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PostSubject: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:56 pm

as I came from the loft this morning I heard a whoosh and looked up and saw about 50 - 60 pigeons belting along ....a bit early for training I think and what some people do eh for the win of the first race Rolling Eyes mine wont be going out for another 4 or 5 weeks let alone training ...when do members start to let their birds out and how long around the loft before training tosses.i am thinking 3 weeks around the loft and then 2 weeks training before first race
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:23 pm

I keep seeing small groups of pigeons flying over Darren, as tho they are training.....I presumed it would have been fanciers training latebreds maybe ? but a group of 50 to 60 birds is definite training I would say, and a bit early eh........ Razz
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:37 pm

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I keep seeing small groups of pigeons flying over Darren, as tho they are training.....I presumed it would have been fanciers training latebreds maybe ?  but a group of 50 to 60 birds is definite training I would say, and a bit early eh........ Razz

David, O/S quoted a wind chill factor of minus 5 etc here, so I would suspect they all may have all been better home in the loft. That being said Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes you will never stop the crazy's Wink Wink being first to get there birds out tossing, no matter what the weather may be. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:44 pm

yeah some guys eh all for the first dash Rolling Eyes the season is long Smile
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:45 pm

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they may well be latebreds

not 60 birds George ...even so far too cold and wont be doing the birds any favours
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:26 pm

ah rite the way it was worded it sounded as though you meant 60 late breds ...to me George 50-60 old birds is a very big team it would be the biggest team at my club of which we have 20 members and by no means the smallest by todays standards but maybe things are different in other areas...if I had 60 old birds to race and was training this time of year I would want to win the first race too but I think its far too cold with a wind chill of -4 to -5 with a NE wind a headwind for the direction the birds were going is to me ridiculous and even more so with late breds ...is it any wonder not many lates make the grade if this is the way people treat them jmo but training in this weather is a no go
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:39 pm

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my mate has just had 100 rings  with 8 flying members in his club  lol


does he win much George...?
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:02 pm

my birds go out everyday weather dependent threw the winter, so there flying well now but they wont be going up the road until a month b4 first race . my late breads wont be going any where until the ybs start training then they will have the comeback races Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:04 pm

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my birds go out everyday weather dependent threw the winter, so there flying well now but they wont be going up the road until a month b4 first race . my late breads wont be going any where until the ybs start training then they will have the comeback races Very Happy

wise man ric ...big team flyers with 100 rings can take chances and no doubt their birds win in spite of them not because of them atb
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:18 pm

I've noticed this the last few weeks teams of pigeons racing over the loft batches of 15 to 20 going like hell won't be any good for the season
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:12 pm

David wrote:
I keep seeing small groups of pigeons flying over Darren, as tho they are training.....I presumed it would have been fanciers training latebreds maybe ?  but a group of 50 to 60 birds is definite training I would say, and a bit early eh........ Razz

Yes your proberbly right David being late breeds some time it's can be a few members who take the chance taking birds on good days only
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:19 pm

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I've noticed this the last few weeks teams of pigeons racing over the loft batches of  15 to 20 going like hell won't be any good for the season

Your right there Mark have noticed small teams of 10-15 racing hard

In the past there has been open races in Bolton from Cheltenham which a lot of fanciers round here have taken part in

But the one thing I will say is if they are not late Breds they will only be old birds
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PostSubject: Re: over the loft today   Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:10 am

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as I came from the loft this morning I heard a whoosh and looked up and saw about 50 - 60 pigeons belting along ....a bit early for training I think and what some people do eh for the win of the first race Rolling Eyes mine wont be going out for another 4 or 5 weeks let alone training ...when do members start to let their birds out and how long around the loft before training tosses.i am thinking 3 weeks around the loft and then 2 weeks training before first race

Could be townies going out to the fields
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