3 year old cock I was hoping to send across the channel this year and a yearling hen also had 3 home with injuries 1 with half her wing missing 1 with his breast ripped open and 1 with what appears to be a shotgun injury to her neck and that's us just crossed the 100 mile mark the poor souls have a lot to put up with in their efforts to get home.
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Posted 2 May 2016 - 22:31 PM

race 1, 21/21, race 2, 39/39, race 3, 48/57
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