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PostSubject: cold feet in pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:25 pm

im sure this question popped up before, my mate keeps racers and he was told you wont be in the running this week as your birds have cold feet and he had a disaster of a race, hes had racing pigeons for fifty years and never heard of this before until i said i had read something a bout it but cant put my finger on it , can someone tell me if this is a illness or what.
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:43 pm

just bad cerculation could be due to too much protine , what colour is the birds flesh.
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:59 pm

ive heard warm feet are a sign of health/fitness.......but don't quote me on it  No lol! 
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PostSubject: cold feet in racing pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:27 pm

edgie dont know about the colour of the skin but thanks very much for answering, i phoned him and he said he fed them too much energy mix.he thought he was doing them a favour because the weather has turned colder.
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:30 pm

there you go, if i am right, he now knows the answer ? cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:00 pm

the feet should be nice and warm and clean if there warm crap wont stick to there feet , the flesh on the brest should be a pinkish colour with no scales on the skin i all ways look on the throat on the pigeons i basket i like to see the cleft open if its open then it can breath ok but thats just me just some of the things i look out for .
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:12 pm

Yes warm feet healthy birds..thats one of the first things i was told when starting with pigeons
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:07 pm

I must say there are many pigeon theories and lots of old wives tales some true and some false. the 2 favourites are cold or warm feet and a pink breast without flaky skin and feeling moist.

A mate of mine is always parting the feathers on the breast of his birds to show the pink skin without flakes and does it so much that in the basket the feathers are parted and you can see the keel, I however never look at this and never have payed any attention to it, he says it shows form and swears by it.

I don't believe in this what so ever, and have birds topping the section winning for me in good time and they don't have it, also I have often looked at marking just because they talk about it and the ones of mine that are pink and scale free never win for me.

And I am totally against the practise and like to see a breast feathered so I cannot part it to see the flesh, as on a cold day a well feathered breast stops the birds body chilling on hard cold wet days and a bird with an exposed breast will get cold and fail.

But on the subject of warm feet I do think there is something in it, as I have noticed when catching my birds that some have cold feet and others warm, I believe this is a sign of at least good health and we all know only healthy  birds win.
Im not saying that birds with cold feet cant win or are in bad health but I do like to feel warm feet and Im sure it has a bearing on the racing form.
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PostSubject: Re: cold feet in pigeons   Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:36 am

Rudderfett wrote:
I must say there are many pigeon theories and lots of old wives tales some true and some false. the 2 favourites are cold or warm feet and a pink breast without flaky skin and feeling moist.

A mate of mine is always parting the feathers on the breast of his birds to show the pink skin without flakes and does it so much that in the basket the feathers are parted and you can see the keel, I however never look at this and never have payed any attention to it, he says it shows form and swears by it.

I don't believe in this what so ever, and have birds topping the section winning for me in good time and they don't have it, also I have often looked at marking just because they talk about it and the ones of mine that are pink and scale free never win for me.

And I am totally against the practise and like to see a breast feathered so I cannot part it to see the flesh, as on a cold day a well feathered breast stops the birds body chilling on hard cold wet days and a bird with an exposed breast will get cold and fail.

But on the subject of warm feet I do think there is something in it, as I have noticed when catching my birds that some have cold feet and others warm, I believe this is a sign of at least good health and we all know only healthy  birds win.
Im not saying that birds with cold feet cant win or are in bad health but I do like to feel warm feet and Im sure it has a bearing on the racing form.


A good honest/reply Rudd  Smile Smile Most theories ???  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes get thrown out with the bath water etc by season's end, unfortunately. For what I have experienced.  cheers
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