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PostSubject: Super birds.   Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:47 pm

Good read Hal..id read about Ben before a true champion study
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:58 am

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Good read Hal..id read about Ben before a true champion study
True Smile Smile Ad's a master etc when taking one back in time I suggest FW with his stories. Now Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes all you grit men out there lol! lol! lol! save yourself some money bounce bounce & try the Husken Van Riel trick as such Smile Smile . Mortar mix from the local building site Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes good enough for them in their heyday with there pigeons Wink Wink so good enough for Mr average pigeon flyer I suggest Smile Smile even today Wink Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:06 am

It was old mortar not new and old crumbling red clay bricks...
Dont think theres many old building in oz...with its 200 year history
Did the abos build with bricks lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:19 am

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It was old mortar not new and old crumbling red clay bricks...
Dont think theres many old building in oz...with its 200 year history
Did the abos build with bricks lol!
No, No No Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes but the black fella types here etc FW Wink Wink painted every rock they could find Smile Smile going back 50,000 odd years. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:22 pm

Many years ago Mr, Kellaway the loft manager of Fuller Issacson sent me a hand written book on how to treat pigeons to obtain good health and how to win, one of the things mentioned was broken red brick and lime mortar, which he had crushed at the bottom of the garden and which he said they were never away from at certain times.

I took this up in a different manner by using builders lime as a deep litter with sand and my pigeons never ailed anything.

His other tips also came in very useful.

On the matter of the best pigeons, it is impossible to compare any two pigeons racing in different countries and under different circumstances, no one knows the actual strength of the competition etc;

What you can do is admire the performances of pigeons that have performed far beyond the normal and think you lucky perishes for owning and racing them.

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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:30 pm

yes, I`d say the old imperial soft bricks are a very good source of "grit" , definitely not the modern metric bricks, they are too brittle.....I remember reading somewhere on the forum about one of our members digging up clay from his garden, drying it out, and giving it to his pigeons.........cheaper and probably better than the pigeon shop clay blocks. study
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:47 am

For birds locked in Winter time I dig up a turf and put in in the loft. Clay also. Wet or not. It dries out eventually.
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:55 am

Think it was alf baker with the clay or old hand maybe when it was bilco
Not sure now...
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:30 am

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Many years ago Mr, Kellaway the loft manager of Fuller Issacson sent me a hand written book on how to treat pigeons to obtain good health and how to win, one of the things mentioned was broken red brick and lime mortar, which he had crushed at the bottom of the garden and which he said they were never away from at certain times.

I took this up in a different manner by using builders lime as a deep litter with sand and my pigeons never ailed anything.

His other tips also came in very useful.

On the matter of the best pigeons, it is impossible to compare any two pigeons racing in different countries and under different circumstances, no one knows the actual strength of the competition etc;

What you can do is  admire the performances of pigeons that have performed far beyond the normal and think you lucky perishes for owning and  racing them.

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Interesting thoughts again Misty Wink Wink Mention builders lime etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes & it's shock horror I'm affraid with many modern day flyers these days in the sport I suggest Smile Smile on average. Stood the test of time thou as we both know bounce bounce & like you I always use it here in my lofts. Now, thanks to AD's wisdom/knowledge, I just wonder how many knew that when Janssen Bros were racing their 019 pigeon, there actually was a pigeon racing against him that beat him every time they met in a race. Spin & bling Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes by the Janssen's, turned 019 into a house hold champion in pigeon terms & a money making machine, but the owner of the better bird back then, just wasn't interested in playing the spin & bling game it appears. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:41 am

Name of the game if you want to sell. But who can blame them? Happens nowadays.
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PostSubject: Re: Super birds.   Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:06 am

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Name of the game if you want to sell. But who can blame them? Happens nowadays.
True Smile Smile but not many 019 types around these days Hal Wink Wink or the one that was his opposition there at the time as I mentioned etc. Read the speel Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes of a champ up your way Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad just recently, that made me blush some what lol! lol! lol!. World beaters bounce bounce 60/100/160/200 miles type of thing Wink Wink. Each to their own type of thing bounce bounce but definitely not my cup of tea as they say Wink Wink I'm affraid. cheers
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