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PostSubject: Tough racing or just money?   Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tough racing or just money?   Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:03 am

Yes Hal its a hard season for them youngsters

got to be the toughest route /area to fly
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PostSubject: Re: Tough racing or just money?   Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:40 am

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_9jYuAf0Os
Just money Hal Wink Wink etc I would suggest  Smile  Smile. Commentator there  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  sums it up in one sentence type of thing I'm affraid when he informs us all Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad the race must go on as such & just don't worry about all the birds that finish up in the water there as the ship rolls from side to side. Not that I know much Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes But Smile Smile I could say Wink Wink a total disgrace for all those in charge there to allow it all to happen under those type of weather conditions. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Tough racing or just money?   Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:25 am

I agree oz awful just awful
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PostSubject: Re: Tough racing or just money?   Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 pm

I think mankind often loses the plot with regard to how they treat animals, and we are not innocents either.


The video shows little or no concern for the conditions the pigeons will have to contend with and they were horrendous, but after all the preparations that such an event involves one has to consider the alternatives.

Many pigeons returned, others went the wrong way etc;

Not a lot of difference between that and some of our liberations, taking everything into consideration.

What interested me the most was the back garden lofts, obvious;y made from orange boxes etc;

How is it that the sport appears to be thriving there and going down hill here?.

Not everyone involved can be making money so some must do so for different reasons, maybe the sport over there is run in a better manner than over here.

In our sport thousands of pigeons are lost every year from as little as 60 miles and then the distance fanciers who breed thousands of pigeons and jump up and down when they get one back after a lifetime of trying.

What we should be doing is improving the sport here so that any possible new fancier can feel a true part of the sport.

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PostSubject: Re: Tough racing or just money?   Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:48 pm

MISTY wrote:
I think mankind often loses the plot with regard to how they treat animals, and we are not innocents either.


The video shows little or no concern for the conditions the pigeons will have to contend with and they were horrendous, but after all the preparations that such an event involves one has to consider the alternatives.  

Many pigeons returned, others went the wrong way etc;

Not a lot of difference between that and some of our liberations, taking everything into consideration.

What interested me the most was the back garden lofts, obvious;y made from orange boxes etc;

How is it that the sport appears to be thriving there and going down hill here?.

Not everyone involved can be making money so some must do so for different reasons, maybe the sport over there is run in a better manner than over here.

In our sport thousands of pigeons are lost every year from as little as 60 miles and then the distance fanciers who breed thousands of pigeons and jump up and down when they get one back after a lifetime of trying.

What we should be doing is improving the sport here so that any possible new fancier can feel a true part of the sport.

Regards.

 



The loses issue Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes gets right up my nose here I'm  affraid Misty Wink Wink when I hear the waffle coming out of the mouths of people that should know better as such here. Last Friday sadly they were at work in all their glory unfortunately, as they sent a text out to all Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Due to severe weather "sunny day, head wind" conditions at the normal race point the following week we have now changed the race point due to the welfare of the pigeons issue etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes & the fear of losses above normal. Taking them now 600 miles due west of the line of flight the birds have been on all year here in the hope of finding a tail wind etc. Strange thing is Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad those making the decisions, loose more tossing around home & off the roof on average than what will be lost in the forth coming distance races. Strange  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes the mentality issue/thinking, with certain types of pigeon flyers  Wink  Wink one could maybe suggest.   cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Tough racing or just money?   Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:47 am

The video shows to me that the right pigeons can make it regardless of the weather. Breed the ones that come back together those young will have a better chance. End of the video guy was buying from Europe. Why? The birds there do not fly in those conditions. Horses for courses.
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